Cooking on a Salt Block
The Charcoal Companion Himalayan Salt Plate is perfect for grilling, cooking, or serving a variety of foods. Using a salt plate results in a milder flavor than using ground salt, and Himalayan salt is rich in trace minerals, which infuse a depth of flavor to your foods when cooked, grilled, chilled, or simply presented on the plate. Perfect for searing steaks, grilling seafood or fresh vegetables, or serving a freshly-prepared salad.
Salt Plates Used in Kitchen
- 100% Himalayan salt imparts naturally rich, lightly salty flavor
- Preheat slowly to use as a cooking surface – over grill or on a gas range
- Sears meats beautifully
- Chill to serve cold food with a unique presentation
- Salt plate measure 8″ x 12″
Heating a Salt Block
Put the your salt block on the stove top. Set heat to low, give the block at least 15 minutes to heat up. You may notice moisture accumulating at the edges. As the salt block heats, this will evaporate off. The slower you do this, the better. Allow more time for larger plates, especially 9x9x2 inches and larger. Increase the heat slowly – low-medium for 15 minutes, and then medium-high for 15 minutes. If extremely hot sauté temperatures are desired, increase flame to full high for another 5 to 10 minutes.
If heating on the stovetop, select a circular ring of metal, such as a tart pan with a pop out bottom, pastry ring, or wok ring, and place it on the burner. Place the salt block on top of the ring. Place a circular ring of metal such as a tart pan with a pop-out bottom to create a small air gap between the heating element and the block. Once set up, heat similarly to a gas range.