Truffle salt is actually a newly introduced mixture made with bits of black or white truffle, along with other spices of your choice. Unlike many truffle oils, black truffle salt tends to be less spicy in taste and scent, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, either. This salt was initially developed as a way to lower the acid content of wine, thereby preventing the aging of the wine. The popularity of this new creation soon grew, and today it can be found in almost any high-end restaurant across the world. Here we will discuss why you should use truffle salt on your next meal, and how it compares to other types of salt.
Like most people, I love to eat steak. One of the best ways to eat steak is to mix it with scrambled eggs! Nothing brings out the richness of a steak quite like a delicious bowl of fluffy oatmeal with a bit of black truffle salt on top. While I enjoy using both regular salt and this specialty product, I prefer the flavor of the latter, mainly because it has a bit more "oomph" to it. Regular table salt tends to have a bland taste to it that masks the true flavors of the steak. A bit of black truffle salt on top makes the steak's natural flavors really stand out and gives it a distinct flavor all on its own.
Many people enjoy popcorn on their coffee mugs, but it is actually quite difficult to add popcorn to a meal without also using regular salt. There are two primary culprits is either you use very salty crackers or you use very salty popcorn. If you want a good match between the two, then make sure you only use coarse salt when making the popcorn. This also holds true for using sea salt on your popcorn. The salt will simply melt into the popcorn, keeping its salty texture.
Truffle Salt is often confused with sea salt. While they have a lot in common (they both contain minerals such as sodium and magnesium), they are actually quite different. Sea salt tends to be a lot heavier than table salt, so it tends to fit better on the grill. It also holds more moisture than regular table salt, meaning it can help to moisten foods such as jerky or beef. While not as beneficial to your health, it does have its place.
Truffle salt, however, is far healthier and less expensive than sea salt. In addition to having no additives or chemical flavors, truffle salt contains a variety of essential nutrients that are good for your body and especially your mouth. It contains zinc, which is found in meats, nuts, and vegetables, calcium, which are found in leafy greens and other dairy products, magnesium, which are found in dark leafy greens and sea vegetables, as well as potassium, which are found in bananas, apples, and some fruits. These minerals and electrolytes help to keep your blood circulating and healthy, which means you get more energy from your food and enjoy all the wonderful advantages of eating truffle salt instead of regular table salt.
One of the best ways to enjoy truffles is to marinate them in wine. Simply add about two tablespoons of truffle salt to a small amount of dry red wine and stir until the salt has dissolved. Then, use a food-grade plastic food container and cover the steak with the marinade. Let this soak overnight and after your morning steak is done cooking, simply slice it open and enjoy the melt-in-your-mouth aroma and flavor of the tender, sweet beef.
There are other ways you can enjoy the unique taste of truffle salt. You can make truffle crackers by grinding up the fresh nuts and spices and then grilling thin strips of meat, breadcrumbs, or bread in the mixture. Another neat idea is to put a few tablespoons of the salty cure in a zip lock bag and place it in the freezer for an hour or two. Whenever you want a good, warm feeling, put a few drops of this into the refrigerator and you will get a wonderful warm sensation whenever you bite into a piece of cheesecake or a big bite of crispbread.
There are several different types of spreads that have truffle salt in them, as well as several other flavors. Some of these include raspberry sauce, shrimp cocktail, lemon poppy seed oil, and spicy salsa. Some people also elect to add pieces of white truffles to their dips, puddings, and even cereal for a wonderful texture. It is truly versatile and a great addition to any kitchen pantry. You might be surprised at just how much salt you actually need in a month!