Salt plates are available in the range of sizes suitable for cooking and serving food. They are cut to various thicknesses and rubbed to smooth perfection for enduring highest temperature. The advantageous thermal property of the salt block makes it possible to hold temperature which it’s brought to, for a longer period of time. Since they retain the heat for longer period of time so can be used multiple times for grilling delicate food before it needs reheating again. Himalayan salt plates could be used for cooking on the stove and inside the oven. They could be frozen in a fridge and used for serving cold food and desserts. However, the best use of these Himalayan salt blocks is on grill due to the even spread of heat.
Grilling on Himalayan Salt Block:
While grilling food on them, the salt slab also releases a subtle gourmet salt flavor which never overpowers the meat and greatly compliments the seasoning. The moist food is slightly coated with saltiness while the dry food does not catch salt at all. Leading chefs and restaurateurs have already found the benefits of using Himalayan salt plates for cooking. Home cooks are rapidly switching to salt blocks for cooking and grilling. They are also being adopted as serving dishes in modern families for serving sushi, fish fillet, shrimps and other delicacies.
Using Himalayan Salt plate:
For first time users, the trick is to use salt blocks on low temperature initially especially if your salt plate is brand new. Heat them slowly until the highest temperature is reached. The longer it takes to heat a salt slab, the longer it’s going to retain the temperature. Once you pre-heat the salt slab then it becomes ready for either searing lean meat or sizzling steak. Similarly, Salt plates could be frozen in a refrigerator for hours and then served with ice-cream or sorbet on top. Apart from cooking purposes, these slabs could be used for compressing meat while barbecuing.
Using Salt Block in the Oven:
All sorts of pasta and pizza dough could be rolled on it and baked in an oven. The trick is the same you have to preheat the salt block in the oven first before lining it with dough. The Himalayan salt block could also be utilized for curing thinly sliced salmon while infusing it with its mineral rich content. Some people have certain reservations while using the salt plate for cooking; it might come out too salty. That could only happen if you’re not using the right technique. Make sure your slab is heated to the desired temperature; just throw in the meat for the hard and fast sear. Only the surface of the food gets galvanized with salt and the rest of the seasoning remains perfect to test
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