This recipe for a salad with black truffles is an authentic Italian recipe which makes use of fresh truffles and a very lean raw beef to create a tantalising salad. Roberto writes “The enjoyment of this salad comes from the quality and freshness of the ingredients, and the writer of the recipe Anna Moglia is chef and owner at Cascina Cabella, a truffle house in Italy.A good truffle should be ripe, compact, and quite pungent. For the beef, we used “Fassona” Piedmont beef, – a very lean beef from northwest Italy. As the beef will be uncooked, it’s especially important to only use a high quality, lean beef cut, that’s properly butchered.Another important ingredient is Parmigiano-Reggiano, which is a high quality Parmesan cheese made in Italy. Parmesan being a salty, hard cheese, provides a balance to flavours of the beef and extra virgin olive oil.The choice of extra virgin olive oil is important for the taste and for our health. So try to buy a clear olive oil, made from olives processed immediately after the harvest – as this is what influences the quality and taste.You can choose the specific variety of olive oil to your personal taste, as both delicate, and stronger types suit this recipe.”This recipe for a salad with black truffles was sent to Kitchen Geekery by Roberto Bianco.
- 1 fresh lambs lettuce, or oak leaves lettuce
- 100 g beef fillet steak (finely sliced)
- black truffle aestivum (scorzone)
- parmesan (ideally parmigiano-reggiano)
- extra virgin olive oil
- lemon juice
- Cut the raw beef into small thin slices and place onto a bed of lettuce.
- Cut the cheese, and black truffle into shavings and garnish the lettuce.
- Drizzle with an emulsion of oil and lemon juice, and serve immediately.
Are truffles good for you?
Truffles are very nutrient dense, and an excellent source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds that help fight free radicals (unstable atoms) and can prevent damage to your cells.