We’ve picked up a new line of truffle products from a company called Regalis, ranging from infused extra virgin olive oils to a tapenade and balsamic glaze. The results? They are just blowing us away! The coolest thing about them is how little of it you need to completely ramp up the umami, a powerful taste receptors. It adds an instant savory mushroom flavor to almost any dish. I opened one of each and have been letting our DLM Culinary Center students try them and the response is overwhelming (feel free stop by and ask for a taste). Here are a few ideas of what you can do with these fabulous new truffle items:
Black Truffle Balsamic Glaze is an 18-year-old, barrel-aged Balsamic from Modena that’s been steeped with black truffle. It’s a true finishing glaze so you only need a light drizzle to produce an amazing punch of flavor. But be careful … after just a taste, you’ll be tempted to drink the bottle! Try it drizzled over a blue cheese canape. All you need is three ingredients: bread, cheese, and this Black Truffle Balsamic Glaze.
Black Truffle Tapenade is soft, finely minced pieces of truffle mixed with herbs and good olive oil. It’s the perfect addition to any pasta dish or sauce that needs more depth of flavor. Stir a small amount in your next stew or braised dish. Or, mix it with a little softened butter to dollop on a warm piece of beef tenderloin. I can’t wait to stir a small amount into a good mayo and slather it over a burger or steak sandwich.
Black Truffle Carpaccio is the real-deal only in this small jar. You’ll find perfect, paper-thin slices of black truffle ready to place on top of soft scrambled eggs. Or, try a couple of slices scattered over your favorite risotto. When we tasted this against the other sliced truffle product, there was simply no comparison! We are thrilled to be able to provide you with this excellent high quality of sliced truffle.
White and Black Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We’ve picked up both of these organic white and black truffle oils because they were just so good, we couldn’t turn either of them down. Using truffle oil is a smart, economic way of spreading truffle flavor throughout a dish. Want to know my favorite use for this? Drizzle it over popcorn for a deliciously decadent treat that is perfect with a glass of Champagne.