PAPPARDELLE WITH DUCK, MUSHROOMS, AND TRUFFLE OIL

September 29, 2015
pappardelle with duck, mushrooms, and truffle oil, italian, fall dish, pasta, truffle oil, Lynora's Osteria

My husband and I tried this duck dish at Lynora’s Osteria in downtown West Palm Beach recently. It is a thing of beauty…in your mouth. Divine, to say the least. The combination of the thick texture of pappardelle ribbons of pasta, tender duck breast slices, savory flavors of the varied mushrooms, and the truffle oil to lock all of the flavors into place. Oh the truffle oil! If it followed with no repercussions I would drink a vat of truffle oil if I could. Seriously. I’ve recreated this dish using what I know from my experience eating it at the restaurant and I would say it’s on point. I hope you enjoy this filling and intricately flavored pappardelle with duck, mushrooms, and truffle oil.

pappardelle with duck, mushrooms, and truffle oil, italian, fall dish, pasta, truffle oil, Lynora's Osteria

Pappardelle with Duck and Mushrooms

Ingredients

2 duck breasts
1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 ounce)
2/3 cup boiling water
8 ounces uncooked pappardelle pasta or bucatini
3 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
2 (4-ounce) packages exotic mushroom blend, sliced or coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dry sherry
2 tablespoons brandy
2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon truffle oil
Sage leaves (optional)

Prepare

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
2. Salt and pepper the duck breasts on each side, then sear them in a medium saute pan on medium-high heat for three minutes on each side.
3. Transfer duck breasts to a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
4. Rinse porcini thoroughly. Combine porcini and 2/3 cup boiling water in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain in a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup soaking liquid. Chop porcini.
5. Cook pasta with 1 tablespoon salt in boiling water 10 minutes or until al dente; drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
6. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, mushroom blend, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in porcini, sherry, brandy, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute or until the liquid evaporates.
7. Finely grate 1 ounce cheese; crumble remaining cheese. Reduce heat to medium. Stir pasta, 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup reserved porcini soaking liquid, 1/4 cup grated cheese, cream, chopped sage, and pepper into mushroom mixture; toss well to combine. Drizzle with truffle oil; toss. Place about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon crumbled cheese. Garnish with sage leaves, if desired.

Pappardelle with Duck, Mushrooms, and Truffle Oil
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 duck breasts
  2. 1/2 cup dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 ounce)
  3. 2/3 cup boiling water
  4. 8 ounces uncooked pappardelle pasta or bucatini
  5. 3 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  6. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  7. 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  8. 2 (4-ounce) packages exotic mushroom blend, sliced or coarsely chopped
  9. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  10. 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  11. 2 tablespoons brandy
  12. 2 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  13. 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  14. 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh sage
  15. 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  16. 1 teaspoon truffle oil
  17. Sage leaves (optional)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. 2. Salt and pepper the duck breasts on each side, then sear them in a medium saute pan on medium-high heat for three minutes on each side.
  3. 3. Transfer duck breasts to a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  4. 4. Rinse porcini thoroughly. Combine porcini and 2/3 cup boiling water in a bowl; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain in a sieve over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup soaking liquid. Chop porcini.
  5. 5. Cook pasta with 1 tablespoon salt in boiling water 10 minutes or until al dente; drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid.
  6. 6. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots, mushroom blend, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in porcini, sherry, brandy, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cook 1 minute or until the liquid evaporates.
  7. 7. Finely grate 1 ounce cheese; crumble remaining cheese. Reduce heat to medium. Stir pasta, 1/4 cup reserved cooking liquid, 1/4 cup reserved porcini soaking liquid, 1/4 cup grated cheese, cream, chopped sage, and pepper into mushroom mixture; toss well to combine. Drizzle with truffle oil; toss. Place about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 1 tablespoon crumbled cheese. Garnish with sage leaves, if desired.
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pappardelle with duck, mushrooms, and truffle oil, italian, fall dish, pasta, truffle oil, Lynora's Osteria

author: Teresa Gonzalez

<p>Teresa is a South Florida native who is a photographer that also has a passion for food. She’s a seeker of sunshine, lazy days at the beach, and exquisite food.</p>

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comAugust 16, 2015

    What a cool idea! I must say, I’m glad you didn’t make the cones – I was feeling singularly unaccomplished!

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    lisa @ garlicandzest.comOctober 14, 2015

    congratulations! so happy for you and your family!

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    MargaretNovember 18, 2015

    Hello Teresa, I am so very excited to try your cider bourbon glazed turkey, however the recipe states you have included your own cider bourbon glaze recipe “below”…but it is not there. Would you please send it to me? My William sonoma is out. Thank you have a wonderful thanksgiving! Margaret

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    anna kraft heinOctober 8, 2017

    Hi Teresa! I’m in the same boat as Margaret! Where is the cider bourbon recipe? I don’t see it, either. Can’t wait to try!

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