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Sautéed Broccolini with Truffle Butter

I’ve heard a lot about the highly coveted truffles. Specifically, that they are very distinct and pungent and add immense flavor to most any dish. But to be frank I struggle with paying such a tremendous amount of money for such a small item, as just one small truffle can run you $50 or more. To get around this I have begun using truffle butter which I think gives the same level of flavor, at a significantly lower cost. It you’ve never tried it, give it a go and you’ll see what a nice lift it gives to your meals.  Though this is not a typical food item sold in most supermarkets many specialty food stores such as “Fresh Market” carry it…..  


You will need…
3 C fresh Broccolini
2 tbsp Olive oil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
½ C sliced mushrooms
¾ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp pepper
2 ½ Tbsp truffle butter

Directions:
Wash and dry your broccolini, trim the ends then cut in half. You end up with 2 ½ inch sized pieces.

Fill a medium sized sauce pan with water and bring to a boil and add your broccolini. Boil for 3-4 minutes then remove, drain and place in an ice water bath.
Bring olive oil and truffle butter in a large sauté pan to medium heat and then add the garlic and mushrooms. Sauté for 3-4 minutes and add the broccolini (drained from the ice water) salt and pepper.

Continue cooking until broccolini is sufficiently warmed through, tossing frequently. Taste for seasoning and serve.


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