Truffle Salt
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Truffle Salt

A specialty salt imported from Italy. This blend of ground Italian black truffle and sea salt is irresistible in the kitchen. Try over cooked egg dishes, tossed in pasta, on pâté or foie gras, or sprinkled on buttered popcorn and served with a glass of spumante! A “special occasion” condiment!.

Article by: Barbara Bowman

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Sprinkle truffle salt in your egg-based dishes—scrambled eggs, baked eggs, omelettes

Truffle salt adds a subtle richness to creamy risottos

Use truffle salt in place of regular salt on baked potatoes or French fries

Make bruschetta with extra virgin olive oil or butter, sprinkle with truffle salt

Salad Dressings
Mix with olive oil before making vinaigrette to make a “truffled salad dressing”

Baked Pasta
Stir a teaspoon into a cup of ricotta cheese and use the truffled cheese for baked pasta dishes

Accent Foie Gras
Sprinkle over foie gras or pate

Use truffle salt instead of soy sauce to add flavor to sushi or other raw fish dishes

Cream Sauce
Truffle your cream sauces with this easy condiment

Truffle Salt on Pasta
Toss pasta with Truffle & Salt and truffle oil for a dish with simple elegance

Truffled Marinades
Use in marinades to add deep truffle flavor to cooked meats

Popcorn with Truffle Salt
Open a bottle of chilled champagne and pour into glasses, pop some popcorn, add butter and truffle salt and toast to this fun idea!

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About Truffles

Gourmets have treasured "black pearls" for their aroma and taste for 3500 years. Truffles grow 3-12 inches deep around the roots of chestnut, oak, hazel, and beech trees. Truffles are just like their cousin the mushroom only growing under ground instead of above ground.

Humans use specially trained pigs or dogs to sniff out and dig up these aromatic and priceless delicacies. Though pigs are better at ferreting out the truffles, dogs are easier to control once they have retrieved the brown, black or white fungus.

Truffles are literally worth more than their weight in gold.

Links to more information about truffles.