Heating, Cleaning & Storing Himalayan Salt Blocks

I don’t intend to spill an inordinate amount of ink on Himalayan salt blocks at the expense of other fine saline subjects, but there are enough inquiries from customers these days that a short series on the practical side of working with plates of Himalayan salt seems warranted.

There are dozens of ways to use Himalayan salt blocks, as plates, platters, skillets, curing bricks, freezing slabs, and more.  Cooking, however, is an important one to get under your belt as soon as possible.

Detail of burnt Himalayan salt plateAnd by the way, I personally like to use one Himalayan salt block for cooking, and keep a separate Himalayan salt block/plate for room temperature uses such as curing, serving, and otherwise presenting food.  That way, your cooking salt block benefits from the patina and structural changes inherent to cooking, much as a cast iron skillet benefits from careful use and cleaning. At the same time, the purity and simplicity of the unheated Himalayan salt block can be emphasized when used for presentation at the table.

Heating, Using, Cleaning, and Storing Tips for Himalayan Salt Blocks: see the complete article.

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3 Responses to “Heating, Cleaning & Storing Himalayan Salt Blocks”

  1. on 08 Apr 2008 at 1:33 pmGisele

    I am the food manager at a gourmet food store in Boulder, Colorado. And I am interested in knowing more about the salt blocks for retail sales. If possible, please forward me information regarding my inquiry. Thank you for your time.



  2. on 17 Feb 2013 at 6:01 pmJanice Jessop

    How and where do I storemy salt block

  3. on 05 Mar 2013 at 10:41 amMark Bitterman

    @Janice – If you live in a dry climate, you can store your block just about anywhere. They’re very pretty in window-sills. However, if you live in a wet climate like the Pacific Northwest, we recommend wrapping the block in a towel and putting it in a drawer or closet.

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