Bold and earthy! Sea Salt Table Black Truffle Salt, made by Beech Products Limited, is officially declaring the best selling salt for seafood. It's all-natural and isn't flavored artificially in any way.
I love using black truffle salt on my pizza, pasta, lasagna, omelets, fish, and shrimp. I use it on just about every dish that I prepare. I use it as a sprinkle on top of baked potatoes or baked sweet potatoes, with creamy grits, or on top of roasted chicken and turkey. It adds a unique seasoning that compliments any dish you'd make.
There are several ways to use black truffle salt. You can mix it with liquid, such as olive oil, for seasoning fish and chips, or combine it with lemon juice, honey, or vinegar for a zesty lemon flavor on top of pasta. You could also add it to a dish with eggs and bacon, or yogurt and cheese, and then toss it on top of steamed broccoli. It's an amazing addition to soups and stews and goes great on eggs, rice, and noodles. I've even sprinkled it over ice cream. No, it isn't edible, but it certainly smells incredible!
If you're looking to season foods with this fabulous seasoning, experiment by sprinkling it on instead of salt. Sprinkle black truffle sea salt on top of tomatoes, add it to marinara sauce and turn it into a balsamic sauce by tossing in garlic. You'll see a flavorful, yet simple dish. And, did I mention that it's pretty cheap?
Another way to enjoy the unique flavor of black truffles is to infuse them with other ingredients. Consider infusing Rosemary, thyme, or lavender. Infuse wine with black truffle sea salt for an appetizer, or infuse fresh basil with it for an appetizer with a strong, earthy aroma. Any of these will invigorate your senses and send your taste buds into overdrive. Not to mention, they are extremely beautiful! The aroma will captivate your senses as you savor each bite.
If you like to make Italian black truffles at home, you can easily do so using this wonderful seasoning. Simply blend black summer truffles with crushed garlic, olive oil, and some lemon juice. Add this mixture to a bowl, add some extra virgin olive oil if needed, and sprinkle on some coarse salt. Then shake the mixture until the garlic clings to the mixture.
Crushed garlic is very similar to garlic cloves, but crumbled is a whole lot more interesting. This is also very easy to do. All you have to do is mix together some cheese, olive oil, and lemon juice. Sprinkle on some coarse salt flakes and shake until the mixture begins to resemble eggs.
Black truffle mushrooms are a popular ingredient in Italian foods. However, they are not just for Italian cuisines. These beautiful, salty mushrooms provide an earthy flavor with a slight fishy undertone. They're perfect for making seafood, meat, and cheese snacks.
In general, Italian black truffle should be used on baked potatoes or polenta. The flavor will come alive with the inclusion of some extra virgin olive oil. You can also toss some on top of your baked potatoes or polenta as a side dish. Be careful when using this salt to prevent burning your mouth.
If you have some sage leaves sitting around, you can use them to make a wonderful herb salad. The only problem is that the sage leaves taste bitter. If you want to preserve the flavor, you can toss them into the microwave for a few seconds before serving. For a less extreme version of this salad, you can chop them finely and sprinkle them on top of lightly cooked pasta. Do keep in mind though that these little sage leaves can be a bit overpowering if you're eating them on their own.
A traditional Italian black truffle is normally sprinkled with olive oil and then baked in the oven. This is a great idea for any time you have some extra time to spend cooking. When tossing this into the pan, be sure to go easy on the salt. Since this is going to be a very rich dish, you don't need too much. Just sprinkle enough on top to give it that smoky, herb flavor. I like to add chopped dill and white pepper as well.
Now for the really good stuff. Truffles can be cooked with just about anything. You can bake them, saute them, grill them, or even fry them. If you're doing more of the latter, then you need to make sure to go easy on the olive oil. Olive oil is a natural marinade for seafood. In fact, olive oil serves as a common denominator for many kinds of seafood cooking.