What is Truffle Salt? Truffle Salt is a very dark, dense, and salty form of salt found in many parts of the world including Central and South America and in France. The origins of black truffle sea salt are not clear, however, the name comes from a French term that meant "little truffle". Because truffle salt is much cheaper than real truffle, it's been popular ever since, and also because it's actually quite easy to make.
You can buy truffle salt in powder form at any grocery store or discount retailer. Or you can make your own by using a process called grating which gives the product fine dust. For instance, to make one tablespoon of black truffle salt for a recipe such as scrambled eggs, simply grind about four to five eggs in a food processor until they're a powder. Then, add them to a bowl and mix them together until they form a paste. Use this paste to rub onto steaks with the dry ingredients before cooking, which will make them easier to cook and seal in flavor better. If you do want to make a larger batch of these, just keep it in the refrigerator until ready to use.
What else can truffle salt add to a meal to enhance its flavor? How about garlic? Yes, even garlic! Just grate a few cloves of garlic and sprinkle over soups or salads. You can also take truffles of garlic and dip them into a bit of olive oil and then brush them on top of meat and vegetables prior to baking. This makes the truffles taste like they've been freshly baked.
What else can truffle salt and/or sea salt have in common? Well, besides being great food seasoning agents, they can also be used for cooking! Just chop up some pieces and sprinkle them on top of corn or popcorn. You can bake truffles and serve them with a simple homemade popcorn mixture. Or, for a more unique treat, poach an egg on a slice of bread with the truffle salt and watch your family's jaws drop when they see the surprise on their plate.
Another way to enjoy truffle salt and/or sea salt is to make a delicious salami-like sauce for any number of dishes. The key is using high-quality ingredients and sparing a little bit of time. For example, try making a creamy pasta sauce using truffle oil and olive oil. Alternatively, you could make a delicious barbecue sauce by combining truffle salt and white vinegar. No matter what type of dish you're planning on preparing, you can bet that a good truffle oil and olive oil mixture will result in a dish that's both delectable and healthy.
If you want a healthier alternative to truffles, try experimenting with different seasonings think garlic, Rosemary, sage, oregano, or thyme. You'll find that a pinch of these will turn even the dullest of ingredients into a delectable treat while adding a little bit of color (and flavor) to your dishes will help to brighten up the blandest of foods. As far as seasonings go, try utilizing Cayenne, chili powder, or caraway to give your dishes a little kick, or experiment with various combinations to see what types of combinations bring out the best in your tastes.
While experimenting with black truffle sea salt and ingredients, keep in mind that any combination of ingredients will change the texture and flavor of your dishes. For example, using yogurt as a binding agent in recipes will reduce the need for butter or mayonnaise, because the yogurt will help prevent lumps from occurring when mixed with the other ingredients. This will also make for easier to texture dishes since all you have to do is add the yogurt and let the mixture mix until it forms a ball form. On the other hand, by removing the yogurt from the recipe, you'll eliminate one of the most important nutrients found in yogurt, which is acidophilus. Acidophilus helps to ward off parasites and keeps your digestive tract healthy and clean.
There are other potential benefits of truffle salt. Because it adds a little bit of salt to sweeten products like ice cream, sherbet, or chocolate truffle salts are even more suited to these uses. These high-quality salts can be purchased at your local market, but you can also get them online. Buying direct from the manufacturer assures you of getting high-quality products at a reasonable price. And even if you don't make the switch yourself, consider giving them a try you just might be surprised at how much you love them!