Himalayan salt

Grilling with your Himalayan Salt Block

Grilling with your Himalayan Salt Block

Although used for thousands upon thousands of years, (See the Book of Job reference) today it seems like the use of salt has exploded in popularity more than ever. Try to find a seasoning or condiment that doesn’t advertise: “Made with all-natural sea salt.” Look and see how many pretty salt colors and flavors there are in your local spice shop or even grocery store. There are colored salts, flavored salts, smoked salts, salt cured meats, salt encrusted meats and fish, and on it goes.  It’s even a hit in our desserts and coffees with “Sea-Salt Caramel” flavored everything.


So it was no surprise to us when we discovered the wonderful world of salts has now permeated into the grilling arena.  Yes there are a thousand and one ways to season any of your grilled fare to perfection with salts. Recipes abound that call for all sorts of extravagant salted marinades and rubs.  In addition, there perhaps is no better way to prepare a juicy grilled steak than to season it with a minimalist approach of some coarse kosher salt and cracked black pepper.  However we’ve recently come to embrace the fantastic salt infusing method of grilling on top of a Pink Himalayan Salt Block.  For a salt lover, this is truly a unique way to go.

Tips for Grilling with a Pink Himalayan Salt Block

Tips for Grilling with a Pink Himalayan Salt Block

It’s been called “the purest salt found on earth.”

Pink Himalayan salt is mined from sea salt deposits from deep below the Himalayan Mountains in Pakistan. These deposits were formed while the dinosaurs were still alive, and rested far enough below ground that they were safe from pollutants and impurities.

So what does all that mean for grilling? It means that a Pink Himalayan salt block will give you a unique cooking experience.

When brought up to temperature on your stove or parrilla style grill, the salt blocks function like cast iron skillet. They can withstand incredible heat for dozens of cooks, and will give your food a naturally salty flavor. Here are a few tips for using your Pink Himalayan salt block.