Today we celebrate the king of all flavors: the truffle. What is truffle? Food connoisseurs describe the scent of the truffle as sensual, seductive and unique. Its fine aroma allows you to prepare some really refined dishes. Today, I’m going to prepare spelt pasta with black truffle sautéed with a delicate extra virgin olive oil, a perfect combination of flavors.
Preparation time 30 ‘
320 g “Secoli D’Amore” farro pasta/spelt spaghetti
40 g of parmesan shavings
25 g Perigord truffle (Tuber melanosporum) shavings
1 clove of garlic
1 tablespoon of breadcrumbs
5 tablespoons of delicate extra virgin olive oil
Boil the water (1 L of water per 100 g of pasta).
When the water boils, add the salt and the spelt pasta.
While cooking the spelt pasta, heat the extra virgin olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant. Add the breadcrumbs and continue cooking until the breadcrumbs are lightly toasted. Take the pan off the heat and add some truffle shavings. Truffle is a delicate foodstuff and so it can withstand only a matter of a few second in the oil. Drain the spelt spaghetti when it is al dente (about 8 minutes, depending on how you like it) and pour it into the sauté pan. Add all the truffle shavings.
Stir for 2 minutes. Serve while hot and garnish with parmesan shavings.
WHAT IS A TRUFFLE?
Truffle is not very well known, so I have put together a simple guide (infographic) to help you choose your favorite variety.