Spaghetti alla Spolentina
Have you ever cooked with truffle oil? It imparts the most wonderful flavor to everything it comes into contact with. Be sure when using it that you don't cook it. It can be warmed, but the flavor will diminish if it is exposed to high temperatures. Try a splash of it on pasta dishes, or add some to your favorite risotto. It's wonderful in eggs and adds depth, interest, and a delicious flavor to vegetable dishes.
The truffle oil in this recipe turns a simple pasta dish into a masterpiece!
1½ teaspoon black truffle oil
¾ pound spaghetti
1 clove garlic, sliced thin
6 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
sprig of parsley, chopped fine
Cook the pasta according to instructions. While it is cooking, brown the garlic in olive oil until it just starts to turn golden in color. Remove immediately from heat and discard the garlic.
Add the olive oil, chopped parsley, salt and pepper, and the black truffle oil to the spaghetti. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately.