Black Truffles have been one of the world's greatest delicacies for centuries. In fact, many recipes include them as part of a "mustard" sauce, but there is much more to them than just that. A fine variety of black truffles are known as truffles, but the term has become so diluted that it's not uncommon today to see someone buying a pack of black truffles as if they were licorice or the purple of the Russian caviar.
Fine Black Truffle Salt Blend blends fine-grain sea salt with black summer wild truffles for a sweet, earthy, aromatic truffle flavor. Black summer truffles belong to a class of mushrooms called the Lamiaceae. The other types of mushrooms that fall under this class include shiitake, chanterelle, and button mushrooms.
Truffles are edible but not for long. They are actually mushrooms that have been partially or completely rotted. This leaves them somewhat brittle and very fragile. Because of this, they have to be prepared at least one day in advance to ensure freshness, and because of the delicate nature of truffles, it's important to store them properly.
Because black truffles are delicate, it's best to only use them as a garnish for a meal instead of using them as a table centerpiece. If you are serving them as part of a salad dressing, don't forget to drizzle on some truffle salt after the salad dressing has been prepared. Or, better yet, leave them out for the guests to enjoy. When used in their natural state, truffles have a salty and fruity taste that makes a great accompaniment to fresh vegetables.
The great thing about truffles is that they're available almost anywhere, even online. It's not hard to find quality truffle salt for a fraction of the cost you'd pay at your local store. That's why it's easy to see why these little mushrooms are so popular.
Good truffle salts are made from fresh summer mushrooms, usually wild mushrooms such as shiitake, chanterelle, and button, which have been carefully cultivated in a controlled environment. They aren't harvested with a lot of care and are often grown in large gardens near ponds. which allow for the preservation of the natural flavors.
Because of the high demand for truffles in the United States and abroad, many websites offer a wide range of different varieties of black truffle sea salt. You can even order a few bottles online for your home kitchen. You'll get a wide assortment of options to choose from, including some that come in organic form, which is also great if you're concerned about the environment.
Truffles have many uses, and you can't go wrong with using them in just about any recipe, from salads to pasta, sauces, or spreads. You can also make a fine black truffle spread by blending them with other seasonings and herbs to make a wonderful dressing for your salad dressing. If you're making a salad dressing for someone else, the addition of a few sprigs will add an extra touch of interest.
Black truffle salt comes in many varieties, so you should always be able to find some that fit your needs. If you're planning a party, it's a great way to add extra flavor to any appetizer or main course that will be served. Just be sure to make plenty of it yourself, since it's easy to keep track of and it doesn't take up a lot of table space when you're not eating them.
If you're looking for a quick and easy snack that you can make right on the spot, try making some truffles in your blender. You may want to save some of these little mushrooms in a little baggie as you make them so that you have an extra supply on hand if you run out. While you're at it, you can try making some truffles as a dip for bread or crackers.
As you become more experienced with making them, you can also prepare your own truffles as a dessert, which is a great way to enjoy the delicious flavor without having to spend money or time on it. You can find some really great recipes online and can also make a variation on a truffle by adding lemon, cream cheese, or mint extract to the mixture.
Truffles are great for parties and gatherings because they make a great centerpiece for your table. Add them to your salad, or as a simple treat for your guest of honor. If you're making a party for kids or an anniversary, or just want something a bit more unusual than a plain tray of ol' truffles, consider serving them in little pouches.