How to Cook With Black Truffle Salt
What exactly is Black Truffle Salt anyway? Truffle is actually a type of rhubarb. It was named after the French chef, Victor Hugo Truffle. Infusing salt and oil with truffle has only been a recent development in the US, though. The first company to sell the black truffle salt mixture did so in 2021.
It works better as an alternative to molasses or caramelized sugar, which tends to make desserts taste sweet. Because black truffle salt contains unrefined sea salts, it brings out a fuller flavor in food. Since it’s also richer and darker than your traditional refined sea salts, it enhances the nutty and creamy flavor of cheeses, eggs, cream cheese and many other common dishes.
Black truffle salt can be used for many different types of food. You can buy it to sprinkle on cakes or to put inside coffee cream, or even on ice cream. It’s great on pasta sauces and salads, too, as it will add a unique flavor to the meal. You can buy packets of it that are shaped like hearts or other cute animals to add a whimsical touch to any dish.
But what about using it as a seasoning for steaks? It works great as a basting agent for grilled steaks. You can buy small packets of it in baggies, sprinkling it over the top after it’s placed on the grill. After a short time, your steak will be cooked and you’ll have a delicious basting sauce to use.
Of course you can always sprinkle it over just about anything else when you’re preparing meals for company. The key is to know how much you’re going to put, because too much will make the dish taste bland. A tablespoon or two is the standard amount for adding to all sorts of recipes. Other uses include sprinkling it over baked potatoes and vegetables, or over cooked rice or pasta. For a nice healthy boost, grind some black truffle salt and mix it with some olive oil or butter to use as a topping for soups or scrambled eggs.
Another popular way to use black truffle salt is in the place of sugar in omelets. It imparts a unique flavor not found in other spices. Just mix it with a bit of water and eggs and cook it until it begins to lose its luster. Scrambled eggs are an easy favorite in many homes, especially those who don’t like to make a lot of changes to their regular diet. If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sugar, try mixing it with some eggs and some liquid to make a light and healthy breakfast dish.