Black truffles are such a luxury. Our local Farmers Market would carry them when they are in season- but a thumb sized piece can be worth about $50-100. You do not have to add shaved truffles- but if you do, a little goes a LONG way. You can use the truffles for other dishes such as risotto, filet mignon and other rich, equally indulgent food. Once you taste it- you’ll understand the hype.
Roasted Asparagus with Shallot Butter and Shaved Black Truffles
1 1/2 lbs of asparagus, tough ends removed
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1/4 cup unsalted butter
drizzle of olive oil
salt and fresh ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 400F. Place the asparagus in a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and toss with a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast for 8-10 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-high and add shallots. Cook shallots until translucent and butter has browned.
- Toss the asparagus with the shallot butter and serve. Top with fresh shaved black truffles. Enjoy!
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