Fresh Oregon Black Truffles (Leucangium Carthusianum) - 3 oz
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Fresh Oregon Black Truffles (Leucangium carthusianum) look somewhat similar in appearance to Black Summer Truffles from Europe, but the resemblance ends there. Chefs and adventurous cooks across the country prize Oregon Black Truffles as a uniquely American delicacy, but one that is just as delicious and intriguing as their better-known (and much pricier) European cousins.

Oregon black truffles differ radically from European truffles.  To start with, they have a pronounced fruity-musky aroma and flavor that is all their own.  For another thing, the exterior of the Oregon black truffle is soft and slightly moist, quite different from the hard "warty" black exterior of their European counterparts.

 

Our recommendation?   Whether you are a veteran truffle lover or just a curious fan of unusual food, give Oregon black truffles a try.  Don't expect them to taste or smell like European truffles - just keep an open mind and palate and you will be pleasantly surprised by the musky, sensuous flavor of this uniquely American truffle.

 

Using Oregon black truffles: Much of the appeal of the Oregon black truffle lies in its distinctive musky aroma which can be destroyed by overcooking. It's recommended that truffles be added late or at the end of the cooking process. You can also simply shave them raw over your favorite dish like risotto, mashed potatoes, or even scrambled eggs.


Store fresh truffles in the refrigerator submerged in a container of uncooked rice or wrapped loosely in paper towels. Fresh truffles are best when used within a week or less after they arrive.

3 oz fresh truffles

 

About fresh truffle shipping schedules:
We do our best to bring you the freshest truffles possible, with shipments arriving weekly. There may be occasional gaps in availability due to our delivery schedules. If you need truffles delivered on a specific date, please let us know and we'll do our best to see that they arrive when you need them.

 

 

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Recipes

Spaghettini al Beurre with Fresh Truffles
Fresh, firm truffles, thinly shaved over warm pasta are a true joy to the senses. Their pleasing aroma and subtle nuances of flavor are released by the gentle warmth of freshly cooked pasta.
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Poached Skate With Oregon Black Truffle Butter
Skate is surprisingly inexpensive and is often readily available in the frozen section of well-stocked Asian markets. With a tender texture and mild flavor, skate is an interesting fish that is well worth seeking out. There are many classic recipes which feature this member of the ray family. One method which works particularly well with skate is poaching. It’s faster and easier than you might expect. If you make your compound butter in advance, you’ve got dinner, start to finish, in under 30 minutes.
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Passatelli II
"Passatelli con tartufo bianco su letto di fonduta al tartufo estivo"...this is the official name of this recipe. Quite a mouthful, no matter how you look at it...and an unforgettable taste experience!
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Angel Hair Pasta with Black Truffles
There is nothing quite like a fresh truffle. It has a wild, earthy flavor which is at its best when seasoned sparingly and served with neutral flavors. Truffles are rare. For this reason, too, they bring something exotic and special to your table. This recipe is adapted from one by Emeril Lagasse. The secret to it is very simple seasonings.
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Oregon Black Truffle-Parsley Compound Butter
A wonderfully versatile compound butter that will add deep, woodsy flavors to anything you add it to. Very handy to have at a moment's notice. A dab on cooked fish or meat or poultry will make dinner taste like a gourmet meal you've slaved long hours over!
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