Recipe:

Wholemeal Spelt Udon with Cime di Rapa

Wholemeal Spelt Udon with Cime di Rapa recipe

Cime di rapa is (you guessed it) an Italian veg, also commonly known as broccoli rabe. Sautéed, salted, and blended, it makes a deliciously light and creamy sauce — a perfect match for the powerful, distinctive flavour of freshly grated truffle.

Preparation time Prep: 10 mins
cook time cook: 20 mins
serves:
2
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 1 packet spelt udon noodles
Cime di rapa sauce
  • 1 bunch cime di rapa, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • 50ml vegetable stock
Garnish
  • 2 fresh kumquats, halved lengthwise
  • 5g of black truffle, thinly shaved
  • Thyme flower
  • Rocket flower
  • Salvia
  • Wood sorrel
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Recipe: Romu Oudeyer

Directions:

  • 1Cook noodles in salted boiling water following packet instructions until tender.
  • 2Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the crushed garlic and cime di rapa, and cook for 1 minute.
  • 3Add the stock and reduce for 1–3 minutes.
  • 4Remove the garlic clove then use an electric blender to purée your cime di rapa cream until smooth.
  • 5Place 2 tablespoons of cime di rapa cream in a shallow bowl, add a serving of udon, then grate some truffle on top and garnish with seasonal flowers and herbs to serve.
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