Tiny, humble little mushrooms are a culinary powerhouse. Not only are they packed with flavor and nutrients, they can easily transform a dish and add depth and umami to so many recipes. This mix by Tealdi includes specially selected boletus edulis mushrooms, known as Testanera or Black Head mushrooms, a prized mushroom in French and Italian cuisine. In France and Italy, it grows abundant in the forests, especially pine.
With its broad cap and white stalks, the Porcini has a wonderfully meaty, smooth texture and a nutty flavor that’s musky and delicious. It really enhances other ingredients, bringing red meats, duck and foie gras for example, to great heights. You can also savor it in complex sauces, or just lightly sautéed in butter for a simple pasta accompaniment.
These prized mushrooms have been sliced and preserved in extra virgin olive oi, the texture wonderfully preserved and the flavor a blend of the earthiness of the mushroom with the citrusy smoothness of the oil. This is a great ingredient to toss into pastas, salads, or to chop up and incorporate to risottos. It will also add great flavor to red meats, or to roasted vegetables. A great secret ingredient to keep in your pantry!