Sea salt and black truffle make for a delicious combo that is both delectable and healthy!
Uses: An incredibly delectable, almost unpronounceable complement to many egg dishes, pizza, pasta, even something as straightforward as popcorn turns delicious fare into gourmet treat with just a sprinkle of this delightful little salt.
Ingredients: Unrefined sea salt, black truffle powder, unsalted natural herbs.
Directions: For the pasta sauce, combine 2 cups of water, 1 tablespoon of dried oregano, 4 cups of dry pasta (including spaghetti noodles), and one tablespoon of olive oil. Bring to a boil, and allow to simmer for approximately 20 minutes.
To make the pizza sauce, combine 3 cups of reduced fat Mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, and two thirds of a cup of dry red wine vinegar. Use a wire rack to strain the mixture, and combine with the other ingredients. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
A black truffle salt finish can be used as a table salt or sprinkled on baked snacks and breads. It also works wonderfully as an inexpensive snack additive, especially when paired with fresh fruit. My kids are fond of using it on cookies and other pastries.
To make the sandwich spreads, simply mix a tablespoon of black truffle sea salt and a quarter cup of mayonnaise in a bowl. Mix thoroughly, and then add a small amount of olive oil for extra emollient. Use a wooden spoon to gently sprinkle the mixture over the bread.
For the classic French taste, try sprinkling a generous pinch of black truffle sea salt over warm bread. To achieve the classic nutty flavor, try a mixture of olive oil and chopped nuts. It goes well with scrambled eggs or sausages. Pair it with fresh fruit, like strawberry preserves or blueberries. A truffle grater makes it easier to grate nuts. If there are too many pieces leftover, just heat them up briefly in the microwave.
In terms of preparation, the best time to prepare this salty treat is while it's still warm. This ensures that the flavors aren't lost in the heating process. One handy trick for keeping the salt from melting is to keep a wire rack that contains ice in the refrigerator, this will keep the black truffles from melting into ice.
This type of truffle salt can also be used to impart various earthy flavors to baked foods, like oatmeal. To make this baked good more festive, try grating the salt and mixing it with vinegar and honey to create a glazed cured ham. You can also grate nutmeg and cinnamon to create a delectable fall treat. Serve this mixture as an addition to apple sauce, crumble cake or ice cream. The earthy flavor aroma and texture of the apple and cinnamon adds to the overall appeal of this versatile salt. Baked apples and cinnamon are another great way to enjoy a delicious truffle salt.
For maximum flavor, let your black truffles soak overnight in water. This allows the essential oils to develop. After soaking, uncover the truffles and spread on a clean surface. Afterward, let them air dry. For maximum effect, allow the truffles to sit for at least 12 hours.
Like its counterparts, black truffle comes in different sizes, from very small to large. Generally, sea salt is sold in cube sizes, but you can also purchase it in discs if you'd prefer. This makes it easier to store, since it can be kept closed in a box.
There's no question about the fact that truffle salt brings a burst of freshness to any dish. But did you know it's also a perfect substitute for regular salt? With all the varieties and all-natural ingredients, it's not surprising that many culinary experts include this salty treat on their list of great snacks. A sprinkle of this sea food in salads can bring a bright and fresh tone to an otherwise dull dish, and it's a much healthier alternative than regular table salt.
It's also ideal to use truffle salt on fish or meats for flavoring. You can also use it to season baked dishes, or mix it into batter for appetizers and desserts. The possibilities are endless. No matter how you use it, make sure you're not just using it as a salt alternative. It has so much more to offer, and deserves to be savored just as much as any other cheese product.