Bizarre Foods Monday: Truffle and Artichoke Alfredo

I’ve never tried truffles before, so I got this artichoke/truffle mix from Ta Lin in Albuquerque for around $10. I like them well enough that I want to get a whole fresh truffle to shave on top of a dish to taste it more clearly. This canned stuff tastes a lot of the artichoke, which is great but there’s an undertone of something else that I’d like to investigate more. You can buy this and other flavors online at amazon or urbani.com

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I made a basic alfredo with penne and about half of this can of truffle/artichoke stuff.

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Ingredients:

8 oz dried penne pasta (or fettuccine)

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup whipping cream (I usually use heavy whipping cream)

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper

A dash (or 2) Cayenne pepper

1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to box directions for Al Dente pasta, usually 8-10 minutes.

2. In a saucepan, melt butter. Add cream, salt, pepper and cayenne. Bring to a boil and reduce, boil gently, uncovered for 3-5 minutes until mixture begins to thicken. Stir in cheese.

3. Drain pasta and toss with the hot alfredo sauce and serve immediately.

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Bizarre Foods Monday: Truffle and Artichoke Alfredo

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