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Hazelnut Cream Sauce

This nutty cream sauce is adapted from Bon Appetit's Chicken Scaloppine with Hazelnut Cream Sauce. Serve with butternut squash ravioli or toss with porcini fettuccine. 


1 tablespoon butter

1 medium shallot, minced

1/4 cup Madeira

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

2 teaspoons Hazelnut Paste from Pariani

1/4 cup Italian hazelnuts, roughly chopped


Melt butter with oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot to same skillet and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Pour in Madeira and bring to boil, stirring to scrape up any browned bits. Add cream; boil until sauce thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Stir in paste and chopped hazelnuts. Season sauce with salt and pepper.


Hazelnut Paste from Pariani


This concentrated paste truly captures the heart of the hazelnut. Mattia Pariani, famed Italian nut purveyor, sources IGP hazelnuts from the Langhe region of Italy. The nuts are then roasted and ground creating a luscious paste with a condensed hazelnut flavor and toasty aromas. The texture is similar to that of natural peanut butter making it ideal for drizzling over desserts from a simple bowl of vanilla ice cream to a rich slice of flourless chocolate cake.

Though this paste is fabulous in sweet preparations, it also shines in savory ones. Add a couple of teaspoons to a cream sauce made with Madeira and shallots – use to top butternut ravioli or toss with porcini fettuccine. Or stir a spoonful into a hearty wild mushroom risotto topped with chopped hazelnuts. 

About the Producer:

Mattia Pariani’s love affair with hazelnuts began during his studies at the University of Torino, where his thesis on hazelnut oil won the National Innovation Prize. Not content with scholarly writing and research, the nut nut began extracting and bottling his own oils from the finest Piemontese hazelnuts and quickly gained a reputation as the ultimate artisan producer of Italian nut oils. Mattia’s passion is evident in all of the Pariani products, which range from that exquisite hazelnut oil to nut pastes and flours, as well as decadent torrone. You will only find them here, on MarketHallFoods.com.

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