Natural sea salt from the black truffle is gaining wide popularity among food enthusiasts. This naturally harvested gemstone is high in magnesium and sodium, making it a great addition to your pantry. I've even heard of people using it for seasoning turkeys. If you're interested in learning more about this mineral-rich seasoning, continue reading!
The black truffle is a very tough seed, covered in a thick shell of powdery algae that contains an array of antioxidants that can protect against aging and disease. The outer coating of the black truffle can be cracked open by simply rubbing it between your palms. Afterward, sprinkle with a little sea salt over the crack to add a natural salty taste to the mixture. Natural sea salt with black truffle sea salt tastes delicious as a tabletop seasoning or sprinkled on popcorn, vegetable salads, or as a topping for cookies and cakes.
There are two varieties of black truffle salt available in stores. I like to use the latter in my cooking because it has a slightly stronger flavor. It's also healthier because it contains no hydrogenated oil, sugar, or salt and no trans fat, either. (I'm a low-fat, vegan chef.) It's important to note that each type of salt has its own benefits and uses. For example, you may prefer sea salt (which is higher in magnesium) over table salt, but you can also use black truffle salt (which contains a lot more magnesium).
If you enjoy Mediterranean cooking, then I would highly recommend trying black truffle. It goes great with tomatoes, bell peppers, olives, and other strong vegetables. For a healthy, slightly sweet version of this versatile seasoning, substitute the black truffle salt for a bit of agave nectar. Agave nectar is also high in calcium.
As far as how to prepare this classic seasoning, it's simple. Most recipes call for regular black truffle salt but there are a few variations you can try, depending on what you want. Some seasoned black foods are saltier than others so depending on your taste preferences, you may want to choose the regular version. Other options are black truffle that is infused with various flavors (such as ginger, cinnamon, or vanilla) or a powder form that you mix with water or milk. The latter works well for making granola, oatmeal, cereal, or chocolate mousse.
The most popular way to make black truffle is to use it in place of regular salt in several recipes. It works well as a blasting agent or a way to enhance ingredients without increasing the saltiness of a dish. Some examples include meatless strips, a fish alternative, or marinade for beans. It also works well as an overpowering flavor in chutneys, cakes, ice cream, custards, and puddings, such as sherbet or chocolate sauce.
You can buy black truffle salt from health food stores or health food shops in your area. You can also find this at grocery stores and discount warehouse clubs, as well as specialty food stores. If you shop online, be sure to look for bargains and sales on this versatile seasoning. Sometimes you can find black truffle salt that is lower in price than regular.
These tasty snacks are made by many different companies. However, you can make your own by using quality black truffle salt. It doesn't take long and it's easy to make. Try it today. You'll be surprised.
It is best to have dry black truffle chips on hand so you can use them right away. If you plan to assemble the chips, be sure to rinse them well first. Then, cut a large slab of black truffle dough into one-inch pieces. Place the flattened dough pieces onto wax paper and turn to create round discs, which will be your bowls.
Dust your bowls with flour and place a few black truffle dust discs on top. Next, put the flattened truffle chips onto the top of the bowls and gently roll out the mixture until you achieve the desired circular shapes. When the truffle mixture is completely dry, wipe it off with a damp cloth. Truffle dust will last for weeks, so save some for your next baking adventure.
Now you can enjoy this delectable treat at any time of the year. When buying your truffle, keep in mind that one tablespoon of the powder or flakes equals about two tablespoons of black truffle dust. To maximize the flavor, add a little extra powder or dust. These delicious morsels are truly perfect for any special occasion, including weddings, birthdays, holiday parties, and more. Try serving your favorite black truffle ice cream. You'll find it to be an easy addition to your dessert menu!