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Mushroom Pasta Sauce with Tuscan Truffle oil

This was the first dish I made after getting hold of some Tuscan truffle oil. It is also so fast to make its ridiculous and absolutely delicious… I mean mushrooms and truffles are pretty much the perfect combination.

I first tasted truffles recently at a friends wedding. The groom is a chef and put together the most amazing picnic style wedding dinner – half vegan, half not! It was so refreshing to see a chef make such amazing vegan food at an event like this… not just a stir fry and a salad for the ‘fussy eaters’ but and amazing spread of exciting interactive food for everyone to try. A full on appreciation that food can be amazing without the animal products and doesn’t have to become a side thought just because it’s vegan.

The truffles came in the form of an amazing mushroom pate with truffle oil.

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The second time a had truffles were in Volterra, Italy, on a Porcini mushroom and truffle oil pizza (senza mozzarella!) That was when I knew I had to get hold of some to take home with me. Seen as Tuscany is famous for truffles that was pretty easy and a lot cheaper than I expected, especially since you only need a tiny bit to add that amazing flavour to a meal.

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Mushroom Pasta Sauce with Tuscan Truffle Oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 large portobello mushroooms, sliced
  • 2 cups oyster mushrooms, torn into bit size pieces
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp truffle oil
  • 250g soya cream
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 200g tofu, cubed- optional
  1. Heat oil in a large non stick high sided frying pan. Add the garlic, mushrooms and oregano. Stir and cook until the mushrooms are melty and cooked.
  2. Stir in the soya cream and truffle oil, the optional tofu and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Heat through and serve over pasta of choice- I like to serve this with tagliatelle or fettuccine.
  4. Serves 3-4
     
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2 Comments

  1. I am salivating at the mere thought of this dish. Like, first you hit me with the pasta (<3 carbz), then those GLORIOUS oyster mushrooms & finally the truffle oil. Oh, I'm SWOONING. I'll have to try and get my hands on some of the liquid gold! Absolutely gorgeous shots too! 🙂

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