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Truffle Oil Web Recipes

September 3, 2010

Truffle Oil Recipes

Truffle Oil Recipes

It was pretty hard for me to find exciting recipes on the web using truffle oil. I am not sure why. Is it the fact that my google search skills are not that great? Or maybe the food websites and bloggers that I usually follow are not very interested in using truffle oil?
I tend to blame it more on my search skills :)
I did find these three recipes though, that sounded interesting. I am not sure I will give any of them a try in the week to come, as it is back to school for my kids, and I don’t know if any of my readers have kids, but this time of the year is pretty busy. Let me put it this way, cooking just doesn’t happen that naturally. But I bookmarked them, and I will try them at the first occasion. I will share my experience with you.

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Truffle Carpaccio: Chef's Take

August 13, 2010

This week on my hunt for “A Chefs take” on the featured product: Truffle Carpaccio, I got two contributions of the same recipe!

Truffled Pizza! Sounds delicious doesn’t it, well it is absolutely marvelous.

Pizzeria Arlequino and Restaurant Bottega, both very dear clients of ours, generously shared pictures and recipe of the same creation but off course both with their own twist.

Pizzeria Arlequino Pizza

Pizzeria Arlequino Pizza

Ingredients:

  • Mozzarella fior di latte
  • Egg
  • Truffle Carpaccio

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A Dinner At Home Using Freshly Arrived Summer Truffles

April 28, 2010

Paolo's Summer Truffles Recipe

This evening I was in the mood to have an earthy meal for dinner. Knowing that the fresh summer truffles just arrived this morning at Macchi Inc., I decided to ask Paolo if he could do his magic tonight, and prepare something for us specifically to satisfy my cravings, and to use one of these beautiful fresh summer truffles.

Since the summer truffle initially has an earthy taste, I felt like enhancing the flavors with truffle paste an a bit of black truffle oil. I also felt like bringing all these flavors together with the nice texture of some beautiful and “meaty” button mushrooms. And, last but not least, finalizing the dish by topping it with an exhauggerated amount of shaved truffles.

I’ve been blogging about summer truffles since the beginning of the week, both here and here. And to tell you the truth, my mouth was watering just thinking about it every time I blogged. I was waiting impatiently for Wednesday to arrive, as I knew I would finally get to savour some.

So Paolo ( that rarely refuses an occasion to cook ) made this nice pasta plate, as he always does, the way I had hoped for it to taste, and a little bit better, if you don’t mind me saying so ;) (more…)

 

Cooking with the Macchi Family: Bottarga

April 21, 2010

Since Paolo’s family originates from the north of Italy the region of Lombardia, bottarga was not at all consumed growing up. When we started importing it in 2002 to Montreal we have done plenty of research and followed traditional recipes as well as made our own ways of eating and preparing it.

PAOLO’S BOTTARGA RECIPE:

Paolo's Bottarga Pasta Recipe

One of Paolo’s absolute favourite pastas is the “aglio et oglio” ( oil and garlic ) . After discovering the very particular taste of Bottarga and experimenting with it, Paolo found that by adding grated Bottarga di Muggine in his favorite recipe, and grating some on top of the finished pasta, the dish took a whole new dimension. The bottarga gave it a nice kick.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • parsley
  • desired amount of grated Bottarga di Muggine or Bottarga di tonno

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A Chefs take on: Prosciutto

April 15, 2010

Ossobuco, sweetbreads terrine wrapped in prosciutto, by Stefano Leone

When I mentionned we were covering Prosciutto di Parma this week, Stefano Leone so kindly sent me these pictures of one of his culinary creations with Prosciutto di Parma:

Ossobuco, sweetbread terrine wrapped in Prosciutto di Parma with orange sauce verrina, mostarda.

Stefano loves pairing this dish with a Gabriel Meffre, Cotes du Rhône AOC – Expression Pierres Brisées, 2006 France which is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault, a crimson robe with purple nuances, an enticing nose of fresh fruits and spices notes. Savory and elegant, finishing by a charming spicy sensation.

Comfort food – Soul satisfying
Cooking and music are alike, in that a finished dish and a performance depend on an element of improvisation which is never part of the recipe or score. When this goes right, the results are magical.

It is the magic that matter!

This is for you!”

Stefano Leone

 

 
 
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