Fettuccine Tartufate

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This sexy pasta dish was inspired by Lupa Italian Restaurant located in the heart of Noe Valley in San Francisco.  Lupa is a beautifully designed restaurant, had a nice ambience and excellent service.

I had dinner with friends there last summer and I've been meaning to recreate this dish at home so I can share the recipe with you.  Lupa's menu describes this dish to be "Homemade fettuccine with porcini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms in a black truffle sauce".  However my version of this recipe is slightly different, where I used wood ear mushrooms, instead of porcini, shiitake and oyster mushrooms.  You can use all of the above if you like... but what really makes this pasta dish unforgettable is the truffle oil!

The pungent truffle oil, wood ear mushrooms and garlic gave the pasta a decadent and sexy flavor.

It's something to think about making over Valentines Day!

When I shot the image above, I didn't plan to place the plate right next to that heart-- It must be a sign from Cupid!

Below is the recipe for this exotic pasta dish.  Oh yeah, one more thing... To give it a little crunch and more texture, top it with toasted bread crumbs.

Enjoy with a glass of your favorite cabernet.

  • 1 pound fettuccine
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 pound wood ear mushrooms (in thin strips)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons white truffle oil
  • shaved manchego or parmesan cheese (to taste)
  • salt and pepper (to taste)

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, saute mushrooms on medium high heat for 1 1/2-2 minutes or until the mushrooms begin to turn brown.
  3. Add the garlic and saute for 1 more minute. Turn off the heat and add the truffle oil. Mix well.
  4. Add the cooked pasta and toss gently. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Divide into 4 pasta bowls. Top with shaved manchego or parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
* Add toasted bread crumbs to give your pasta dish more texture and a little crunch!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my. Truffles are always sexy to me--something about that funkiness is irresistible to me. :)

    We're rounding up sexy recipes this month on the Shine Supper Club and this would make an awesome addition. I hope you'll join us!


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