Provide your Dad the Salt of the Earth and one of the most unique experiences in food preparation! Delicate yet amazing pink slabs of salt are mined in the Himalayas where they hand-craft each of these slabs down to individual cooking plates. Cooking food on salt plates is healthier than cooking with ground salt, leaving a rich intrinsic flavor you can’t get anywhere else.
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If you already have a salt plate or you’re thinking about buying one, you may be wondering exactly how it is you’re supposed to use it. Believe it or not, this beautiful piece of pink salt is nature’s cookware. It’s also a piece of history, about a hundred million years in the making. The plate is actually mined from an enormous slab of pink salt from the Himalayas. It’s then handcrafted down into the smaller plates so that you can cook on it. So what’s the benefit of cooking on a salt plate? Salt is an imperative, a part of the cooking process, and with the salt plate you’re actually using a lot less salt than you would be if you’re sprinkling a bunch of ground salt over your food.
Now the salt plate has a naturally low moisture content, which means that it can heat or chill to extreme temperatures. This means that you can use your salt plate on the grill, on the stove-top, or even put it into the freezer or the refrigerator for some awesome chilled presentations: sushi, ice cream even. No matter how you’re using your salt plate for cooking, the grill or the stove-top, it’s imperative that you bring it up to temperature slowly. I’m talking 30 to 60 minutes to bring it up to an ideal cooking temperature of 300 to 400 degrees.
Now this salt plate is a pretty substantial piece of salt, and you can count on it lasting a good long time, but a great way to make sure it lasts even longer is to use a salt plate holder. It has two handles which help prevent getting any pressure on any one point of the salt plate. Furthermore as you use your salt plate, it will start to wear down a little bit and it might actually break into some pieces. That doesn’t mean you can’t use it for cooking anymore. You can then use your holder as a frame to hold the pieces together and you can cook as you always have with it.