What should we expect when cooking with two delicacies? Double flavors, double pleasure, double everything! This is the case of serving Black Truffles and Spanish Meats, a duo you’d like to try if you haven’t yet, and today Caviar Lover is sharing tips, recipes and everything you should know before serving these Truffles and Spanish Meats together.
Cooking with black Truffles is a big deal. When using Truffles for cooking it is important to remember that they must never be heated to over 40º C, otherwise they would lose most of their properties. On the other hand, cooking with Spanish Meats is a quick ticket to Spain and its worldwide recognized cuisine.
Spanish gastronomy is one of the finest in the world. These meats, “embutidos” and charcuterie are a must try when visiting the country or just when feeling like eating something new and tasty. There are many types of Spanish Meats, however ham is for sure, the one that stands out from the rest.
Iberico Ham, Bellota Ham “Pata Negra” and Serrano Ham are the top three types of Ham you’d like to have in your radar. Each one has its own personality and they can all be used in tons of recipes. Truffles are the same. Black Truffles can be paired with many other products but they are best combined with fatty foods. For example: rice, eggs and pasta, meat, salad and desserts.
Truffles and Spanish Meats don’t need highly elaborated dishes to be fully enjoyed. If you serve them in the most basic and simple ways, its taste will still stand out. One easy and succulent way to appreciate how exquisite black Truffle can be would be to cut thin slivers onto a plate and pour good quality virgin olive oil over it, leave it to marinate for a couple of hours and serve on thinly sliced bread. You could try this same trick with Ham and the result will be its full flavor in your mouth.
So, the question is how to pair Truffles and Spanish Meats? The answer is there are so many ways! Next, we’re sharing three recipe ideas to try at home. Choose your favorite, get your ingredients and let’s cook!
Ham And Truffle Baguette
2 slices French bread
Cut 2 slices from a fresh baguette. Butter generously. Layer on the Serrano ham and the truffle slices. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Ham and Truffles
6 large eggs
1/2 cup lower-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons crème fraîche
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives
2 toasted brioche slices
Whisk eggs in a medium saucepan until thoroughly blended. Whisk in broth. Place saucepan over low heat; cook, whisking gently and constantly and scraping bottom of pan so as not to incorporate any air (you should not see any bubbles on sides of pan), until eggs begin to thicken, form fine curds, and have the texture of loose polenta, 5 to 6 minutes. Quickly whisk in crème fraîche and salt until blended. Immediately remove from heat, and, using a large spoon or rubber spatula, stir in butter until melted. Stir in truffles, if using; chives; and salt to taste.Spoon eggs into warmed bowls, and drape with Iberico ham slices. Serve immediately with toasted brioche slices.
Truffled Mushroom with “Pata Negra” Ham and Tallegio Grilled Cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 pound brown mushrooms sliced
2 cups spinach leaves
16 slices Tallegio cheese sliced 1/4″ thick
8 slices sourdough bread
Add olive oil to a medium skillet over medium heat and sauté mushrooms for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach in batches and cook for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt and a truffle oil and set aside. On each slice of 4 slices of bread layer 1 slice of cheese then mushrooms and spinach, “Pata Negra” Ham, 1 more slice of cheese and remaining bread slices. Heat a skillet on medium and melt 1 tablespoon of butter. Add to skillet two sandwiches at a time and cook for about 3-4 minutes or until bread becomes golden and cheese starts to melt. Flip the sandwich once and cook until the cheese melts and bread becomes golden, another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with additional sandwiches. Cut in half and serve hot.
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