You have probably heard of the black truffle before. If you are unfamiliar with it's meaning, let me try to explain what it is.
Black truffles are a little fruit that grows in the Andes Mountains of South America. They are white and round, with soft seeds that are very edible. They are sometimes called "butterbeans" for the similarity.
When black truffles are harvested, the fruit has a sweet, sour smell. For centuries, this has been used to enhance other foods. That is what led to the production of black truffle sea salt.
While this ingredient can enhance many dishes, the most well known is definitely the recipe for black truffle salt. It is the mixture of two or three or four fresh black truffles with four teaspoons of salt, which adds an intense flavor and aroma to many dishes. It also works as a seasoning for many foods.
There are several recipes that contain this ingredient. The most popular is actually a risotto dish. Because of its unique aroma, the dish is often served with little pot holders containing the spice mixture. This is how the black truffle salt made its way into risotto dishes.
This is because the seeds and rind of the black truffles are similar to seafood. The combination gives it a seafood taste and is particularly ideal for risotto dishes. This combination is also perfect for baking.
Breads such as cannelloni and oven baked pizzas are also cooked in these containers. Many people prefer this technique because the flavor of the ingredient will linger on the bread. The wine is added to make a nice finishing touch to any dessert. It may not seem like it would work well, but the combination of flavors do quite nicely.
If you were cooking red meat, such as beef, chicken, pork, veal, etc., you would use it to rub in truffle oil. This is also a very flavorful method of cooking. If you try it yourself, you will not be disappointed with the results.
You can also sprinkle this seasoning on special sauces. Some people like to mix it in with the gravy when making a pot roast or chicken. The gravy is already rich and flavored, so adding truffle oil to it is like filling the bottom of the pot with tasty liquid.
You could also add this to the rice. The taste really enhances the rice and makes the dish unique. We use it in a lot of Asian dishes where rice is used in almost every dish. Like Chinese food, Indian and Italian.
I used to love using this spice with vegetables and this dish almost makes that happen. Add it to a vegetable soup and you are taking it to the next level. It brings out the flavor and brings out the colors of the vegetables. Very tasty.
Using black truffle salt in your meals is a versatile cooking solution. These foods can be used with all types of dishes. With its unique and aromatic flavor, it is a good addition to almost any dish.