Summer truffles are by now among the most known and appreciated around the world thanks to their easy availability. Black Summer Truffles (tuber aestivum) are ideal for canapes and first courses, meat and fish. They have a thicker skin than the black winter truffle, and are less pungent (and therefore less expensive!) than their winter cousins.
Frozen Truffles retain much of their flavor, but may suffer some loss of fresh truffle texture. Frozen Truffles are still an excellent choice for enjoying truffle flavor when fresh truffles are out of season.
4 oz Imported.
Poached Skate with Black Truffle Butter
While it's highly prized in Asia and Europe,
skate is a frequently overlooked fish that is
unfamiliar to many Americans.
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
faster and easier than you might expect. If
you make your compound butter in advance,
you've got dinner, start to finish, in under
Note: skate skin has tiny little spurs that make it painful to skin without special gloves. However, most is sold skinned.