Winter equals truffle season! Our own South West is the biggest producer of black truffles or black gold – however you’d like to call these beauties! Truffles are grown right throughout the South West with Manjimup being the largest producer. In fact, there are more black truffles grown in Manjimup than anywhere else in the southern hemisphere!
My Foodie Box delivery meal-kit service Perth teamed up with the legends from Great Southern Manjimup Truffles. At My Foodie Box, we are committed to supporting local growers and sourcing the best quality produce for our foodies, and that’s another reason why we are so excited to share truffle month with you! We are loving the truffle season and it just wouldn’t be fair to keep this unique and amazing ingredient all to ourselves.
So, what’s the fuss about truffles, what are they and where do they grow?
Truffle is an edible fungus that grows underground through symbiotic relationship with the roots of specific trees. When the tree and fungal filaments reach maturity, usually after about five years, truffle is produced and occurs seasonally thereafter. Sounds easy as right? Well, not really! Even if you are patient enough to wait, you still need specific trees and climate followed by crossing your fingers and hoping for the best! Got all that sorted you think? Think again as now the “fun” part starts – time to find them! Truffles grow about 20cm underground so you will need to ask for help from your four-legged friends. Truffle is only grown in a few areas of the world, which explains the heavy price tag, about $2000 per kilo and the celebrity status! Truffles have an intense and earthy scent but as for the taste, that’s harder to describe. Earthy, nutty, oaky – there are so many other words for the flavour, but nothing quite matches up. The best way to find out is to try some for yourself!
Chef Yuki has prepared two absolutely delicious truffle-based recipes such as WA Local Steak cooked to your liking with Truffle Mash and Truffle Chicken, Pumpkin Risotto. Imagine either one of these tasty recipes in your next My Foodie Box.
TRUFFLE CHICKEN AND PUMPKIN RISOTTO
Available from 28th of July until 24th of August
Truffle chicken and pumpkin risotto! Imagine decadent, juicy chicken cooked in a heartwarming pumpkin risotto and you have this recipe. Ready in just 35, you will enjoy a restaurant-quality truffle recipe in the comfort of your own home. Bon appetit!
Chicken thighs, truffle butter, pumpkin, arborio rice, onion, parsley, parmesan, garlic powder, dijon mustard, mixed herbs, dried oregano, white wine, stock paste (chicken), unsalted butter (pantry), olive oil (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).
NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:
FAT 15.6g | CARBS 103.4g | PROTEIN 42.5g | SALT 1.1g | ENERGY 3120kJ / 746kcal
SEARED STEAK WITH RED WINE SAUCE AND TRUFFLE MASH
Available from 18th of August until 24th of August
This dish brings the fine-dining restaurant quality into your own kitchen! WA local seared steak cooked to your liking, topped with Yuki’s special red wine sauce and of course – the famous truffle mash! Winter perfection on a plate!
Brussel sprouts, parsley, asparagus, Royal Blue potato, carrot, shallot, truffle butter, beef steak, Yuki’s red wine mix, balsamic vinegar (pantry), olive oil (pantry), milk (pantry), unsalted butter (pantry), salt (pantry), pepper (pantry).
NUTRITIONAL VALUE PER SERVING:
FAT 16.23g | CARBS 80.85g | PROTEIN 45.01g | SALT 0.63g | ENERGY 2719kJ / 650kcal
If you’ve never had the chance to cook with truffles before, or you love truffles as much as we do, let us help you with a fresh dinner box delivery. For this month only, try delicious truffle butter in your weekly food delivery at no extra charge if you order one of our truffle based recipes.
Want to level up your home pantry? Great Southern Truffle Oil is available to purchase this month! Just click on the “pantry items” and scroll down. Your pantry needs it!
Place an order here to jump on board for My Foodie Box’s truffle season!