The classic Italian dessert, truffle, is well known worldwide. It's eaten by millions each day. In fact, Italy is the world leader in the production of truffles. Many different varieties are made. However, Truffle salt remains the best seller and the most popular. So, what makes a great Italian truffle?
First, let's begin with the question, "What does black truffle salt taste like"? This is actually easier to answer than you think. Try incorporating it into any recipe for bread, lasagna, vegetable lasagna, or potato soup. Try overcooking egg dishes, tossed on top of pasta, on p pasta, or scattered on buttered popcorn. You'll find it enhances the dish and adds tons of flavor.
Don't forget about truffle salt and the delicious batter that comes with it when you make your scrambled eggs. Sprinkle some on your favorite sandwiches, salads, soups or vegetable dishes, and pasta dishes. In fact, your breakfast may just consist of this salty flavor. For instance, if you're having leftover Mexican food from a night out, use truffle salt to make your own tortilla chips (and why not?).
Another excellent combination for truffle salt and high heat is to make a fantastic seafood scramble. Use high heat for just a few minutes to prepare your eggs and then scramble them. Then enjoy the salty goodness. Alternatively, for a very milder version, you can substitute black truffle salt for regular salt. You can also sprinkle high heat on vegetables or raw meat before cooking.
This technique is a wonderful way to add truffle flavor to your baked items. Bake brownies, quiches, and cookies with truffle salt. If you'd like to take things up a notch, try roasting truffles on the grill for a slight, richly flavored treat. Serve with some crisp, fresh, high heat vegetables.
You can make some delicious pasta dishes using truffle salt. Combine olive oil, oregano, garlic, fresh herbs, chopped zucchini and olive oil in a food processor. Run the food processor until the mixture begins to form a paste-like substance. You can then use this mixture as a base for creating a variety of pasta dishes-pasta salads, pizza sauces, and more.
In Italy, truffles are very much a part of the ordinary meal. Many Italian families, including mine, have a special recipe for truffles that are passed down from generation to generation. Truffles, also called "ticchie" or "trattoria", are often served during important celebrations such as weddings or holiday celebrations. One of my favorite ways to serve truffles is to top a baked potato with some olive oil, chopped truffles and a bit of salt. When serving, this combination can quickly melt the butter and the cheese and create a fast and easy meal.
Another great way to use truffles for baking and cooking is to sprinkle truffle salt over your favorite dishes when they are finished cooking. This allows for a nice little kick of flavor, which goes unmatched with most store-bought cheeses. Sprinkle truffle salt over a variety of Italian dishes, such as panini, pizzas, lasagna, spaghetti, and even stir fry dishes. In addition to adding a flavorful punch to these dishes, truffle salt also allows for a more unique flavor than most store-bought products offer. For example, instead of buying a simple cream cheese spread, you can buy a truffle spread with truffle salt on the side. This will allow you to create a unique product that has just the right amount of salt and flavor for any dish.
Another great way to incorporate truffle salt into your cooking is to blend it with various essential oils. This allows for a unique and yet complementary blend to your meals. You can blend truffle salt and a blend of one percent olive oil, zero percent coconut oil, and trace amounts of other aromatic oils such as Rosemary, thyme, lavender, ginger, and eucalyptus. If you are in the mood for something really exotic, try blending twelve drops of peppermint essential oil with a small amount of truffle salt. The resulting scent is one of pure bliss.
Of course, you don't have to use truffle salt to cook French fries. In fact, it's probably a better thing to use regular table salt instead. This allows you to create a salty version of the classic French fries that almost tastes like the real thing. In addition, regular table salt won't melt into the greasy fatty layer that the oil does, and it has no aftertaste.
In summary, truffle salt is a great addition to any list of seasonings you make. It is relatively inexpensive, versatile, and adds a unique flavor to many foods. Try mixing it with various essential oils and sea salt, and you're guaranteed to be enjoying your new blend of flavors for years to come.