Heating the truffle oil will compromise its taste and disappoint your palate. When using it to finish off a dish remember to drizzle sparingly rather than overwhelm your dinner guests with its distinct truffle flavor. Be advised not to 'overdo' it either, because if you add it to every dish you're serving, the subtle charm of this unique flavor enhancer may be lost.
Maybe you bought some truffle oil just to try something new and you're really not sure how to use it, or maybe you just need a dose of gourmet inspiration to brighten up your week, so here's some of the best ways to enjoy truffle oil at home any day of the week.
Enhancing the flavor of fresh truffles: when enjoying Fresh Truffles, especially the milder summer or Burgundy varieties, you can always drizzle a little black or white truffle oil on top of the fresh truffle shavings for an extra delicious truffle flavor.
Truffle oil on pizza: whatever your favorite choice in the pizza department, truffle oil can add a great finishing touch - a natural ally would of course be the mushroom pizza, but we've also heard great reports of a 3 cheese pizza drizzled with white truffle oil.
Eggs and truffle oil: eggs and truffles are a much-revered gourmet pairing, whether you add truffle oil to scrambled eggs or to a fluffy cheese omelette. if you're a fan of the egg-truffle combination, using truffle oil will be a more affordable option that fresh truffles.
Beef Carpaccio with truffle oil: there are many ways to enjoy this flavorsome combination, but why not try this Seared Beef Carpaccio with Shaved Artichokes and Truffle Oil and let the heavenly flavors of truffle and Parmesan delight your taste buds?
Truffled popcorn: one of the easiest and quickest ways to enjoy your truffle oil so don't delay, get ready to enjoy a gourmet snack fit for a king - Truffle Lovers' Popcorn
Crispy truffle fries: who doesn't love french fries? And there's simply nothing easier to prepare than delicious and crispy truffle fries. Just take your freshly baked fries out of the oven, sprinkle with salt, drizzle with truffle oil and shake to enjoy!
Wild mushrooms and truffle oil: any mushroom dish is a perfect match for the earthy and aromatic truffle so just experiment freely with your truffle oil, whether it's wild mushroom risotto, creamy mushroom soup or a wild mushroom polenta...you won't be disappointed.
Truffle oil vinaigrette: it only takes a minute to whisk up a delicious truffle oil vinaigrette; a couple of teaspoons of truffle oil along with extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar, salt, black pepper and Dijon mustard. Why not try this tempting Fresh Asparagus with Truffle Oil Vinaigrette?
Truffle oil drizzled on risotto or pasta: when cooking with mild flavored starchy bases such as pasta, potatoes, polenta or rice, these dishes present the perfect match for the earthy tones of either a White Truffle Oil or a Black Truffle Oil - remember only a drizzle is needed to enjoy at its best!