CAMPO TARTUFO - step by step instructions

Campo tartufo

 

A superb menu, these dishes regularly feature on the menu at Bocca di Lupo in Soho, and now too in your homes. Aubergines peak at this time of year, and the round, thin skinned Sicilian variety we use have spent months baking in the summer sun, preparing themselves for a parmigiana. Rounded out by a Torta Caprese- the classic dessert of Capri, rich with chocolate and almonds and perfumed with Sorrento lemon.

 

radish, celeriac, pecorino & black truffle salad

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Melanzane alla parmigiana

 

Escarole salad and lemon dressing

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Torta caprese & LIMONCELLO CREAM

 

For your meal you will need:

 

A bowl for dressing the salads

A truffle slicer (available here), mandolin or fine-toothed grater for the truffle

 

The detailed recipes for the dishes are here, but in essence:

 

  • Remove all ingredients from the fridge at least half an hour before you plan to eat, to let them come to room temperature
  • Preheat your oven to 160C
  • Bake the parmigiana for 25 minutes
  • Meanwhile, dress, plate & eat the radish salad
  • Remove the parmigiana and let rest for a few minutes, while you dress the salad
  • Eat the parmigiana, then the salad – or vice versa – or both together
  • Plate the caprese, and spoon the cream alongside, then eat this too

 

ENJOY

 

ALLERGENS: all packs are prepared in a mixed kitchen, we cannot guarantee the absence of ANY allergen. All packs of this dish contain dairy, gluten, alliums, eggs, celery, and nuts.

 

 

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Radish, celeriac, pecorino & truffle salad

 

This salad is one of my proudest creations; crisp earthy radishes & celeriac, sharp pecorino and bittersweet pomegranate all brought together with a dressing composed of white truffle oil, fantastic olive oil, and rich white balsamic. It can be improved only with the addition of a hefty amount of black truffle – which luckily enough, you have!

 

Your pack serves two and contains:

 

  • A mix of shaved radishes
  • A chunk each of celeriac and pecorino
  • Some pomegranate seeds
  • A few leaves of parsley
  • A bottle of truffle dressing
  • A chunk of ripe black truffle

Directions:

 

  • Drain the radishes of their liquid, pat dry and place in a bowl
  • Add the pomegranate seeds
  • Shave in the celeriac and pecorino with a peeler
  • Season with salt, and dress with the truffle dressing
  • Plate, then shave (or grate) over the truffle

 

 

 

Melanzane alla parmigiana

This dish is my mum’s favourite, and one of mine. The flavours are fresh and vibrant, but at the same time deep and complex. I cook it for much of the year, but it is undeniably at its best in late summer and early Autumn, as both the aubergines and tomatoes peak. It is a taste of the Campanian summer. If you have leftovers – which I very rarely do – it’s also excellent cold, or roughly chopped and tossed through pasta.

 

Your pack serves 2 and contains:

  • A fat wedge of parmigiana, assembled with love and care

 

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 160C (fan) or 170C (static)
  • Take the parmigiana from the bag, and remove the lid
  • Bake for 25 minutes, until golden brown and bubbling

 

 

escarole & lemon dressing

 

I love all lettuces, and each has their peculiar charms, but if forced to choose a favourite, it would probably be escarole (scarola) – crunchy, fresh, with a hint of bitterness, it is all I could want in a leaf. In Italy, my mum makes a dressing – simply the best oil and the finest lemons, seasoned with a hint of their zest, a whiff of garlic, salt & pepper. It took me years to get the knack; now, the knack is in a little pot just for you.

 

Your pack makes a side for 2 and contains:

 

escarole

A bag of the world’s finest lemon dressing

 

Directions

 

  • Put the lettuce in a bowl
  • Season with a pinch of salt, and pour over the dressing
  • Mix well (preferably by hand)

 

Torta Caprese & LIMONCELLO cream

 

Order a Caprese in an Italian restaurant, and you will get one of two things – a tomato & mozzarella salad, or a nut torte. In Capri, they make two versions of this delightful cake. One is golden yellow, flavoured with lemon, the other black with chocolate. One day, trying to have the best of both worlds, I made a torta Caprese in two layers, light and dark. The lemon and chocolate cakes, united by the almonds they have in common, eat beautifully together.

 

Your pack makes a dessert for 2 and contains:

 

2 slices of torta caprese

LIMONCELLO CREAM cream

 

Directions

 

  • Unwrap the slices of caprese and place on a plate
  • Spoon the cream alongside
  • Scoff!

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