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Recipe: Truffled Duck Breast with Black Truffle Foie Gras Sauce

Ingredients:

1 large celery root about 2 lbs, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice

2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½ inch dice

About 3 cups chicken stock

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons chopped chives

2 large fresh duck breasts

2 ounces black truffle (preferably two, one-ounce truffles)

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Truffle Recipes: Grilled Cheese with Truffle Oil, Arugula and Summer Truffles

This recipe for Grilled Cheese with Truffle Oil, Arugula and Summer Truffles is a wonderful way to enjoy the subtle flavor of summer truffles. The Morbier cheese, spicy arugula, and nutty summer truffles, enhanced with black truffle oil make an exceptional sandwich.

Ingredients:

four slices good quality, dense […]

Truffle Recipes: Black Truffle Chilean Sea Bass with Potato Crisps and Black Truffle Butter Sauce

After receiving a batch of highly aromatic and perfectly ripe Australian black truffles, I created this delicious recipe for Black Truffle Chilean Sea Bass with Potato Crisps and Black Truffle Butter Sauce. I am astounded at the quality and flavor of Australian black truffles! The truffles I used were procured from a plantation in southwest […]

Truffle Recipes: Prawn and Fennel Salad with Black Truffle Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

For the Salad

2 large bulbs of fennel (about 1.25 lbs. trimmed of stalks)

1/2 cup chicken stock

1/4 teaspoon black truffle salt

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 lb prawns, deveined and peeled, with tail on

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon marash chili

1/8 teaspoon truffle salt

5 cups […]

Foie Gras Recipes: Seared Foie Gras with Smoked Duck Breast, Lentils, Caramelized Leeks and Black Truffle Oil

As much as I appreciate and enjoy slow food, there is something to be said for luxury on the go. I like to eat well everyday, and I do indulge in luxury foods throughout the week. Often the recipes I create from whatever I have in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry, are among my favorites, […]

Truffle Recipes: Steamed Lobster with Perigord Black Truffle Butter

Black truffles are at their prime in mid February and this recipe for Steamed Lobster with Perigord black truffle butter is the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner for two. The flavor of Perigord black truffles is an exquisite pairing with fresh, succulent lobster. The lobster shells can be used to make lobster stock. Simply save the […]

How to distinguish between Perigord black truffles and Chinese black truffles

There is nothing intrinsically wrong with Chinese truffles. Consumers simply need to be aware that Chinese black truffles (Tuber sinensis, Tuber indicum and Tuber himalayensis) are a different variety of black truffles than the prized Perigord black truffle (Tuber melanosporum).

Chinese truffles are winter black truffles, which are abundantly available in China, and wholesale for […]

Truffles Recipe: Grilled Porterhouse Steak with Summer Truffles and Cognac Shallot Reduction

This recipe is ideal for either summer black truffles or Burgundy truffles. In this preparation, the truffles soak up the juice from the steak and become warm and softened. Since summer truffles are only a fraction of the cost of winter truffles, you can be generous with the quantity of truffles used. We used French […]

Recipe: Duck Breast with Seared Foie Gras, Black Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Red Cabbage and Foie Gras Sauce

My favorite way to cook is to find a recipe I like, substitute about 75% of the ingredients, and create a totally new recipe. Last night’s experimentation was a big success! This absolutely delicious duck breast and foie gras recipe doesn’t take long to prepare, but does require some coordination on the timing.

Any raw […]

Recipe: Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Foie Gras and White Truffle Oil

I was wondering what to do with my beautiful sage green princess pumpkin after both Halloween and Thanksgiving had passed, when I remembered a recipe I saw for Pumpkin Bisque with Foie Gras and White Truffle Oil. Though I modified the recipe here and there, I was thrilled with the result. Since I generally do […]