Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette
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Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

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Porcini Salad with Watercress and Black Truffle Vinaigrette

The rich earthiness of porcini mushrooms is highlighted by grilling them to perfection and drizzling them with a subtle black truffle vinaigrette. This is a fantastic appetizer for mushroom lovers that's a real treat for the senses.

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Ingredients

  • large fresh porcini mushrooms
  • shallots, minced
  • 2  Tablespoons  chopped fresh black truffle or black truffle paste
  • 2  Tablespoons  aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2  Tablespoons  apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4  Cup  extra-virgin olive oil
  • bulb fennel, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
  • bunches watercress (about 3 loose cups)
  • Freshly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano (optional)

Directions

Prepare a charcoal grill or preheat a broiler.

Carefully cut each mushroom in half and place on the grill or on a baking sheet under the broiler. Cook, turning often until charred and softened, about 8-10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine the shallots, chopped truffle, balsamic vinegar, and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Using a fork or whisk, slowly stir in the olive oil. Season with additional salt, to taste.

Mix the fennel and watercress in a large bowl and divide into 4 serving bowls. Remove the hot mushrooms from the heat and place in each bowl. Shave the cheese onto each salad, if using. Drizzle the truffle vinaigrette on top of each salad and serve. 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Sugar
1g
1%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
6g
5%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
15mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
33µg
8%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
13mg
4%
Phosphorus, P
35mg
5%
Sodium, Na
3mg
0%
Water
14g
1%

Porcini Shopping Tip

Buy mushrooms that are intact, firm, and fleshy. Avoid mushrooms that are slimy or have split caps.

Porcini Cooking Tip

To clean mushrooms, briefly run cold water over them or gently wipe with a damp towel.