There are many recipes out there for black truffle. You can easily find black or white truffles for around $30 each for a handful. The black truffle salts however, are much richer in taste than the white truffle salts. Black truffles—where do they come from? Let’s count the ways:
We have already discussed that truffles come from the seeds of the Eucalyptus tree. These seeds are soaked and then cooked to make the flavor. However, the real source of black truffle products is the Cinnamomum zeylanicum seeds, which are dry. They are then ground into a powder and made into a food. That’s right—this tasty little treat actually started out as a food.
Now that we know where they came from, let’s learn about the two main types of black truffle salts. The first type is salted. This type has a slightly salty taste. It has a very distinct salty taste that cannot be explained by other common flavors such as vanilla or chocolate. Some people claim that the saltiness of Italian truffles is due to the fact that the land on which they were grown was so salty that there was nothing else to feed on except sea salt. Although this is possibly true, this does not account for all of the flavor.
Another variety of Italian black truffle salts is the traditional sea salt variety. This variety is typically darker in color, with a rich, intense flavor. It is used as a seasoning or a topping on many different foods. Traditionally, it’s often sprinkled over espresso or served on top of baked potatoes.
In addition to having their own style of preparation, truffles also come in many different varieties. Many people enjoy eating them plain while others like to sprinkle them over pasta dishes or use them as a topping for grilled meats. I even know people who like to add them to soy sauce for a Thai inspired dish. Whatever you do, you can’t go wrong with these delicious little salts.
For something a little bit different, try sprinkling some black truffle salt onto your pasta before you add the mushrooms. This will give the pasta a exciting, contrasting color. Another idea is to mash up some Swiss cheese and sprinkle it on top of your pasta before cooking it. The cheese along with the Swiss cheese will create a nice, creamy base for your dish to build off of.
Another neat idea is to take leftover pieces of cheese from your cheeseboard and mix it with your black truffle salt. By doing this, you will be creating a salty variation on a typical mozzarella cheese slice. You should be able to find this at any store that sells pasta ingredients.
There are literally hundreds of different ways you can prepare black truffles. If you’re looking for a unique way to present this classic food, then be sure to experiment. The smaller the piece of cheese, the bigger the flavor boost you can give it. Be sure to keep the flavor in mind when using these smaller size pieces though, because they may require a little more work when it comes to cleanup.
One great way to make a black truffle salt taste like popcorn is to use it on top of some cooked popcorn. Using the larger Sicilian sea salt straight out of the bag makes this process a bit easier than if you were going to use a smaller bag of the stuff. Simply take the smaller bag and break it open while keeping the large piece of cheese with the salt on it.
Salts with a slight flavor of butter do make popcorn pop better than those without a hint of the grease. Sprinkle your black truffle salt onto your popcorn and then use a fork to mix it in well. The butter will draw the attention of the popping popcorn kernels and create a unique flavor for your meal. This is a great idea for pasta dishes as well. Pasta cooks easily so it makes sense to use the butter in conjunction with pasta to create a beautiful presentation.
If you are using pasta for a recipe that calls for butter, then just cook your pasta according to the package directions. You may want to try a low-fat or low-calorie version if you are trying to lose weight or maintain your current weight. Another way to enjoy this healthy alternative to butter is to substitute olive oil for it in your pasta recipes. By using olive oil instead of butter, you will be able to lower the fat content of your pasta dishes and at the same time, they will not taste as bad. This is a great way to enjoy the flavor of the black truffle salt and at the same time, eat more food! Just remember, you can always add more black truffle salt to make your pasta dishes taste even better.