[Sca-cooks] Salt Plates

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Wed Aug 19 10:58:34 PDT 2009

Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> On Aug 19, 2009, at 1:27 PM, Johnna Holloway wrote:
>> Here's something being introduced for grilling in the USA.
>> Himalayan Salt Plate
>> Freshly cut from ancient mineral deposits, hand-cut blocks of 
>> translucent pink salts can be used for cooking meats, fish and more. 
>> They conduct heat beautifully, lending foods a wonderful depth of 
>> flavor.
>> Use them on the grill, in the oven, or chill them for a beautiful way 
>> to serve sushi, appetizers and more. Himalayan salt blocks are 
>> naturally anti-microbial and easy to clean without detergent. Just 
>> scrub the surface with a brush, pat dry, then air dry to use again 
>> and again. Product of Pakistan. 8" x 12" x 1½"; 11 lbs.
>> Because Himalayan salt blocks are a natural product, each individual 
>> block will reveal its own unique color and characteristic patterns 
>> with exposure to heat over time.
> Are they dishwasher safe?
> Yeah, I know, I'm a funny guy...
> Adamantius (yeah, but are they food grade???)
I've seen pictures of restaurant use of these plates, or slabs, but 
don't ask me how they clean them to health department standards.  Yes I 
know the salt is supposed to kill all the germs, etc. but health 
departments may not be so flexible about surfaces upon which food is 
served, etc.


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