Truffle salt is a relatively recent combination of different traditional salts with small pieces of black or white truffle. Unlike truffle oils, black truffle salt tends to be much less spicy in taste and smell, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. When used sparingly, truffle salt can add a unique flavor to foods without overpowering them as many spices do.
If you have never tried truffle oil before, then you are in for a real treat. Just sprinkling a little bit on a cracker or small dish is enough to give it a kick. Most people use this as an accompaniment to their main course and enjoy the light flavor it lends to grilled foods. Here's a little secret you can even use on ice cream and here's how.
You can melt some black summer truffles and place them on top of plain yogurt cream or ice cream. Leave them on for about 5 minutes before removing them and serving. You'll find that the black truffle salt really adds a nice flavor to the yogurt. Of course, there are other all-natural flavors that you can introduce to your meals as well. A few drops of lemon or lime juice will bring out the flavor in a bowl of cereal, or a splash of orange in your iced coffee. Sprinkle some confectioner sugar on your iced desserts to give them a rich and creamy look.
Many people don't realize that truffle salt is also an excellent alternative to regular table salt. You can use the little crystals on salads and pasta dishes to give them a delightful flavor that is not overpowering. This is particularly useful for those who enjoy a high-odor taste in their food. Sprinkling a tiny bit of sea salt over the salad is just as easy to do. The small crystals from sea salt will give you a hint of the wonderful flavor that comes from using sea salt. If you don't care for the strong odor of sea salt, you can still use truffle salt in an indirect way, and sprinkling this on cold pasta or salad greens before you toss them in the pan will add to the flavor.
To use black truffle salt on the fish, simply mix it with a little bit of olive oil, season with some salt and let it sit for a few minutes until it flakes easily. This is an excellent idea for grilled foods such as chicken, salmon, etc. It also works great on eggs, and for poached fruits and vegetables. For a delicious salad dressing, mix about half a cup of olive oil, a little bit of black truffle salt, a little bit of lemon juice, and a pinch of Cayenne pepper together.
For an everyday treat that's not too spicy, try grilling popcorn with some olive oil, some salt, and a little bit of coarse sea salt. You can even put the popcorn on skewers for a unique touch! Of course, popcorn is not the only thing you can grill with this technique. Chicken, beef, pork, steak, even seafood can all be grilled with truffle salt.
In fact, popcorn makes a great snack to top off any meal or as a healthy alternative to your regular popcorn. If you serve it with a little bit of sour cream or yogurt, it will have a little bit more calories, but no one will notice the lack of fat because of the addition of truffle salt. However, if you want to eliminate the unhealthy fat, then just pour a little bit of sour cream on top of your popcorn after you've sprinkled it with truffle salt and let it sit for a couple of minutes before serving.
For added flavor, try sprinkling some chili powder, cinnamon, or even nutmeg into the mix. These spices will give it just the right touch of flavor that everyone loves so much! Make sure you use low-calorie seasoning so that you don't add extra calories to your diet. This really is an easy way to add flavor to any dish that uses popcorn, and if you're looking for a new way to make snacks on a budget, this is one of the best ways to go about it. Enjoy!