Black Truffle Sea Salt and Popcorn
It seems everyone is talking about black truffles these days. With great demand comes great supply. Because of this, there are more varieties and brands of black truffles available today than ever before. One brand that is becoming quite popular is Truffles Crumble. The name says a bit about what these particular product offers are crumbled confections of chocolate truffles.
While it is true that many of the world's finest chocolates are made using fine sea salt, not all of them have the intensity of flavor as the black truffle sea salt does. This salt offers a rich, intense flavor that is hard to reproduce with any other type of salt. It is also very rich, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. Because of its richness, it is usually only used in very rich desserts or chocolate spreads.
You can create your own black truffle salt by taking 2 tablespoons of fine sea salt and adding four tablespoons of olive oil. Mix these two ingredients together and let them sit for about thirty minutes. During that time the oil will absorb some of the moisture and begin to solidify. Once it has reached that point, break out a chunk of cheese, about the size of a golf ball, and place it on top of the olive oil-coated salt.
Then, take another tablespoon of fine sea salt and combine it with four ounces of olive oil. Add this mixture to the black truffle sea salt and mix thoroughly. The end result should be a creamy texture with lots of natural colors. You might want to experiment with different amounts of olive oil and sea salt, to see which combination produces the most earthy flavor. You may even decide to add a little smoked salmon to the mix to round out the earthiness.
Most people believe that you cannot use ordinary table salt to create a great truffle. While table salt does have a high smoke point and absorbs a lot of moisture, it is still very expensive. Unfortunately, most cooks will not think to look for a cheaper alternative to buying a premium brand. However, you can use a less expensive brand of salt and make a similar yet less expensive black truffle. This cheaper alternative is called black truffle sea salt and is very popular.
Some people believe that this type of salt is healthier than regular table salt because it contains higher levels of sodium. While this is true, the potential benefits are not entirely dependent on sodium content. In fact, the potential benefits of this kind of salt are dependent on the amount of magnesium and calcium in the mix. These two minerals are found in many low-cost table salts but only in higher-quality black truffles. These higher quality salts contain significantly more magnesium and calcium than regular table salts, which means that they are better for you.
Since the potential health benefits are dependent on the amount of magnesium and calcium in the salt, consider using black truffle salt flakes instead. Look for salt flakes that are slightly larger in size so that you get more of the mineral value. When you add these larger salt flakes to your dish, you will notice that the flavor profile is immediately raised. The large size also allows you to enjoy the flavor profile of this salty treat without increasing the amount of salt you are putting into your dish. The key is to mix these large flakes with smaller salt flakes until you have a uniform mixture that has a similar flavor to regular table salt. Once you have this right, you can then use a blender or a food processor to turn the mixture into a powder.
Another way to enjoy the health benefits of this kind of salt is in the form of black truffle salt and popcorn. In order to prepare this combination, you will need a handful of organic popcorn that has softened after being stored in the refrigerator for several hours. You will also need about three tablespoons of olive oil, plus two cups of organic salt. Combine all of these ingredients in a large bowl, and then set aside while keeping the oil at room temperature. Next, slowly mix the popcorn and olive oil together until the mixture forms a paste that will stick to the food.