The famous Himalayan salt block
Are you looking for a new way to cook and serve your favourite dishes? Behold: The Himalayan salt block! We also call this “nature’s counter top” since you can cook many different creative culinary dishes. On top of that, you’re delivering the benefits of natural, pure salt with no chemicals or additives.
There are several different ways to use this accessory. The only thing that’s required is your imagination!
The Himalayan salt block is a cooking slab made of rock salt (halite) mined from the deepest part of the ancient Himalayan mountains, in Pakistan. Teams extract the salt from giant rock and then cut it in blocks, slabs or bricks.
The salt does have less sodium than regular table salt, and some even claim that is actually comes with additional health benefits. What we definitively know is that a Himalayan salt block will allow you to create a wide variety of combinations of food, hot or cold.
In fact, it can be your seafood’s best friend or it can be used for salmon, foie gras, or even with cheeses!
How do I use the Himalayan salt block?
To use the Himalayan salt block to cook, you’ll need to warm it up. This is in order to sear meat, fish, cheeses (such as brie or camembert), seafood and other food that can be cooked fast.
(Make sure to first place the Himalayan salt block and then light up your BBQ!)
The block can also be used cold, to serve sushi, appetizers and meats and cheeses. It can also serve fresh fruits and veggies and even desserts.
When heated, you can even use it with melted cheeses like raclette.
The Himalayan salt block will last from 50 to 150 uses. However, if you’re using it for foie gras every day, you might go through the salt within 50 uses.
To ease the transport of the salt block and reduce stress while manipulating it, buying board rack can also be a good idea. You can use some racks directly on the grill as well.
To keep your salt block clean, use a scraper with a brush after each use.
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