Black Truffle Salt – Why is it Better Than Silver or Golden Truffle?
Black truffle salt is one of the most expensive varieties available on the market. The higher the price of this salt, the higher the demand for it. However, buying this type of salt requires some know-how on how to shop for it, as there are a few tricks to make sure you get a good deal. Truffle salt recipes with this type of salt can be extremely yummy, so it is worth spending a little extra money to get just the right truffle salt recipe.
You can buy black truffle salt from almost any grocery store or spice shop. As mentioned above, is highly recommended that you buy genuine black truffle salt instead of the cheaper chemical based variety. Avoid synthetic salts as they will not hold the same flavor for long, and the chemical compounds within them may also pose a health risk when swallowed. Be prepared to pay more for this type of salt but, as genuine truffle salt always beats regular commercial salt in terms of price/ ounces, the extra investment is well worth it. Be careful when sprinkling the salt as the larger the piece of scrambled eggs you use, the more there is to weight and retain the salt in the cooking process. Also remember that to get the maximum flavor out of the black truffle salt, only sprinkle it onto the food after it has already cooled off from cooking.
Black table salt is often used in savory and baked recipes as well as being added to white foods such as sauces and gravies. For example, it makes a nice addition to vegetable dishes such as vegetable ragout and shepherd’s pie. It also pairs well with seafood, chicken and turkey dishes. Table salt is not only used for its taste, but also for its ability to absorb flavors from the food it comes into contact with. It’s that perfect all round, natural blend of mineral and flavor which makes it such a great addition to the pantry and the kitchen.
There are several ways in which you can use truffle salt. You can make a balsamic glazed duck meat sauce with truffle salt, which will be light, fresh and delicious. You could make a turkey gravy which would be spectacular served with this salt on it. You can bake, broil, grill or even boil a variety of vegetables or fish in this light, sweet and salty brine. The flavors will stay in the meal long after you have removed it from the heat source, making it an ideal finishing salt for dishes.
One of the things I love about truffle salt is the way it reminds me of home – it’s a small pouch, almost like a cellophane bag, which has a wonderful aroma and beautiful color. I open the pouch and the beautiful, rich aroma fills the room. The color of it is soft pink and it has a very fine texture – very similar to the texture of nutmeg. The color and the feel go together perfectly to create a wonderful aroma. The pink color also creates a pleasant sensation on the palate as it tantalizes your nostrils and tantalizes your tongue with its wonderful flavor.
Some people actually soak sea salt in water and then grind it coarsely to create a black truffle salt which they then use in their cooking. The method, however, can vary according to the recipe you are using. In general, sea salt tends to have a lower smoke point than other cooking salts and it’s a much softer and more subtle flavor. Because of this, it works really well as a table salt or an addition to cocktails and cooking recipes where a bit of fuss is required to add its flavor to the finished product.