Black Truffle Salt has become one of my favorites in culinary circles. You might not know the difference between a white truffle and a black one. This article will enlighten you.
First, the sugary succulence we all love. It has a sweet and nutty taste that is incomparable. While the white truffles taste like chocolate and almonds, they are not nearly as healthy. If you want to get the full flavor, use black truffles!
There are two types of black truffles, white and black truffle sea salt. White truffle is typically the fruiting body of an underground ascomycete organism, mostly one of the families of the same genus Tuber. In addition to Tuber, a few other genera of fungus are also classified as truffles such as Geopora, Pernicola, Peziza, and more than a hundred other species. The black truffle, Geodea pulchra, is more difficult to find, but no less delicious. It can also grow in a dark area, making it an excellent choice for the basement where it's harder for light to penetrate.
Black truffles are found in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, Canada, and the U.S.A. They are also known for their medicinal properties. In medieval times, they were used in the medical treatment of rheumatism and were even used in a potion used to treat indigestion. The herb was often eaten as food or mixed with other herbs in a tea drink to cure certain ailments. It was often used as a treatment for heart attacks, as well.
Today, black truffle salt is commonly used in restaurants and cookbooks. You can find recipes that call for only black truffles as the main ingredient. I have even seen a recipe called "Truffles with Black Truffle Salt". They can be prepared in a variety of ways. In the kitchen, they can be fried, poached, baked, grilled, and even made into a dessert. No matter how you prepare them, they taste divine!
Another popular method is to roast them in olive oil and sprinkle on top of pasta. You can add other vegetables and herbs such as parsley or basil as a garnish. This makes a great appetizer to accompany an appetizer or main course meal.
Truffles can be frozen to preserve their flavor longer. Be sure not to thaw them until they are cold! They can also be used as a garnish on top of desserts. You can wrap them in plastic wrap and store them in the freezer until ready to serve. Or, you can use them as a garnish for drinks. For a twist on a classic cocktail, mix a cup of water with half a teaspoon of salt and two teaspoons of sugar. When the cocktail is served, mix in a spoonful of salt and one teaspoon of sugar for a trifle garnish.
With a little creativity, you'll never be short of ways to use black truffles. From appetizers, desserts, beverages, main courses, and desserts, you can't go wrong with this tasty treat.
If you're looking to impress your friends, try adding a few drops of cinnamon to your truffles. Cinnamon will make your guests feel like they're being transported to another time.
Another favorite recipe is to serve them in a wine glass and then top it off with a generous amount of sugar. The wine glass will keep the flavor and color of the truffles from fading away too quickly.
If you've never tasted truffles, you may want to try experimenting with different flavors. My favorite is to try them with white or green tea.
Try some black truffles at home and enjoy it! You'll be glad you did!