What is black truffle salt? Black Truffle Salt was only recently infused with its first taste of fame by infusing extra virgin olive oil and high-quality salt with the tiny black truffle. This original creation from France was not commercially successful until 2021. As it is still cheaper than truffled alone, it quickly became a favorite with many people.
Why is black truffle salt so special? Truffle Salt History Most of us are familiar with the classic truffles that are made in Italy. However, the first company to introduce this unique version of Truffle was in France. Since truffles use real pieces of chocolate truffles to impart their flavor, and since it's cheaper than buying the chocolate itself, it quickly became popular among people of all income levels.
The Best Black Truffles The most delicious truffles start with the best ingredients, and black truffle sea salt are no exception. For years, the best way to get this indulgent treat is to purchase it at the supermarket or specialty store. These fine treats are often quite expensive, but not when you consider that there are alternatives. As an alternative, you can mix it with your favorite seasoning, or create your own from scratch using black truffles and/or other nuts and/or spices.
You can also toss in some orange zest, oregano, or cinnamon for a dash of rich flavor. Consider also garnishing with a lemon wedge for a pop of tart. For a twist on seasonings, try using bay leaves and/or lavender. You may be surprised at just how versatile this salt can be. It even pairs well with many common foods from cheese to pasta and everything else in between. If you're serving it at a high-end restaurant, it's important that you use high-quality salt so as not to leave a bad taste in your guest's mouths.
Using Black Truffle As you whip up your cocktail or side dish, consider using it as a table centerpiece. Lightly dust with olive oil, sprinkling with black pepper, and tossing on the coiled shape of a Truffle shell, you'll have a great touch on your table. The trick with using this salt in a salad or side dish is to be sure that you only use a little bit. A small bit will go a long way, as the greasiness of the salt draws juices from whatever it's sprinkled on, while the flavor of the Truffle itself holds its own against whatever else may be put into the container.
Another way to enjoy your black truffle is to use it in a creamy soup. Salads can be topped with this delicious flavor, too, to add to the creaminess of any soup. Try using a combination of popcorn, cream cheese, and a bit of a pepper grinder for a healthy but flavorful treat. Pair this with some macaroni or potato pizza and you've got an easy-to-make, delicious meal that everyone will be raving about.
Add it to pasta sauce. This is a wonderful idea for a sunny day. Spread a bit of olive oil on your pasta and toss in a few pieces of black truffle with sage leaves. Let your pasta stand and absorb the flavors of both the truffles and the olive oil until the ingredients are completely smooth. Drain off the pasta and set it aside to allow it to warm up.
Another way to make pasta and mushrooms more interesting are by using them in a sauce. Bring your favorite pasta sauce to high heat. Add chopped mushrooms and sage leaves. Then drizzle in olive oil, pepper, reduced-fat milk and mix until the sauce is heated through and coats all the ingredients. Serve immediately, or allow the pasta to cool slightly before serving.