Black truffle salt is a relatively new discovery, but it's quickly becoming one of our favorite salt spreads around the world. The black truffle (Tuber corallinus) is a succulent mushroom that grows primarily in Africa and is known for its succulent flavor. The black truffle has been prized in culinary traditions since ancient times, as a delicacy among the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, and others. Today, the black truffle has been introduced to the United States where it is often paired with other foods to create unique dishes.
A black truffle contains a dark red juice that makes it very distinctive. Black truffle is actually the fruiting body of an ascomycetous subterranean fungus, primarily one of the four species of this genus. Other genera of mushrooms also commonly classified as truffles include Geopora, Tuber Corallinus, Peziza, and dozens more. The ascomycetes are found primarily in underground environments such as decaying organic matter, decaying bark, soil, damp mosses, and decaying leaves, all of which contain a high concentration of these fungal spores. While some of these fungi are naturally present in the soil, most truffles grow on decaying plant material that has accumulated on the surface.
When the black truffles are mature and ready for harvesting, they become discolored and dark red. The mushrooms have a sweet taste that is unique to this mushroom. The texture and flavor of this mushroom have made it a sought after food throughout the centuries, making it an extremely delicious ingredient in the cooking of Italian, French, Greek, Chinese, Mexican, Thai, Japanese, and many other cuisines.
Because these black truffles have a very sweet taste, the taste can become overpowering in dishes if not used properly. As a result, many people choose to add a small amount of salt to their dishes, instead of using the traditional white or Rosemary salt that is commonly used. There are several ways to use the black truffle sea salt, however, including:
Onion rings this method is a good way to add flavor to your food by first melting the regular table salt and then spreading it into a ring shape onto your food. This ring should be cut out as thin as possible and then placed over the surface of your food to seal in the flavor. You can do this with just one ring, or as thick as you like for a more robust taste.
Brownie recipes usually call for truffle salt to be added in large chunks rather than spread into a thin layer. A half teaspoon should be placed inside a square of waxed paper to form a ring. Make sure the waxed paper is clean and the truffle is completely melted. Then insert the chocolate and allow the truffle to melt into the paper. After the truffle has melted completely, allow it to sit for a few seconds and then scrape it off.
Chicken wings this truffle salt appetizer recipe can be quite tasty by placing it inside a small bag with the truffle inside and then covering with olive oil. You can then place this into the bag to serve as an appetizer for chicken wings. The excess truffle can be used on top of the wings as a garnish. If you are serving the truffle on its own, it is best to cover it with the olive oil and allow the truffle to stay in the bag to keep the olive oil from spilling out.
The black truffle salt has a wonderful taste that many people enjoy. If you are looking to add a bit of extra flavor to a dish, adding one or two drops of this salty treat into the meal will add an almost sweet flavor to your meal that will have your guests talking about it for weeks to come. These salts are highly popular and are great for cooking with or as an ingredient to accompany any type of meal.