If you love truffles, then you're sure to love this heavenly food, too: there are many varieties of black truffle salt available on the market, each claiming a unique flavor that will take your breath away. Different species of truffles have different characteristics when it comes to preparing the bread, but all truffles share the same delectable bread-like flavor. Because of this, no matter which variety of truffle you crave, you can find it in almost any flavor you want. When buying truffle salt, however, be aware of the different varieties.
Here are some of the most popular ones:
TRIFLE SADDLE SUGAR. Although commonly sealed in a bottle, the unrefined natural flavor of real truffle salt permeates throughout the salt, creating a distinct earthy truffle taste all enjoy and know. Real black truffle salt however does have artificial pieces of truffle, so anything prepared with artificial flavors is prone to be flavored with synthetic compounds. For this reason, it's best to use truffle salt in the classic dishes you know and love and use other seasonings and spices instead.
BEACH SUGAR. Sea salt and white table salt are similar in many ways, including their ability to help bring out the flavor in your favorite dishes. Sea salt is generally made from sea animals (including seaweed and dead coral reefs) while white table salt is made from refined sugar. When mixed with ingredients such as lemon juice, cream, yogurt, and even honey, it brings out the natural flavor of those items, which makes it a great addition to lemonade, stews, salads, and even chocolate desserts. Try mixing it with coconut milk for an authentic coconut flavor, or mix it with fresh lime juice for a fresh-tasting citrus twist on your classic summer orange juice drink.
IRA SANTA CLAUSE. Many people love to make homemade brats and salsas to top off ice cream and coffee drinks, but you can also use truffle salt to make salsas for sandwiches and burgers that just won't cut it at the local burger joint. Seasoned salt and olive oil can replace any regular bread crumbs you might use, which makes it a good alternative for people who are watching their cholesterol levels while trying to keep weight in check. If you're not too crazy about using regular bread crumbs, you can also substitute vegetable bread crumbs (also available in various flavors) for this purpose.
MAC AND MANY MORE. Do you love pasta? You're in luck because truffle salt makes an excellent addition to pasta sauce. Many types of pasta (stringy or more firm), including elbow macaroni or even linguine, can be enhanced by a little truffle oil added just before cooking. Your pasta dishes will come out delicious and you will have saved yourself a lot of time, too. For those who like to avoid pasta for carbohydrates, this is a very good idea, since most other pasta sauces already have some oil or milk in them and the olive oil adds a little bit of extra boost.
CREATION MIX. Let's get back to the steak, shall we? Although this isn't technically considered a "vegetarian recipe" because it doesn't include fish, it does contain truffle salt. And since the main meat in your beef is a protein, this means that it can be a wonderful way to boost your protein intake without increasing your calorie count. You can do this by leaving the steak on the grill until it is almost completely done and then cutting it into thin slices while leaving the grill open to allow the meat to cook thoroughly. Put these onto a tray and serve with some scrambled eggs, broccoli, and tomato sauce.
TRUFFLE CHEAPER. If you're trying to think of ways to make your food more affordable, try this recipe. Just mix together some reduced-sugar yogurt, reduced-fat cottage cheese, and sour cream, then let the mixture cool. When it's done, simply heat up some water in a saucepan and add the yogurt and cottage cheese, stir, and then add your meats (broccoli, shrimp, chicken, etc.).
TRUTH BEFOLLOW. I love both chocolate and truffles and there is no question that either one of them would be a welcome addition to any diet. So next time you want to treat yourself to a chocolate truffle or a truffle salt made with truffle oil, consider having both. While you're at it, why not throw some truffles into your diet? They're also good with sea salt!