What does black truffle salt taste like? According to Wikipedia, "Truffle is a powdered golden salt made from the powdered roots, bark, and peel of golden Myrrh trees. It is used in many forms, including candy and cooking. The name is derived from the French word truffle, meaning 'dried flower'. As well as candies, the truffle is also used in sauces for fish, chips, and nuts".
A great many people now use truffle salt on a regular basis, not only as a great ingredient for salty treats but also for its wonderful distinctive taste. It has a very distinct and complex aroma, which some people describe as having an "old world" charm, reminiscent of days gone by. So what does truffle salt actually taste like? Well, the actual flavor is going to vary depending on what type of salt you get as well as where you get it from. Overall, the truffle will taste much like the actual truffles they contain, but with a much longer and richer aroma.
Italian truffle salt is generally much darker and therefore can often be used in soups and stews. For example, instead of just sprinkling it on top of your regular ingredients, you could also add little Italian herbs and spices to help draw out the true flavor and aroma. These Italian herbs and spices include such things as oregano, Rosemary, basil, parsley, and even cardamom.
Spicy gourmet truffle salt is often added to baked Italian meals or as a topping on sausages, or even on spaghetti sauce. For example, instead of just using your standard Italian sausage, why not try to incorporate the good old gourmet truffle salt to give that Italian sausage-like flavor? Sprinkle some of this salty Italian sausage over your baked tortellini and you're sure to have the exact pasta recipe you've been looking for.
Truffle salt comes in so many different flavors that it's often difficult to name just a few. Many people actually opt for a mixture of truffles along with some high caliber Italian black olive oil in order to cook their steak properly. Just keep in mind that the higher the quality of the beef, the more it will retain its "savory" flavor when cooked with the mixture, but this is not always necessary.
For example, if you're making a Pasta Lasagna dish, then just use olive oil instead of olive oil. Also, you can use lower quality meat (such as lower fat bison) in place of high-quality beef. For this method, I usually prefer Italian white meat, such as Filet Mignon, because it cuts the fat in the middle of the steak while leaving the outside intact and moist. You can also use black truffle salt alongside pasta sauce to make a lasagna that's light and yet full of flavor. The key is to combine a light sauce with high-quality meat and cheese, and not overstuff the pasta with the truffle salt and the ingredients.
In addition to using truffle salt to give your steak, pasta, and fried foods a nice sprinkle of sea salt can help bring out the natural flavor in many different dishes. In fact, sea salt isn't used to season many seafood dishes because it causes a lack of flavor, which is one of its benefits. However, when it's added to dishes involving scallops or shrimp, then a nice salty taste is created.
You can really take advantage of truffle salt made with high-quality sea salt benefits by using it to season all types of food. For example, you could make a bridal bouquet of Rosemary, thyme, and lavender and then sprinkle them on everything from bread to cakes. Salads can be enhanced even more with truffle salt. Salads can be made with apples, celery, cherry tomatoes, and cucumbers. You can serve them with a light white sauce and grilled chicken or pork.