Italian Black Truffle Salt offers a salty alternative to the highly-spiked, pricey Truffles of Italy. Made from truffle seeds, black truffle salt is not only healthier than many foods you might be used to eating, it tastes better as well! Try sprinkling some over your favorite dishes, from omelets to pasta to lasagna to soup… and enjoy the full effect of truffle taste without the heavy, unhealthy richness of commercial so-called Truffles. When buying Truffles in stores, remember that truffle salt must be made without sugar. Otherwise, the salt will take on a bitter, metallic flavor.
If you make this kind of salt by hand, it is possible to vary its flavor by adding various herbs, seasonings, or even lemon zest. The flavor of Italian truffle salt can be very high-flavored, or quite low. It depends on the way you process the nuts and seeds, the temperature at which they are ground, as well as how much of the nuts and seeds are necessary to achieve a desired result. This is one of the great things about this type of salt: you can use the exact amount of seed and nut mixture to bring out the true flavor of the beef, veal, chicken, turkey, etc., that you are serving.
Because this type of salt is mostly used for seasoning rather than cooking, it is generally lower in salt content than the commercial kind, which is often used for cooking purposes, and in which case it can have as much as thirty percent salt. You can purchase it from just about any grocery store. Like other salts, Italian truffle salt can be used to season many different dishes. Some of these include: seafood, meats, vegetables, soups, stews, beans, potato dishes, cheese, salads, and savory pastas.
In addition, black truffle salt is excellent for creating and completing different deserts. For example, it can be very helpful when making parmesan or scrambled eggs. These deserts are extremely popular and easy to create. By combining the black truffle salt with vegetable oil, eggs, and a little cheese or butter, you can create a healthy version of chocolate-covered espresso-flavored sponge cake, very similar to what many people have at coffee shops.
You can buy it at just about any supermarket. It comes in small containers that resemble minis, but are larger than the typical cracker-style minis. That is because black truffle salt tends to retain more of the original flavor of the nuts and seeds than other types of salt, including regular table salt. This makes it very difficult to change the flavor of a dish simply by replacing the other ingredients in the recipe. Because of this, it is probably best to purchase it as a small box instead of a large container.
As you can see, there are many great health benefits associated with black truffle salt. If you enjoy making and eating Mediterranean and Italian recipes, then this salt will certainly fit into your collection of spices. By experimenting with various recipes using this salt, you can begin to enjoy the distinctive flavor without the negative side effects that other types of salt can cause. By combining it with other ingredients to enhance their flavor, you can develop a set of recipes that are unique to you and provide you with a wide range of health benefits.