What is Truffle Salt? Truffle is a type of rock salt that’s high in magnesium, iron and other trace minerals. The most common kind is made from semillonne, a type of seaweed that grows in France. When oil is infused into it, the resulting product is known as truffle salt. Infusing other ingredients with these mineral-rich salts was a relatively new development in the US, though.
In 2021, the first company to sell the truffle salt blend in the US did so via its website. That company was Waring. It launched its line of “black truffle salt” with several premium grades. All the salts had a higher sodium content than traditional brine salts, but the higher sodium content lowered the amount of acid in the product, which preserved its flavors.
The Internet has given rise to other retailers, like Emeril’s, who sell a range of alternative household products such as baking powder, sea salt, and lemon juice, among others. These retailers sell their products as generic names in order to lower the cost of their products. A lot of food manufacturers have begun to use these salts in their own lines. So can you.
Many people have asked me whether truffle salt or sea salt is better for seasoning fish, or for use on the grill. My answer is an unqualified yes. Sea salt has a higher concentration of minerals like sodium and magnesium, which makes it ideal for cooking. But it also contains more iron and manganese, which are necessary for obtaining that good taste in truffles. And truffle salt has been shown to work particularly well on bluefish, trout, and shellfish.
On the other hand, truffle salt works just as well on hamburgers, steaks, and eggs. You can season your baked potatoes with sea salt, and serve them with truffle salt on top. You can top your blue cheese with the same salty treat, or with a truffle mixture. You can use it to make your own blueberry pancakes, or even chocolate cakes and waffles.
On the grill, truffle salt can be used to add just the right amount of saltiness to steak, chicken, or turkey. I’ve seen it used successfully on steaks so thick they were falling off the grill, and I’ve seen it work perfectly on hamburgers, too. Salads can benefit from a little truffle salt, as well, since most salad dressings are at least somewhat flavored. Even a simple horseradish-spiced salad can be enhanced by the addition of truffle salt. This may be a good time to mention that horseradish is one of those “must haves” that everyone should have, especially when you’re talking truffle salt!
It seems as though there’s another potential benefit to truffle salt, that we haven’t even begun to speak about yet. When you prepare high-quality ingredients like truffle salt, it becomes possible to create very high-quality puff pastry. The key is to not over-season the mixture. Only a light sprinkling of the mixture is necessary, and you’ll find that this is the best way to produce a really rich pastry that won’t melt into a pool of goop.
All in all, there seem to be quite a few benefits to using Himalayan salt instead of table salt. Most of these benefits come from the fact that Himalayan salt has a higher absorption rate than does table salt. If you want to have fresh, nutritious foods at every meal, consider trying Himalayan salt instead of table salt. Your body will thank you!
Another reason to use truffle salt for your next steak recipe is because truffles contain healthy monounsaturated fats. When the fat dissipates in the oil over top of the steak, the resulting dish has a significantly higher smoke point than beef, pork, or chicken dishes. This can improve your health by lowering your heart disease risk. If you’ve ever eaten a steak flavored with truffles before, you know how delicious and smokey the dish can be.
The final potential benefit to using Himalayan sea salt on your next steak is because black truffles have a unique smoky flavor that can only be described as dessert. In order to take your desserts to the next level, simply remember to use a good grade of black truffles and de-seed them after they come off the curing stage. By doing this, you will further intensify the flavor and aroma of the cheese. Once you’ve taken your desserts to the next level, simply remember to use a good grade of gourmet sea salt and/or Himalayan black truffles to enhance your desserts’ attraction.
Whether you use sea salt, butter, or milk, you can never go wrong when you include black truffles in your cooking. By taking the time to find and use the right salt, you’ll give your meals an aromatic taste that everyone will enjoy. Plus, Himalayan sea salt and butter will give you plenty of options when it comes to seasonings. So start making healthier and more delicious scrambled eggs today.