White Alba Truffle and Porcini Mushroom Salad with Parmesan

Credit: Didier Loire


Step 1: Salad

Clean the porcini mushroom stems, scraping them with a paring knife, then brush the mushrooms under running water, and pat dry on a cloth. Remove the caps from the stems; reserve the stems for another recipe.

Stalk the chickweed, Jamaican chili, dandelion, arugula, and purslane. Pick over the lettuces, keeping only the tops of the leaves.

Pick over the mâche, and keep only the smaller leaves.

Wash all the lettuces in a large amount of water, keeping them separate. Spin dry, then toss.

Separate the leaves of the chervil, celery, mint, tarragon, marjoram, green basil, and chives. Keep only the tips of the leaves.

Wash all the herbs in a large amount of water, keeping them separate. Spin, then toss.

Step 2: Plating

Mix the herbs and the lettuce, and season with fleur de sel, freshly ground pepper, olive oil, and white truffle oil.

Serve the salad in a dome on each plate, and grate the Porcini mushroom caps, white truffle, and parmesan over the top using a truffle mandoline.

Toast the bread over a wood fire, and serve on the side.

This recipe was originally published in "Culinary Encyclopedia by Alain Ducasse" (Éditions Alain Ducasse). See all credits