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Blog Categories: Cooking

Himalayan Pink Salt Slabs

Posted 08/31/2016

Ready to add some drama and beauty to your tableside food presentation and enhance the flavor of your dishes? Try using Himalayan Pink Salt Slabs which are harvested from the ancient sea salt deposits in the Salt Range of Pakistan. Crystallized for more than 500 million years and covered by volcanic lava which protected the salt from pollution and fully explaining why Himalayan Pink Salt is the purest. Both flavorful and beautiful, these Himalayan Salt Slabs are an exciting new way to cook and serve with salt!

These slabs are both dense and efficiently conduct heat which is why the slab retains the heat so well and seasons food evenly. Heat your slab, plate or brick to high temperatures and sear thinly sliced meats, vegetables, fish, seafood, eggs and other quick-cooking foods. You can also chill it for use in serving sushi, appetizers, cheese, fresh fruit, cold meats and desserts. Think of the endless possibilities!

Here are 20 benefits of Pink Himalayan Sea Salt (source:fitlife.tv)

1.       Contains 80+ minerals and elements
2.       Helps control water levels in the body
3.       Helps balance electrolytes
4.       Promotes stable PH levels
5.       Boosts brain health
6.       Helps regulate blood sugar
7.       Anti-aging
8.       Boosts energy
9.       Promotes increased absorption of nutrients
10.   Aids vascular health
11.   Supports respiratory function
12.   Reduces risk of sinus problems
13.   Reduces cramping
14.   Promotes healthy bones
15.   Promotes healthy sleep
16.   Supports libido
17.   Boosts circulation
18.   Promotes kidney and gall bladder health
19.   Increase hydration
20.   Aids metabolism

 
SaltWorks, one of the largest distributors of salt blocks, suggests way for heating, cleaning and care as well as chilling.

 

 

 

HEATING:

Did you know that salt slabs can be used in the oven, on the grill or on a range making them convenient for nearly anyone

  • It’s recommended to heat the slab in three, 10-15 minute stages: room temperature to low (0-200), low to medium (200-350) and medium to high (350-550). TDrizzle cooking oil on slab or over food
  • Sear steak, scallops, shrimp, fish, etc until it reaches preferred internal temperature
  • The salt slab will remain hot for a minimum of 30 minutes once it’s been removed from its heat source, so be careful not to burn yourself!

 

CLEANING & CARE:

When you’re adding marinades to whatever you’re cooking on the salt, it can create quite the mess to clean up, which is why it’s so important to scrape excess food off the slab immediately following use. Allowing it to cool will make it easier to scrub clean. Once cleaned, wipe it off with a damp cloth. Allow the slab to dry for a minimum of 24 hours before using it again. Keep in mind that salt is a natural anti-microbial so cleaning them with cleaning products or soaps may cause damage. You can store your salt slab in a dry place.

CHILLING:

For those who intend to use the Himalayan Salt Slab for making or preparing dishes at room temperature, cooling or frozen make sure to place the slab in a refrigerator for at least an hour to lower the internal temperature slowly. If you’re preparing foods that require colder temperatures, you can place the slab into the freezer for two additional hours.

Try chilling or freezing for:

  1. cheese
  2. sorbet/ice cream
  3. sushi
  4. steak/tuna tartar
  5. chilled appetizers
  6. desserts

Note:Since Himalayan Pink Salt Slabs are natural and are a product from the salt range in Pakistan, it’s important to remember that not every slab has the same unique color and inclusions which leads to different temperature and pressure thresholds.

 For recipes using your salt slab, visit: https://www.seasalt.com/recipes/main-dishes.html

Picture Source: www.SeaSalt.com


 

 

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