A truffle sometimes called a "chocolate shavings" or a "pickled herring", is a cube-shaped concave brown powder that is sprinkled with various flavors and spices. The term is most often used in the context of the arts and the culinary, but it has been in use since ancient times, probably as a food and a cure for various ailments. Today it's a favorite of many and a premium food product in its own right.
A truffle is basically the fruiting exterior of a living ascomycanete fungus, mostly one of the species of the family Ascomycanes. There are about two dozen different species, which are distributed widely throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia. In addition to Tuber and other species, several other genera are recognized as truffles, including Geopora, Peziza, Choiromyces, Leucatinium, and several others. All have the same basic fruity taste and are commonly used in the making of many delicious dishes.
A rich source of vitamins and antioxidants, Truffle salt works great as a high-quality food seasoning. It has a slightly salty flavor that accents the egg's yolky texture and natural flavor. For example, to season scrambled eggs, mix half a teaspoon of salt and three eggs, working in a mixer until the eggs have broken into large pieces. Scramble the yolks and then sprinkle black truffle salt over the top, letting it stand for approximately twenty minutes before removing it from the oven. If you're planning on using truffle salt to season baked potatoes, it would be better to mix it with some butter. Otherwise, the potatoes would be too greasy.
Unlike regular table salt, truffle salt is a highly concentrated form of mineral salt that retains more of its original flavor when it is heated. This makes it ideal for use on meats such as steaks, meats, and fish, but also with fruits, vegetables, and even desserts. For example, you can make a delicious truffle-flavored ice cream by quickly melting down a handful of truffle salt and placing the mixture into an ice cream machine. Then, just add your favorite flavor of ice cream and enjoy your ice cream immediately! You could also season your steak with truffle salt and grill your vegetables, using the grill to dry out the vegetables before turning the steak over to cook them.
Truffle salt is becoming more common in American cooking thanks to the addition of many French chefs to the country's cuisine. Although you can find truffle salt on many web sites andourmet grocery stores, the majority of culinary purists will tell you that they only find this seasoning at one store, La Martina Foods in California. La Martina Foods specializes in high-quality Italian and French pasta and other gourmet food products, including salt and pepper shakers, cutlery, crockery, and even salt and pepper shakers.
Although La Martina Foods produces some of the most delicious dishes I've ever had, I can't help but mention how good truffle salt is when it comes to preparing some of my most famous dishes. Perhaps my favorite Italian recipe uses truffle salt to make a delectable Alfredo sauce for Chicken Parmesan. The sauce is simply melted butter combined with some tomato sauce, some basil, some olive oil, some Rosemary, and some white wine vinegar. You simply combine all ingredients and let your concoction boil over indirect heat in your oven for about an hour. Once it is done, you simply spoon the Alfredo sauce over your baked chicken and enjoy your first piece of heaven.
Another way that you can take advantage of truffle salt's amazing flavor potential is to make a delicious dessert. One easy dessert that you can make using truffle salt and which can potentially have quite a number of health benefits is a dessert called bread pudding. This type of pudding has a texture that is very similar to pudding, but the flavor is not quite as rich, which can be attributed to the fact that bread pudding often has a sweet background to it. To make a truly decadent dessert, you should use truffle salt instead of regular table salt. As a rule of thumb, if you want to make a pudding that is not too sweet, you should use white table salt, if you want to make a pudding that is very sweet, then you should use truffle salt.
When you use truffle salt in your recipes, you are taking your culinary delicacy one step further. If you aren't already a fan, you'll find that you will become one very soon. You simply cannot go wrong with truffles, whether you use them in savory dishes, desserts, savory snacks, or any other type of food you want to prepare.