A rich truffle pasta can be pieced together with a few basic ingredients combined with truffle oil to add a unique natural flavour.
This dish combines the flavours of truffles with mushrooms and bacon to provide an aromatic experience that is guaranteed to tantalise your taste buds.
This recipe encourages you to branch a little outside your comfort zone by trying mushrooms outside the portabello range (if you prefer portabellos feel free to swap them in) by using oyster and lion’s main mushrooms.
This recipe provides two servings as well as a little extra truffle pasta for the lunch box the next day. After placing this dish in the work microwave I had everyone asking what that delicious smell was. It’s surprising how a little truffle oil goes a long way.
Sourcing local truffle oils and mushrooms
The idea for this recipe piqued my interest while strolling through the Daylesford markets in Victoria.
The Daylesford area is known for its cooler climatic conditions which makes for perfect truffle and mushroom growing conditions.
Towards the end of winter, fresh mushrooms were in abundance and I couldn’t help but buy a mushroom medley pack of oyster and lion’s mane mushrooms. One variety in particular caught my eye, the yellow oyster mushrooms.
Combining yellow oyster mushrooms with truffle pasta
The rich vibrant colours and fruity aroma allows the yellow oyster mushroom flavours to pair perfectly with the truffle pasta.
In my mind, I picture the lion’s mane mushrooms grating nicely into a parmesan cheese-like texture. Let’s just say that didn’t exactly go to plan as you will see later in the recipe.Print
That wraps up our truffle pasta recipe and I myself can’t wait to try out a few different variations with a variety of truffle and mushroom products.
Let us know in the comments section below how you have made this quick and easy mushroom truffle pasta recipe your own.
Truffle Pasta: Frequently asked questions
What is a perfect pairing with truffle pasta?
A red wine and lamb is a fantastic pairing with truffle pasta especially when using the yellow oyster mushrooms. Prior to cooking the yellow oysters give off a strong scent that resembles red wine and when cooked they turn into a cashew nut-like flavour.
What does truffle pasta taste like?
The truffle oil aromatics are prominent throughout the dish and provide a delicious earthy flavour that pairs well with the bacon and mushroom flavours being released when cooking.
What cheese pairs well with truffle pasta?
Parmesan is always a fantastic bet as the savoury flavours blend well with the richness of the truffle oil and the cream. It’s often a great way of balancing out the dish.