Black Truffle Salt definitely makes for an excellent addition to any list of must have seasoning in your pantry. This little gem is more than a salt, it’s an acquired taste that comes from New Zealand. While it may sound exotic, you’ll find that many people actually prefer it over regular table salt. Because it’s cheaper, it’s a real bargain for anyone on a budget, or for those who simply love the taste!
Black Truffle Salt can be used in a variety of recipes. From the classic omelet to grilled meat and fish, truffle salts are used in savory dishes to complement the flavors. It can also be used as a spice in a variety of different foods to bring out the flavor of tomatoes, onions, garlic, herbs, cheeses, wine, or any other ingredient. Simply sprinkle a tiny pinch over any recipe, from scrambled eggs to grilled vegetables, French fries, steak, or cheese, and enjoy the full effect of truffle salt flavor.
In order to use black truffle salt correctly, you must first learn how to mix it properly. The easiest way is to break up the salt into a fine powder with a tablespoon of water. Stir it until the powder has become a slurry. Next, you’re ready to use it!
Shrimp is a popular ingredient in savory recipes. However, it also pairs nicely with eggs, cheese, cream, or just about any other ingredient. For example, you might start by cooking eggs raw on a cracker. Using a blender or processor, you can then grind them to powder. Next, you’ll want to add a bit of cream cheese and blend it in thoroughly until it is blended and the consistency is creamy. You can then sprinkle the truffles over the eggs, butter, or cream cheese, or into the pan directly before serving.
Truffles are also good in other savory dishes, such as jambalaya. First, sear the seeds and skins in a high heat skillet to remove them. Once the seeds and skins are removed, place the dish in the hot oil for about two minutes to soften the exterior. Next, sprinkle the inside with the salt and allow it to sit while it sizzles in the oil. Once done, serve immediately or chill in the fridge until ready to eat.
This is an easy and long way to incorporate truffle salt into your diet. High heat, low fat, and easily stored are three of the reasons this little known seasoning is becoming increasingly popular. So, what are you waiting for? Chefs are using it and so are you. It’s time to give it a try in pasta dishes this week.