Fine Black Truffle Sea Salt combines fine-grained fresh sea salt with a black winter truffle to produce a delectable, rich seasoning which adds depth and flavor to many seafood dishes. Winter truffles come from the genus Euterpe Ocellaris, or winter truffle, and belong to the Order Tricocarpus, or winter mushrooms. These mushrooms grow under the ice sheets of the Arctic, where they thrive on decaying plant matter.
Black winter truffles are prized for their unique taste and aroma. Some people say they have a slight fruity taste, but the real flavor is almost akin to that of an exotic balsamic, with a very sweet taste. Their appearance is a bit irregular. The large "fluffy" mushrooms that are harvested are actually very small and are brown with a faint, milky white top. This milky coating is what makes these mushrooms so prized for their appetizing flavor.
Black truffle sea salt has become increasingly popular as a food additive in recent years, as chefs seek out healthier alternatives to traditional seasonings like garlic powder and onion powder. In addition, some people have been seeking out ingredients that are more natural, and this includes sea salt, which is just about as close to nature as you can get. It is also one of the best ingredients to use when preparing seafood. Black ruffled sea salt is particularly useful for cooking fish, as well as shrimp, lobster, and mussels.
When using truffle salt to cook with, it is important to remember that it is not a salt substitute. Although it is commonly used interchangeably with table salt, it is not really salt at all. It is a molecularly dense substance that is very similar to seawater. Although not nearly as salty as seawater, it still has minerals and trace amounts of minerals that are beneficial to your health. It is also an effective preservative.
A tablespoon or two of black truffle sea salt mixed with one-half cup of water will help to keep the fish and shrimp that you cook more tender when adding to your recipe. You can also put the mixture on the surface of a piece of raw fish or shrimp, then season lightly with salt and pepper season the skin with a little garlic powder or onion powder, if desired.
Use a pinch of black truffle sea salt on raw oysters or shrimp, or put it on the surface of cooked shrimp cocktail. Season a slice of bread with it before baking, or spread it on your favorite baguette sandwich. The taste is subtle, yet it enhances the flavor of the bread while providing an intense, distinctive flavor to your sandwich.
You can sprinkle black truffle sea salt on top of raw or grilled meat before cooking to give it an extra-rich taste. As long as the meat is seasoned before cooking, you can be sure that you're getting the healthful effects of the sea salts. Black ruffled sea salt can be used to add an exotic flavor to chicken or steak when making meatloaf, or even to add a unique flavor to potatoes.
Use it to add a unique taste to grilled fish, or toasted bread or rolls, or sandwiches, or to top raw or smoked meat with for an unusual taste. Sprinkle some on top of cooked steaks to add an extra bit of depth to a grilled steak. It can also be used to make a unique dipping sauce for raw oysters or shrimp. You'll enjoy the unique flavors and textures of using black truffle sea salt instead of regular table salt in your recipes. It is a versatile salt that you'll be glad to have in your kitchen.