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How to Grill | Smoke | on Himalayan Pink Salt

 

 


 

The Outdoor Kitchen is so much more than a hotdog burner or Hamburger cooker. One of the coolest thing to be trending in the outdoor kitchen scene in Austin, TX is Pink Himalayan rock salt. Today at FLO Grills of Austin, We cooked on the FLO Kamado using the Black of Pink Salt as our grilling surface. We cooked salmon and asparagus. The Salt block is hypoallergenic and can last for years.  The minerals in the salt block cause moisture to be pulled out of the meat and then the meats absorbs mineral rick flavors via the block of salt. We have cook, Steak, chicken, sausages, and even hotdogs. My favorite is the salmon. Simply put the salt block on the grates and heat it up. once at temp place the food directly on top of the lightly oiled top of the salt block. The block can be hot enough to sear steak if you want. Do not pre season your food with salts before cooking. If you have ever used a pink Himalayan salt block please let us know what you think and if you have a favorite recipe.

I’ve been doing a lot of plank grilling lately and have really loved it. It’s a great way use your grill to add that wood-smoked BBQ flavor to nearly any type of food. Himalayan Pink Salt can be used in a similar vein to add great flavor to grilled foods. They come in a few different thicknesses called "salt bricks", "salt plates" and "salt blocks". Salt blocks are very versatile to cook with and can be used to serve either hot or cold foods.

Himalayan Pink salt slabs are harvested from deep within the ancient Himalayan mountain range of Pakistan. This has help keep the salt protected from pollution and impurities making what many consider the purest, cleanest salt in the world. This is what makes these gourmet salt blocks desirable for many culinary uses.

Salt blocks have a very artful presentation and are normally compared to cast iron cookware. They are easy to clean and when you cook on them they will impart a little of their natural flavor. Salt blocks can be chilled in the fridge and used to serve cold foods such as sushi, desserts, sorbet, cheese or fruits. In fact, some steakhouses have been known to line their beef aging lockers with salt blocks. On the other hand, when heated, salt plates can be used to for quick-cooking foods directly on the table or even used atop the grill like a cedar plank. Grilling, of course, is one of my favorite uses.

As you grill on your salt blocks they will begin to take on a different petina. This is normal. Just treat your blocks with care and they will last a few years. Primarily you should focus on slowly warming up your salt block so it doesn't crack. I would also suggest taking the time to cook fruits or vegetables after cooking meats (apples, onions, etc). This will act to deglaze your salt block and make cleanup a cinch.

Tips for Cooking on Salt Blocks

  • It needs to be completely dry prior to applying any heat (at least 24 hours)
  • Salt blocks have a threshold for very high temperatures, but avoid drastic changes. Gradually warm up the salt block at a low temperature and then increase it to the desired heat. This will help avoid cracking.
  • It can be used to serve and keep cold foods by chilling in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Don’t use water-based liquids or butters for cooking. The water will pull too much of the salt flavor and may overpower your food. Use olive oil or cover with herbs like rosemary to keep meats from sticking.
  • Consider reserving a salt block for a serving plate. The appearance will change over time with cooking and the surface will acquire various, interesting new colors and shades similar to how cast iron becomes seasoned with use.

How to Clean and Care for Salt Cookware

  • Scrub with a mildly abrasive brush and then wipe with a moist cloth
  • Don’t run the salt plate under water or submerge in water at all
  • Himalayan salt doesn’t need any cleansers to clean – it’s naturally antimicrobial
  • Salt blocks, if properly taken care of, will last for years. As they lend their flavor over the many, many uses they will start to wear down. When the salt gets too small for cooking/serving it can be grated over food, using in cooking or even thrown in your tub for a nice, spa-like salt bath.
- See more at: http://tipsforbbq.com/Definition/Himalayan-Salt-Blocks#sthash.PVPEcstB.dpuf

 

 

Also Known As: Himalayan Salt Bricks or Salt Plates or Gourmet Salt Blocks

Himalayan Salt Blocks -

"Himalayan Pink Salt is harvested from ancient sea salt deposits in the Himalayan mountain range, crystallized more than 200 million years ago during the Jurassic Era. Ancient sea beds were covered by volcanic lava, protecting the salt from pollution and lending to the belief that Himalayan Pink is the purest salt to be found on earth." - SaltWorks, America’s Sea Salt Company
- See more at: http://tipsforbbq.com/Definition/Himalayan-Salt-Blocks#sthash.T8efztFv.dpuf

I’ve been doing a lot of plank grilling lately and have really loved it. It’s a great way use your grill to add that wood-smoked BBQ flavor to nearly any type of food. Himalayan Pink Salt can be used in a similar vein to add great flavor to grilled foods. They come in a few different thicknesses called "salt bricks", "salt plates" and "salt blocks". Salt blocks are very versatile to cook with and can be used to serve either hot or cold foods.

Himalayan Pink salt slabs are harvested from deep within the ancient Himalayan mountain range of Pakistan. This has help keep the salt protected from pollution and impurities making what many consider the purest, cleanest salt in the world. This is what makes these gourmet salt blocks desirable for many culinary uses.

Salt blocks have a very artful presentation and are normally compared to cast iron cookware. They are easy to clean and when you cook on them they will impart a little of their natural flavor. Salt blocks can be chilled in the fridge and used to serve cold foods such as sushi, desserts, sorbet, cheese or fruits. In fact, some steakhouses have been known to line their beef aging lockers with salt blocks. On the other hand, when heated, salt plates can be used to for quick-cooking foods directly on the table or even used atop the grill like a cedar plank. Grilling, of course, is one of my favorite uses.

