Black Truffle Sea Salt is the best known of all Truffles varieties. Also Known As Italian Black Truffle Sea Salt, Truffe de Noire. Aroma and flavor: Rich, spicy, and earthy with just a touch of aged Italian truffles to make them a sinfully-truffled treat.
Uses: This amazingly flavorful sea salt is perfect for cooking, baking, and seasoning many foods. It is also used in cooking and baking to bring out the natural color of foods and is also a great way to add a pinch of flavor to everyday meals.
The classic flavor of this delectable powder is its rich, salty flavor, which is enhanced by the appearance of the black specks of mold that resemble cherries. These moldy looking bits add a wonderful depth of flavor to scrambled eggs, omelets, and savory snacks like biscuits, cakes, muffins, or pizza. While it is commonly associated with scrambled eggs, it can also be added to a variety of soups and stews for an excellent culinary treat. For example, it adds a nice level of flavor to the chicken and mushroom bisque, as well as a delicious flavor to chili or stewed tomatoes.
Servings and Recipes Black truffles are typically served on their own, with bread, as a side dish, or sprinkled on top of baked potatoes, rice, or other foods. There are a number of different variations on what is served as a side dish and the flavors can vary depending on the type of flavor profile of which is used. Many people enjoy the unique flavor of black truffles and will often purchase several packets of the powder to have on hand at any time.
Many chefs who do not strictly eat French foods would be surprised to know that black truffles actually hail from France. The true history of how these delectable morsels came to be is a fascinating one that traces its origins all the way back to the early 16th century. While researching this fascinating bit of history on the internet, I was delighted to find the many variations of recipes that have been perfected by various cultures over time. While truffle salt is a standard, almost a universally accepted version of the treat, the seasoning can come in many different variations. In addition to the salt itself, there are a number of different herbs and spices that can be added to the mixture to enhance the earthy, nutty flavor.
In fact, some variations of this treatment are better known as "truffles." In the United States, the savory mixture is best known as a hearty summertime snack, often used with crisp, fresh salads or other light dishes. When paired with fresh summer tomatoes and lightly cooked French fries, the mixture is a delightful treat. For example, black truffle sea salt and Canadian smoked salmon make a delicious combination for people who like a lighter taste with more freshness. Paired with fresh strawberries, fresh or frozen berries, freshly grated parmesan cheese and an easy-to-make salad, it is a healthy boost that can help beat the heat. Pairing it with French fries makes for a satisfying meal that contains more protein than any traditional desert could offer.
For those who are not familiar with the classic, delicious delight, the world of black truffles is a little more difficult to understand. Traditionally, they are handmade from a mixture of herbs and spices and then ground into a fine dust. While there is no exact chemical recipe, they are known to be made with an excess of butter and an equal mixture of sugar, pistachios and salt. Although most of the ingredients are the same, the mix that is created is somewhat more difficult to achieve than what one would normally find in a store or market. This unique confection is a favorite of many, although the flavor can vary depending on which area of the world you live in.
To get the most out of your black truffle, purchase a high quality product that will retain its natural flavor for a longer period of time. When purchasing a product, look for products that are high in sodium and you should also stay away from table salt. The salt crystals in the salt will draw moisture from the air causing them to shrink, creating an air-tight seal which will lock in the flavor. However, if you still prefer the crunch from regular table salt, sprinkle a tiny amount of flour onto the salt before using.
To get the absolute most from your black truffle salt, sprinkle it liberally onto a number of foods that you enjoy the most. Some of these include potatoes, tomatoes, onions, chicken, steak and salmon. By using it on a consistent basis, you will begin to notice that it starts to draw attention to itself as a delicious flavor. It is best to use this salt in order to maintain the moist texture that has been created over time, however, to keep it from losing its flavor, try sprinkling it onto dry white bread. The moist texture will help the bread absorbs the flavors of the black truffle salt.