Monday, September 27, 2010

Himalayan Salt Blocks

Have you seen one of these Himalayan Salt blocks before or ever cooked on one? These are so neat! It would be fun to have one for entertaining or for a twist on everyday cooking! 

They come in two different grades; cookware and tableware.

Tableware grade blocks have more imperfections and are used more for presentation than cooking.

From The Meadow website: Tableware blocks

"Perfect for presenting fruits and cheeses, preparing sashimi, dishing up guacamole, or presenting an unforgettable steak tartar! Try Ahi tuna sashimi on a Tableware Grade salt plate and watch the salt cure the edges of the fish. Refrigerate salt dishes to keep your butter cool on the picnic table, or freeze a cube for a beautiful, frozen, salty serving of ice cream."
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Cookware grade salt blocks are used for preparing all sorts of dishes and can be heated up to 700°F! Have you ever been to a restaurant and cooked thinly sliced beef on a hot rock? Same concept, except the salt block infuses the food with a wonderful flavor.
From The Meadow website: Cookware Blocks

 "Use for sautéing your favorite foods such as scallops, thinly sliced steak, or even an egg and bacon. They can be warmed repeatedly to 130°F for melting chocolate or heated to optimal cooking temperatures ranging from 400°F to 550°F, depending on the recipe..."
 Intrigued? Check out The Meadow shop for more details.
These can also be found at Sur La Table and William Sonoma.


Tara said...

You have a birthday coming up! Would you like a himalayan salt block? If so, what style?

Bake-A-Holic said...

I would love one!

Any 'cookware' grade block would be great.

I'll have to have you and Shig over to test it out!!


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