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Old 07-27-2006, 09:03 AM   #1
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Truffle oil

Can someone explain what truffle oil is? I never heard of it and I don't remember ever seeing it in my grocery store. I came across a marinade for steak and it called for truffle oil.



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Old 07-27-2006, 09:07 AM   #2
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It is oil that has been infused with the flavor of truffles. The average market won't carry it as it is fairly expensive because the truffles are very expensive.

Look for it in a specialty shop.

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Old 07-27-2006, 12:09 PM   #3
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If you ever do purchase it, I would not marinate the steak in the truffle oil, but use it as a finisher and drizzle it over the meat once it's cooked. You'll lose a lot of the truffle flavor and intensity through dilution and cooking.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:27 PM   #4
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I saw it yesterday for the first time in a regualr supermarket, hefty price tag, very small bottle 12.99
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Old 07-27-2006, 06:33 PM   #5
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That's about it! Very expensive but a little goes a long way.
Drizzle a little bit over the final product; a Mushroom risotto or a baked potato; make some polenta and add a little splash.
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Old 07-27-2006, 08:32 PM   #6
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If you have a Tuesday morning near you try there. I actually saw some for about $6 there which is about 1/2 price.

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