As you grill on your salt blocks they will begin to take on a different petina. This is normal. Just treat your blocks with care and they will last a few years. Primarily you should focus on slowly warming up your salt block so it doesn't crack. I would also suggest taking the time to cook fruits or vegetables after cooking meats (apples, onions, etc). This will act to deglaze your salt block and make cleanup a cinch.

Tips for Cooking on Salt Blocks

  • It needs to be completely dry prior to applying any heat (at least 24 hours)
  • Salt blocks have a threshold for very high temperatures, but avoid drastic changes. Gradually warm up the salt block at a low temperature and then increase it to the desired heat. This will help avoid cracking.
  • It can be used to serve and keep cold foods by chilling in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Don’t use water-based liquids or butters for cooking. The water will pull too much of the salt flavor and may overpower your food. Use olive oil or cover with herbs like rosemary to keep meats from sticking.
  • Consider reserving a salt block for a serving plate. The appearance will change over time with cooking and the surface will acquire various, interesting new colors and shades similar to how cast iron becomes seasoned with use.

How to Clean and Care for Salt Cookware

  • Scrub with a mildly abrasive brush and then wipe with a moist cloth
  • Don’t run the salt plate under water or submerge in water at all
  • Himalayan salt doesn’t need any cleansers to clean – it’s naturally antimicrobial
  • Salt blocks, if properly taken care of, will last for years. As they lend their flavor over the many, many uses they will start to wear down. When the salt gets too small for cooking/serving it can be grated over food, using in cooking or even thrown in your tub for a nice, spa-like salt bath.
  • See SaltWorks.us for more tips on Himalayan Salt Slab Care & Uses
- See more at: http://tipsforbbq.com/Definition/Himalayan-Salt-Blocks#sthash.PVPEcstB.dpuf

Used by gourmet chefs, these solid Himalayan salt blocks make unique presentation platters, plates, cooking tiles and small cutting boards.

These blocks can be heated in the oven up to 400 degrees for searing fish, thinly sliced meats, or eggs tableside. They can also be refrigerated for serving Carpaccio, sashimi, fruits, vegetables, or deserts. They evenly cook food and impart a light salt seasoning adding depth of flavor and 84 essential minerals.

Clean with slightly damp cloth or scrubby (included). Do not soak or leave in water. Natural cracks in the salt are common.

I’ve been doing a lot of plank grilling lately and have really loved it. It’s a great way use your grill to add that wood-smoked BBQ flavor to nearly any type of food. Himalayan Pink Salt can be used in a similar vein to add great flavor to grilled foods. They come in a few different thicknesses called "salt bricks", "salt plates" and "salt blocks". Salt blocks are very versatile to cook with and can be used to serve either hot or cold foods.

Himalayan Pink salt slabs are harvested from deep within the ancient Himalayan mountain range of Pakistan. This has help keep the salt protected from pollution and impurities making what many consider the purest, cleanest salt in the world. This is what makes these gourmet salt blocks desirable for many culinary uses.

Salt blocks have a very artful presentation and are normally compared to cast iron cookware. They are easy to clean and when you cook on them they will impart a little of their natural flavor. Salt blocks can be chilled in the fridge and used to serve cold foods such as sushi, desserts, sorbet, cheese or fruits. In fact, some steakhouses have been known to line their beef aging lockers with salt blocks. On the other hand, when heated, salt plates can be used to for quick-cooking foods directly on the table or even used atop the grill like a cedar plank. Grilling, of course, is one of my favorite uses.

As you grill on your salt blocks they will begin to take on a different petina. This is normal. Just treat your blocks with care and they will last a few years. Primarily you should focus on slowly warming up your salt block so it doesn't crack. I would also suggest taking the time to cook fruits or vegetables after cooking meats (apples, onions, etc). This will act to deglaze your salt block and make cleanup a cinch.

Tips for Cooking on Salt Blocks

  • It needs to be completely dry prior to applying any heat (at least 24 hours)
  • Salt blocks have a threshold for very high temperatures, but avoid drastic changes. Gradually warm up the salt block at a low temperature and then increase it to the desired heat. This will help avoid cracking.
  • It can be used to serve and keep cold foods by chilling in the fridge for about an hour.
  • Don’t use water-based liquids or butters for cooking. The water will pull too much of the salt flavor and may overpower your food. Use olive oil or cover with herbs like rosemary to keep meats from sticking.
  • Consider reserving a salt block for a serving plate. The appearance will change over time with cooking and the surface will acquire various, interesting new colors and shades similar to how cast iron becomes seasoned with use.

How to Clean and Care for Salt Cookware

  • Scrub with a mildly abrasive brush and then wipe with a moist cloth
  • Don’t run the salt plate under water or submerge in water at all
  • Himalayan salt doesn’t need any cleansers to clean – it’s naturally antimicrobial
  • Salt blocks, if properly taken care of, will last for years. As they lend their flavor over the many, many uses they will start to wear down. When the salt gets too small for cooking/serving it can be grated over food, using in cooking or even thrown in your tub for a nice, spa-like salt bath.
  • See SaltWorks.us for more tips on Himalayan Salt Slab Care & Uses
- See more at: http://tipsforbbq.com/Definition/Himalayan-Salt-Blocks#sthash.PVPEcstB.dpuf

 

 

 

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    Chris Smith
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