You all probably heard a lot about the intoxicating taste and aroma of the truffles, but not everyone tells you how to use them in cooking. Here, we have made some recipe suggestions that you should try out in the coming holiday season when you buy truffles and create delicious treats for a small family or friends gathering.

Let’s go on with the recipes.

White Bean Dip with Black Truffles – Must-Try Recipe When You Buy Truffle

You’ll need the following ingredients to prepare this dish:

  • A cup of dried coco tarbais beans
  • Garnish wrapped and tied in cheesecloth (including 5 parsley sprigs, 3 celery leaves, 1 thyme sprig, 1 bay leaf, 10 peppercorns)
  • ¼ cup of bean cooking liquid (reserved)
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
  • Olive oil (1 tablespoon)
  • Lemon juice (1 teaspoon)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 tbs (truffle peelings)
  • Black truffle oil (for serving)

Method for cooking

  • Rinse the beans by adding them to a large pot. Cover them entirely with water, and soak them overnight at room temperature.
  • The next day, drain the beans and put them in the pot along with the garnish (the one mentioned in the ingredient list). Bring it to boil over medium-high heat, and then reduce it to low flame and let it simmer. Don’t forget to stir it until the beans are tender (it takes 1-2 hours).
  • Drain the beans again, reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid, and dispose of the garnish.
  • Now, take a food processor and add beans, cooking liquid, parsley, lemon juice, garlic, and salt. Puree the mixture until it’s smooth and drizzle over some olive oil.
  • When it’s completely smooth, add ¼ cup of truffle peelings and a bit of a truffle choice. Pulse it until the truffles are incorporated. Taste and adjust the seasoning.

Now, the dip is ready to serve. This simple recipe for creamy and truffle-packed white bean dip can be served with raw veggies or crackers.

Tournedos Rossini – Classic Steak with Black Truffles

The ingredients required to create this recipe are:

  • Small slices of Yukon gold potatoes (paper-thin slices)
  • Black truffle butter (3 tablespoons)
  • Beef filet mignon (2 piecese)
  • Salt & pepper (to taste)
  • Veal demi-glace (1/2 cup)
  • Truffle juice (2 tablespoons)
  • Truffle peelings (1 tsp-chopped)
  • Duck fat (1 tbsp)
  • Foie gras slices (1 package)
  • Madeira (2 tablespoons)
  • Fresh truffle

Method for cooking

  • Preheat your oven at 375-degree F. Then, butter 2 ramekins and cover the bottom with the potato slices. Make sure you brush these slices with truffle butter and then add another layer of potato. Repeat the process until all the potatoes are used. Weigh down this cake, and start the baking process until it’s cooked all the way through and the edges are crispy.
  • Remove the potatoes to paper toweling.
  • After that, take a small bowl, combine truffle juice, demi-glace, and chopped truffles, and keep it aside.
  • Season fillets with salt and pepper. Then, melt the duck fat in a skillet over medium-high flame. Sear them until you get the desired doneness (5 minutes on each side). Take them off the heat to rest, and tent with a foil to keep them warm.
  • Discard all the fat from the skillet. Then add the Madeira while the pan is still hot (scrape off all the beefy bits on the bottom).
  • Add the demi-glace mixture to it, then cook it until it’s reduced. Remove it from the heat, and stir in the truffle butter. Taste the seasoning (add more if necessary).
  • Take a small skillet over high heat. When hot, add the foie gras slices until golden brown (it takes about 60 seconds on each side). Remove from heat and put on the paper towel.
  • The dish is now ready to serve.

As the holiday season approaches, you will surely be hunting for new recipes to try out for your family. So, here we have presented some ideas you can try after buying truffles. Make sure you buy them from a good source like Tartuflanghe to enjoy the taste to the fullest. We hope you and your family enjoy these recipes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do you cook real truffles?

The best way to use truffles is to cook them as simply as possible. You can also use them without cooking at all. You can simply shave them on different dishes like a garnish. However, if you want to try the cooked version, try the recipes mentioned above.

  1. Do you have to cook truffles?

Not necessarily. You can use them on top of the dishes like cooked risotto, pasta, or any other dishes as a garnish.

  1. What foods go well with truffles?

Truffles are usually paired with butter, cream, cheese, foie gras, and fatty foods. They work great and help bring out the full flavor.

By Shan Ali

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