Truffle salt is among the world's most luxurious and aromatic condiments. It's simply irresistible. Who can resist a slice of warm, melting, salty chocolate? Most folks, though, first encounter black truffle salt as an uninvited gift, and are often left wondering what to serve truffle salt on, and how to best use truffle salt in their own cooking.
But even seasoned cooks can't always make every recipe calls for the real pieces of truffle salt. So let's explore the various ways to make truffle salt taste like a million bucks without having to actually use chunks of rock salt. In fact, with a little imagination, even plain old table salt can be transformed into a culinary delight. Let's look at a few of the ways that can be used to make truffle salt taste like chocolate. See if you can recreate some of these ideas with your own recipes.
For starters, you can use your favorite black truffle salt to make delicious, salty omelets. Truffle oil can be used in place of eggs, or you can leave the eggs out altogether and just use truffle oil. This makes a very simple yet delicious dish. Use the truffle oil to beat eggs in a bowl until they are totally set, then add black truffle salt and mix thoroughly. Leave the eggs in the pan for about 2 minutes so that they are ready to cook.
Another way to make a simple dish like this one taste like a million dollars is to use truffle salt in a savory sauce. The basic ingredients for this are four cups chicken broth, four tablespoons butter, three tablespoons coarse salt, two tablespoons Worcestershire sauce, one teaspoon French mustard, and one tablespoon hot mustard. Heat the sauce over medium heat and then add your truffle salt, cover and let it simmer on low for about ten minutes.
If you enjoy salty sandwiches, you should really try sprinkling a little truffle salt onto them before you pop them. This will make them taste even more luxurious. For a variation on the traditional cheese and bread sandwich, grill your bread until it is almost burning, and then add your prepared chicken broth and butter. Spread a generous amount of cheese over the top and then sprinkle in your truffle salt, cover and let it heat up.
One of the best things about truffle season is that the aroma in the air comes straight from France! French truffle salt is harvested from long underground pits. The process of harvesting this salt causes the aroma to be nearly perfect, as little airborne air is allowed to escape. This is another reason why the salt is so luxurious. The aroma floats around in the air and then settles in your mouth creating long, sweet, salty memories.
When you want to create a luxurious atmosphere at home, you can also use truffle salt to give your food a luxurious touch. Instead of using butter, you can substitute it with truffle salt. Your food will not only taste better, but it will also be healthier too! Truffles are naturally high in antioxidants which help to protect our bodies from free radicals, improving overall health and immunity.
Now that you know all about truffle salt history, you will probably want to start making some yourself. There are many recipes available that use this delectable cured cheese. Some call for just a truffle of one flavor, such as truffle brie, others include truffles of many different flavors, such as apricot truffle, almond truffle, strawberry truffle, banana truffle and more. You will surely find a delicious truffle salt-made recipe that fits your tastes perfectly.