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Salt Slab?

frankiii Oct 21, 2006 11:57 PM

I am sure we have all seen it on FoodTV or some such place, slabs of rock salt used for presentation of dishes. Any idea where to get this stuff? Can you reuse it? Can you wash it? Anyone have any good links? Or experience with it? What is the proper name anyway?

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  1. UnConundrum RE: frankiii Oct 22, 2006 12:01 AM

    Never used them, but you can get salt plates here: https://maxvps016.maximumasp.com/V016...

    1. frankiii RE: frankiii Oct 23, 2006 09:12 PM

      Does anyone have any advice on their care or use or results with them? I think they have a very interesting look but would like to hear from people who have used them before I pull the trigger.

      Thanks for the link by the way

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        Kathfootball RE: frankiii Nov 14, 2007 08:18 AM

        I know this is an old link, but I am interested in purchasing some salt slabs for cooking and found a link that tells all about care, how to use them etc. Its called www.poshsalt.com. I saw their stuff in Healdsburg at a gourmet shop, beautiful pieces. Check it out

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        rdscarbrough RE: frankiii Apr 3, 2007 10:50 AM

        I just bought a large salt slab. The only thing I knew was to heat it to 500 F. I cooked sea scallops, shrimp, salmon fillet, beef tips, and a lamb chop. Obviously, the seafood worked well. The beef tips had a delicate salt finish to them. I was unimpressed with the lamb chop. As soon as it cools off I wiped it clean. It's not an efficient way to cook, but it does add drama to a presentation. Like everyone else I'd like to learn more about cooking on a salt slab.

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          KatieMay RE: frankiii Jan 21, 2008 05:36 AM

          The cheapest I've seen is at Who's Closet http://www.whoscloset.com/Himalayan-P...
          and here is a page about how to use and care for them, as well as recipes.
          http://www.saltnews.com/cooking-with-...

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            ann Spivack RE: frankiii Dec 1, 2009 10:07 AM

            Try NapaStyle. www.napastyle.com

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