2 egg yolks 75g butter 25g Black Truffle Oil Lemon juice 1/4 lemon 4 eggs to poach Hot smoked salmon - I recommend Salar Smokehouse and as much or as little as you like Hot, buttered toast, sourdough works so well with this.
Whisk two yolks in a bowl and place the bowl on a damp cloth Heat the butter till almost boiling and then dribble, very slowly, from a height into the egg bowl whisking all the time (the damp cloth stops the bowl from moving too much and the height cools the butter so it doesn't over cook the egg) Add the truffle oil, again very slowly, whisking all the time. Taste, add some of the lemon juice, taste, add more if needed Season, taste and adjust if required Put to one side and keep warm
Poach the eggs, I prefer to use a frying pan for poaching. No "swirling" required just very fresh eggs and you can use the left over lemon juice to help set the eggs rather than vinegar.
This is the order that I prefer to build the plate but to be honest, it really doesn't matter. Do it to your taste and exactly how you like it.
Toast Salmon Eggs Generous amounts of hollandaise
Gnocchi with Tartafuta Sauce and Chestnut Mushrooms
Gnocchi with Tartafuta Sauce and Chestnut mushrooms
Supper for 2 or light lunch for 2. 20 minutes, Easy
500g of Gnocchi 250g of Chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced 90 ml of Tartafuta 80 ml Creme Fraiche (half fat will work just as well in the recipe) Large handful of Parsley finely chopped 2 tb olive oil (not extra virgin, this doesn't like to be heated to high temperatures)
*Using a wok for ease of frying, cook the mushrooms until they are dry, a little colour is good but don't burn them. *Boil a pan of salted water. Add the gnocchi and they are done when they float. *Whilst the gnocchi is cooking, add the Tartafuta to the mushrooms and heat (you'll smell toast, don't be confused by this, it's the olives). Then add the creme fraiche and 2/3rds of the parsley. *Mix and heat gently, if there's a lot of liquid (because the mushrooms weren't cooked dry) don't worry, just let the mixture bubble away gently till reduced. *The gnocchi should be done by now, drain and add to the Tartafuta sauce, mix, taste, adjust seasoning, taste again and plate up, add the rest of the parsley as garnish then serve.
Mushrooms are an optional ingredient, they bulk out the dish and add protein but are not necessary if you're not a fan. Toasted pine nuts would be a nice addition too if you have any to hand.
Tomato and Aubergine Spaghetti
Scrambled Eggs with Mushroom Truffle Sauce
Ingredients 2 eggs per person 1 tablespoon Riserva Toscana Mushroom Truffle Sauce
Method Take a cold pan, crack the eggs and whisk till completely mixed. Turn on the heat and stir continuously with a spatula constantly breaking up the curds till thickened Take off the heat just before you think it’s done, it’ll carry on cooking till just set and add the Mushroom Truffle sauce. You can either stir it in or serve on top.