A couple of weeks ago, Dana traveled to Italy for a friends wedding. When she returned she brought me some summer truffles.  Yep, good ole truffles.  So I decided to makes some truffled asparagus with one of the truffles.  I must say, this was the best gift anyone could give a food loving person.  Thanks Dana!

Truffled Asparagus

  • 1lb fresh Asparagus
  • 1 truffle (5-8 gram), you can substitute a tsp of truffle oil
  • 2-3 tbs olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rinse off the Asparagus and trim the ends.

Asparagus

Spread the Asparagus out in a single layer on a sheet pan.  Drizzle the Asparagus with olive oil.  Season with the salt and pepper.

Drizzle with olive oil and season

Place the Asparagus in the preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Cook until desired consistency.  I like the Asparagus to be soft with a little crunch.

While the Asparagus cooks, slice the truffle.

Truffle

Since I do not have a truffle shaver, I used my Global knife to make paper thin slices.  A little truffle goes a long way.

Shaved Truffle

Plate the Asparagus and then top with shaved truffle.

Asparagus with truffles

This was the ultimate side dish.

Truffled Asparagus

Who doesn’t love asparagus with truffles?  The best part is that the truffles are so flavorful that you do not need a intense preparation for the asparagus.  Simple is best in this situation.

Enjoy!

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  1. I have never had a truffle but if I do, I know I am going to be stingy as can be with it. And asparagus would definitely be one of the few dishes I would make with it.

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