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Himmalayan Pink Sea Salt

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Post Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:35 am
Griffin well done
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I was given a bottle of this, but I have no idea of what to use it for. I looked it up and apparently it has 84 minerals and trace elements that our body needs while processed table salt only has 4! I'm guessing it ain't cheap and I'm thinking that you probably wouldn't dump it in recipes, but use it instead as a finishing salt, but I could be wrong. Anybody have any experience with this or know what to do with it?

Post Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:57 am
QJuju well done
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Location: Louisville, Kentucky

I have it in 2 forms. One is a very coarse rock salt which could be put in a grinder for finishing salt. I don't like it as well as Fleur de Sel, Sel Gris, or Hawaiian Pink salt as a finishing salt. Personal preference. I do throw handfuls of it into pasta water, soups, and stocks. The large pebbles have plenty of moisture and time to dissolve and it was the first time I ever got my pasta water to taste good. I get a small box at Whole Foods and it really isn't that expensive... maybe twice as much as Kosher. Just a guess

I also have a large block that I am looking forward to using on the egg. It is about 8 X 12 X 1.5. That should make some really tasty beef or shrimp... something that cooks quick.

I hope that helps...

ps. you might like the post I made on my website that is about salt.
http://www.quelfood.com/quel-news
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Post Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:54 pm
sacmer well done
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Location: Sacramento, CA
I also have a block and chunks. I put the chunks in a salt grinder and use it for finishing salt, as you suggested, to not hide the unique flavor.

See one of my previous posts of cooking on the block:

http://www.barbecuebible.com/board/view ... salt+block

Post Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:03 am
SO.IL Q KING medium-rare
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Location: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS
Some more info on Himalayn salt, tho this has more to due with aging. But interesting.
Hal

Post Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:05 am
SO.IL Q KING medium-rare
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Post Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:11 am
Griffin well done
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Location: Dallas, Texas

Interesting video. Thanks for sharing that.

Post Wed Dec 21, 2011 5:00 pm
JPET medium-rare
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Location: LOS ANGELES
I use it as a finishing salt or during some bbqing -it's very good.

AND, of course, never waste it as a brine, unless your rich!


Post Thu Dec 22, 2011 3:14 am
JPET medium-rare
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And, COSTCO usually has it as one in a three pack of different salts. Very good pricing-and the real thing.

Post Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:38 pm
JPET medium-rare
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Location: LOS ANGELES
I recently bought from saltworks.us :

Peruvian Pink, Cyprus Flake,Grey Sea Salt-Tamise, and Mediterranean Sea Salt.
All in 5 pound bags, very good prices. Cyprus was in a 3 pound bag. See the bulk gourmet section.
The Cyprus is a pyramid shaped salt crystal that slowly dissipates. It does cost more.

They all have slightly different tastes.
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Post Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:01 pm
Old Smoker well done
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I haven't tried Himalayan salt but I do have some Black salt which is a little pink in color and talk about strange, because it's a volcanic salt it tends to have the aroma of a hard boiled egg. Don't exactly know what I'll do with it but for $0.99 for 5 oz I had to get it.
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Post Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:56 pm
ScreamingChicken BBQ Deputy
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Weird...does it have any unusual flavor notes as well?

Post Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:09 pm
Old Smoker well done
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SC, it's different that's about all I can say, but it does add a nice flavor to chicken salad then again the chicken was smoked. Let me get back to you on this.
22.5 WSM - Chargriller - Traeger Texas
I cook to eat not to compete

Post Thu Jun 05, 2014 6:38 pm
JPET medium-rare
medium-rare

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Location: LOS ANGELES
Most "black salt" has charcoal as an ingredient.


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