Himalayan Salt Block Cooking 101


What Are Himalayan Salt Blocks?



As you may have guessed by their name, Himalayan salt blocks are large slabs of Himalayan pink salt that have been explicitly carved for use in cooking. They come in different sizes and serve as a unique way to cook, cure, chill and present food.


Himalayan Salt Block Cooking 101


1. Always start with a dry block


Your block should be completely dry before using it, any moisture can cause it to expand and crack while heating.


2. Heat it slowly


Your block should be completely dry before using it, any moisture can cause it to expand and crack while heating.


3. Small Cracks Are Normal


Heating can cause your salt block to develop cracks and naturally change color over time. 

Tip: Try to cook on the same side so the cracks don´t get bigger.



4. Handle a hot salt block with care


It can reach very high temperatures and remain hot for several hours. Consider using high heat-resistant gloves to handle the block.



5. Don’t use butter or cooking oils


They aren’t necessary and will diminish the lifespan of your Himalayan salt block.



6. Don’t submerge your block in water


Water dissolves salt, so it’s best to clean your block with a damp sponge instead.