Angel Hair Pasta with Black Truffles
An elegant, earthy pasta dish, angel hair pasta, cooked al dente, is tossed with truffle oil, freshly grated Parmesan cheese and black pepper, and served with a garnish of shaved black truffle.
4 quarts water
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 pound angel hair pasta
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons truffle oil
1/4 pound fresh grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives or finely chopped green onions or scallions (green part only)
1 black truffle, shaved
- In a large pot, bring the water and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt to a boil. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 4 minutes. Drain and place in a mixing bowl. Add 1/2 cup of the truffle oil, 3/4 cup of the cheese, the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, the black pepper, and chives and toss to mix.
- To serve, garnish with the shaved truffle, drizzle with the remaining 2 tablespoons truffle oil, and sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.