12 Aug2015

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This chunky heavy slab of pink himalayan salt was a present from some good friends who happen to be guests at our dinner table rather often. The slab sat around for nearly a year before I had the nerve to try cooking on it. For those of you wondering about “himalayan” and “salt” and the seemingly bizarre connection… it seems that the salt is actually mined in Pakistan, several hundred miles from the Himalayas, but essentially the salt is hundreds of millions of years old, derived from marine fossils, according to this site.

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This single block of salt is impressive to say the least. The instructions say to heat it up in an oven, or even over an open flame. Then to cook fish or meat directly on the salt’s surface. Our first foray into salt block cooking, up next…

 

COMMENTS:

  1. joyyy says:

    oh em geeee! thank you. i am now one salt less ignorant.

    Aug 12, 2015 | 1:52 pm

     
  2. Tina says:

    Wow! How big is this slab, MM?

    Aug 12, 2015 | 2:26 pm

     
  3. Marketman says:

    Tina, maybe 12-15 inches by 15-18 inches or so…

    Aug 12, 2015 | 2:37 pm

     
  4. Monty says:

    MM you should try contacting Salinas Corp. at 371-4304. They sell all kinds of gourmet salts as well as a local version of kosher(non-iodized salt) which is very similar to Morton’s. They also have local versions of fleur de sel and other flavored salts, though most of these are iodized I think. Very innovative local company.

    Aug 12, 2015 | 2:46 pm

     
  5. Kasseopeia says:

    That is a LOT of salt!

    Aug 12, 2015 | 5:06 pm

     
  6. Footloose says:

    To my ears, Himalayan pink salt is a much more enticing marketing ploy than Pakistani salt. Can be mistaken for a piece of Romblon pink marble.

    Aug 12, 2015 | 5:07 pm

     
  7. marilen says:

    That is the mother lode of the bottled himalayan salt that I get from TJ Maxx !!!

    Aug 13, 2015 | 10:43 am

     
  8. Lee says:

    My Negrense eyes are wired to read this as Himamaylan Pink Salt in reference to my mother’s hometown in the south of our island.

    Aug 13, 2015 | 4:46 pm

     
  9. marcus says:

    Can anyone tell me where I can purchase pink salt in Agusan Del Norte Mindanao?

    Dec 15, 2015 | 10:19 am

     
  10. mehranbiz.com says:

    Himalayan Crystal Salt is the most beneficial, cleanest salt available on the planet. It was formed about 230 million years ago where the energy of sun has dried up the original, primal sea. This crystal salt is absolutely pristine and natural, identical in composition to the ancient primal ocean. It contains the entire element found in our bodies. This special salt is only waiting for the moment to have its inherent stored energy and its bio-photon content set free, by adding water to it. Such crystalline brine is a pure ocean of energy. Himalayan Crystal Salt is mined by hand from deep within the foothills of Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan the tallest mountain range in the world. Himalayan Rock salt is a natural resource which can be rightly termed as nature’s finest supply”. Originating from the foothills of Himalaya Mountains in Pakistan. Rock Salt in all qualities are exported by Mehran Corporation

    Mar 23, 2016 | 8:59 pm

     
  11. Mimi says:

    Where can I buy one of these? I would like to get my mom one of these for Christmas :) and around how much is the price range? Thanks! :)

    Dec 5, 2016 | 11:45 pm

     
 

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