Truffle salt is basically a newly created mixture made from pieces of black or white truffle and traditional salty pastes. Unlike truffle oils, black truffle salt tends to be less intense in aroma and flavor, though that is not necessarily a bad thing as far as taste goes. It also tends to have a somewhat unique look and texture. While it is possible to find commercially produced truffle salt on the market today, it is also fairly easy to make your own. In fact, creating truffle salt can even be a fun family activity. This article will tell you how.
To begin with, you will need three to five cups of some good quality dry salt. I tend to keep about a tablespoon of each type in my kitchen at all times. Start by getting out some inexpensive flavorings. You can use dried fruits (currants, raisins, dates, and so forth) or even just use a variety of nuts.
Now, put all of those spices in a mixing bowl and mix them together until they start to resemble thin runny powder. After you have done that, add a little bit of water or milk into the mixture and mix it up really well. Now you just need to add the truffle salt and mix it all together really well. Add any additional flavors, if any, and let it sit for a while so that everything becomes a nice smooth consistency.
If you want to use truffle salt as an appetizer or as a way to enhance the flavor of certain foods, then this process may need a little more attention. First, get a bag of inexpensive gourmet flavored cheese. I would suggest doing this right before you start to mix the salt and flavor up, or at least an hour or two before you plan on serving it. Put about a Tablespoon of this cheese into a zip lock bag and then put the bag into the freezer. Whenever you want to use the cheese in a recipe, just take out the frozen bag and toss the mixture into whatever you are creating.
Another way to use truffle salt and create a great aroma is to simply sprinkle it onto the dish that you are preparing. This can be a wonderful idea for things like meat, fish, or vegetable dishes. The scent of the sea salt will bring out the flavor in the food without overpowering it. When cooking vegetables, I like to put the sprinkle on top after putting it in the oven or warming it up for a bit, and sometimes I sprinkle it on just before I toss the vegetables in the pan.
When using olive oil as a dip for meats, fish, or vegetables, I always like to add a little bit of black truffle salt for a nice kick. You can also sprinkle it on top of the olive oil before you mix it with your desired recipe. Another way to make this truffle salt smell delicious is to add a little bit of the substance to your glass of wine. This mixture can be a great way to enhance the flavor of the wine without having to drink it!
If you like to make popcorn, then you also might enjoy trying using truffle sea salt to add a little bit of an extra crunch and depth to your popcorn. It's a great way to spice up the taste of your popcorn, without over-spending on the popping process. If you like the smell of the truffle salt on your popcorn, then you should also be able to get it to stay that way, by placing it on top of your popcorn when it's still warm from being popped. You should notice a slight change in the texture of the popcorn, and it will be aromatic as well.
As you can see, there are many different ways that you can enjoy truffle salt, without having to worry about spending a lot of money on expensive garnishes. Truffle salt doesn't have to cost a lot of money to add some great flavor to your cooking. These three salts are among the most popular salts on the market and should prove to be equally popular with your family. To find a spot to store your stash of black truffle salt and let everyone have fun with those flavors you've been stocking in the back of your fridge!