Truffle Tagliolini

Truffle Tagliolini

A deliciously simple recipe and the best way to serve top quality pasta – this is one of my favourite recipes!

Tagliolini is tossed with a butter and truffle sauce and topped with a little shaved truffle and parmesan.

Truffle Tagliolini
Serves 2

Ingredients:

200g Top Quality Dried Tagliolini, 30g Unsalted Butter, 15ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 2tbsp Reserved Pasta Water, 2tsp Black Truffle Oil, 1/2 Small Truffle (Fresh or Preserved) (Finely Shaved), 2tbsp Grated Parmesan, Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper

Method:

1) Bring a large pan of well salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta in the boiling water until al-dente (around 6 minutes for tagliolini).

2) Meanwhile melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the olive oil and keep warm.

3) Drain the pasta once cooked (remember to save a little of the cooking liquid). Add the pasta to the pan with the butter and olive oil. Add the truffle oil and cooking liquor and season to taste with sea salt and cracked black pepper. Toss well to combine.

4) Serve the pasta and top with the shaved black truffle and a sprinkling of parmesan.

Enjoy!

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Duck & Chestnut Tagliolini

Duck & Chestnut Tagliolini

This is a super quick alternative to a traditional pasta with duck ragu but is still packed full of flavour! Duck is paired with chestnuts, smoked pancetta and fresh sage.

Using top quality duck rillettes minimises prep and cooking time.

Duck & Chestnut Tagliolini
Serves 2

Ingredients:

300g Tagliolini, 75g Duck Rillettes, 30g Smoked Pancetta (Diced), 1 Shallot (Finely Diced), 1 Garlic Clove (Finely Diced), 1tbsp Chopped Fresh Sage, 2tbsp Freshly Grated Parmesan, 25g Unsalted Butter, Juice and Zest of 1/2 Lemon, 50ml Reserved Pasta Cooking Water, Sea Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method:

1) Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the pasta in the water and drain when ready.

2) Meanwhile place a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add a little oil and fry the pancetta with the shallot and garlic for 2 minutes until golden. Turn the heat to medium-low and add the rillettes, sage, parmesan and butter. Keep over a low heat until the pasta is ready.

3) When the pasta is drained, add to the pan with the duck mixture together with the reserved cooking water, lemon juice and zest and a good amount of freshly cracked black pepper. Toss the pasta well to combine and serve with a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Enjoy!