Bold and earthy! Sea salt and Black Truffle is certified by the world health organization to be the best available. It is all-natural and is never flavored artificially in any way. This is the Truffle that my mother used for her lunch every day in the house, until one day she gave it to me. To my surprise, it was just as yummy as the ones I get at the restaurant.
For centuries the ancients have used black truffles to season their food with the abundance of iodine found in the mineral. The rich taste and smooth texture are rumored to help the body and nervous system. I could understand now why my mother would give me these once a month as a treat. As it tastes so good I can't keep it down. The more I learn about this sea salt the more I love it.
Unlike other sea salts, this one is earthy and tastes almost like nuts. The truffle salt has been mined in the Alps and the rich black color comes from the iron found in the calcite which is underground. The black color is due to iron deficiency and the iron is what gives this salt its earthy flavor. There are other minerals that may be found in the black truffle such as manganese, copper, zinc, and nickel. These trace minerals give it its earthy flavor.
To make your own delicious Italian black truffle sea salt you need to gather three to four pieces of salted fish or chicken, half of a medium egg, two cups of dry Sardinian rock salt, and a quarter teaspoon of dried basil. Season the fish with pepper and herbs then slice them in half. Scramble the eggs then pour the salty one on top of the chicken and then sprinkle with the basil. Lay half of the egg on top of the chicken and cover it with the rock salt. Now you have a beautiful and scrumptious dinner that will have you begging for more!
You'll notice that this dish contains more than just a simple mixture of spices and sea salt. It has a wonderful array of flavors. To start with, let's look at what kind of flavor you get with Italian truffles. Most people think of garlic, but there are many different types of flavors such as lemon and even lemon zest. Sometimes, you'll also find a hint of nutmeg and even Rosemary. There are many possibilities when it comes to the different flavors of truffles and the key is in finding a flavor that compliments the cheese and the seafood.
The other key to making an excellent meal with Italian black truffles is to make sure that you use high-quality ingredients. This is very important. If you're using lower quality items, it will be difficult to notice any flavor at all and the flavor will quickly fade away. Always use a high quality piece of bread to create the crust, and always make sure that you are using the freshest possible ingredients.
As for the actual truffle itself, it is best if you use a sprinkling of sea salt. This allows the flavors to really shine through. In fact, the higher the amount of sea salt you use, the deeper the color of the cheese and the bolder the flavor will be. You can make these truffles with the classic style that is a blend of Swiss or French white chocolates and Swiss or French cream cheese. However, another great option is to make them with Mexican style truffles.
One final note on cooking Italian black truffles, they are not at all difficult to make. They are simply best enjoyed when made in the truest form. By baking them, grilling them, or broiling them, you allow the true flavor to come out. Once you get the flavor of the cheese to shine through, you can never stop enjoying this delicious salty treat.