This has been one heck of a week. Sunshine, warmth, rain, cold. This weather has been toying with my emotions! But again…thank goodness that it is Friday. And I’ve got an exciting new discovery to share with you. Gourmet Spotting. It’s like the Birchbox of gourmet food. Delivered each month to your home this box is filled with delicious goods from around the globe. AND with every box they ship to you, they also donate one to charity. Pretty amazing.
My box this month included Terre Di Murgia pasta, Heartbreaking Dawns Hot Sauce, Bel Frantoio White Truffle Oil and some itty bars of Askinosie Chocolate. While I was unable to incorporate all of these into a recipe I did craft a tasty pasta with the truffle oil. Have you tried white truffles? Delicious. That’s all I can say. So let’s get to it.
Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain, but save 1 cup of water and set aside.
Set the pot back over medium heat and add in the olive oil. Saute the garlic and shallots until translucent and fragrant. Add in the olives and cook for an additional minute. Add in the wine, stir and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Add in the butter and tomato paste and stir until dissolved.
Add the pasta back into the pot and stir until coated with the sauce, adding back in some of the reserved water if the pasta appears dry. Drizzle the pasta with the truffle oil and stir to combine. Toss the pasta with Parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley. Divide amongst the bowls and top with the sliced proscuitto and additional cheese.
So do you want your own Gourmet Spotting box to try? The folks over there are giving 1 lucky reader their own shipment of tasty goods! Read the details below for how to enter. AND if you’re ready to sign up for your own monthly subscription you can use the code FOODFOCUS5 for $5 off your first month! Good luck!