Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Triple Truffled Orzo Mac-n-Blue Scheese

Opulence. I has it. Oh, the sweet and smoky aroma of truffles. Real truffles are a luxury that can blow through an entire weeks grocery budget for one small piece, but using truffle oil and truffle salt amps up the flavor without breaking the bank.
Decadent yet super easy, this orzo mac-n-cheese is takes about 15 minutes to make. I'm sure it would make a great side dish, but I had this for dinner.

There's a store in Grand Central called O & Co that has a great selection of truffle products and their olive oil and balsamic vinegars are a staple in my kitchen as well. I used a few chopped summer truffles in olive oil mixed with some chopped up blue scheese and a little tofutti cream cheese. I cooked and drained the orzo, then dumped it over the scheese and truffle mixture and mixed it around so it got a little melty. Then I added a little black truffle oil and some truffle salt.
So good and so easy. One day, I'll have to get my hands on some fresh truffles. Until then, I'll get my fix from the truffle oil and truffle salt.


vegan.in.brighton said...

Yum, I love that blue cheese. I always eat it on crackers but when I get back home I might have to try this.

Eve Love said...

oh my! that looks amazing!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

That sounds decadent as hell! Mmmm!

Jenny said...

I don't even know if I've ever had truffle anything before. I guess that should be on my foods to try list.

Anonymous said...

This looks great. I've never had truffles but I guess I should try!If you're interested, I noticed O&CO is having a friends and family sale this weekend. It's posted on their facebook page. Everything is 25% off if you use the code OFB25.