Truffles are a delicacy that comes in many different varieties, each of which is rich in its own special flavor. But there is one variety that is very common and is considered the best of them all. A truffle, or rather its shell, is actually the fruiting reproductive body of a very tiny subterranean ascomycete fungus, primarily one of the group of fungi called Tuber. While this name is commonly used for the mushroom itself, it should more appropriately be used for the sub-specifically named mushroom which is often simply referred to as a truffle. Moreover, while many fungi are named for the places where they grow, not all fungi produced truffles but rather, there are a few that only produce them under specific conditions.
When it comes to black truffle sea salt, these are the conditions under which the best truffle salt is created. The fungi use the moisture and warmth of the air to reproduce themselves. This means that it is important that you allow this process to occur as much as possible. The air should be dry, clean, and even slightly humid, but at the same time should be extremely warm. If you keep the temperature warm enough, the growth will continue apace and the truffle mushrooms will begin to come up.
Like many things, however, cooking with sea salt is the key to fully enjoying this delectable treat. In fact, certain forms of black truffle salt are more appealing to the taste buds when cooked and served cold. Many times this is done using an aluminum bowl for baking. While it is best to keep the salt on the outside of the bowl, it can often be kept on the inside by simply sprinkling some on top of baked potatoes or corn. This can help bring out the flavor of the potatoes or corn without overpowering the natural flavor of the salt.
Another way to enjoy truffles is to make them in a blender. This can create a very salty version of the classic delight, although the flavor can still be enhanced with some herbs and/or any flavors of your choosing. With a blender, you will need about four cups of sea salt or table salt as well as three tablespoons of vegetable oil. Start blending the ingredients and once the salt begins to dissolve, remove it from the liquid and set aside. Let the mixture cool and then slowly blend in the oil at low speed until completely smooth.
For pure flavor, you can also use truffle salt. Since this salt is available in different forms, it can be purchased in bulk and used to add an incredible layer of flavor to any recipe that calls for it or simply to enhance the natural flavor of foods that do not have it. The best way to use it is to blend about a teaspoon into about a half glass of water and mix thoroughly.
When cooking truffle salt, you want to keep in mind that the amount of seasonings in your dish will determine how much flavor they will retain. Usually, the more seasonings the truffle salt you buy, the more there will retain, giving you a richer flavor in your food. In addition, you want to season the truffles evenly. Some people like to sprinkle the seeds and shavings while others like to lump them together. Whichever method you choose, however, keep in mind that you will lose some of these key ingredients in the process, so experiment to find out which method gives you the best results.
In addition, you should also pay attention to the preservatives in your chosen salt. If a product boasts that it is "Philly-Certified" or that it is made from "Vestigated Salt", you know that you are looking at a high-quality sea salt that will deliver a superior taste to your food. In order to get the most out of your purchase, however, you should buy a salt that is made from high-quality materials. Unfortunately, many of today's salts seem to be made from low-grade materials that break down and lose their salt content very quickly. The result is a salty product that lacks flavor. You will need to make sure that the truffle salt you choose has been made from materials such as shellfish or clay that will not break down and lose its salt content so that it will retain the mineral and flavor for an extended period of time.
No matter what type of dish you are planning on cooking, you can use truffle salt to add a unique and delightful touch to your dish. Whether it is a simple cream sauce or a richly flavored stew, you will definitely appreciate the rich taste of this salty alternative. You may even find that you will want to use truffle salt as a finishing salt on dishes that you would normally use regular table salt for. By using this type of salt as a coating for your food, you can enhance the flavour of your dish without decreasing the level of enjoyment that people receive from eating your food.