This just might be the simplest gourmet meal ever.
And it's oh-so-good too!
Seriously, there is something completely intoxicating about the flavour of truffles.... you must try this.
All you really need is some good quality truffle oil and some parmesan cheese, and you're set.
Truffle Oil Pasta
500 grams orchetti or other pasta
2-3 tablespoons good quality truffle oil
around 10 mushrooms, sliced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 cup arugula or mache leaves
1 cup parmesan cheese (grated) + more for garnishing
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
Cook the pasta, as usual.
Stir fry the mushrooms in olive oil. Be sure not to overcrowd them in the frying pan, so that they can brown nicely. Them set aside.
When the pasta is ready, strain out the water and poor the pasta back into the same pot. Add the truffle oil and mushrooms, and mix well. Then the parmesan cheese. You may need to add more olive oil so that it's not too dry (if you don't want that much oil, you can always add a splash of milk instead).
Finally mix in a handful or two of fresh arugula or mache salad leaves. Season with salt & pepper.
Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese on top.