Himalayan salt slabs are perfect to use as serving platters. The slab can be chilled in the refrigerator for serving items such as sushi or cheese, or even frozen in the freezer, providing a new way to present cold desserts, even sorbet! Moist foods will pick up more salty flavor, while their denser and drier counterparts will be presented beautifully and imaginatively.
Himalayan salt block cleaning & care
To clean your Himalayan salt block, wipe with a clean, damp cloth or paper towel and remove any remaining food bits. Avoid running your natural salt block under water or submerging in water, as any remaining moisture in the salt slab can cause breakage upon heating. Be sure to let your salt slab dry for at least 24 hours after exposure to any moisture. There is no need to use soap or detergent on your Himalayan salt slab, as it is naturally anti-fungal and anti-microbial. You may wish to freshen your salt block with a bit of lemon juice from time to time. Note that the appearance of your Himalayan salt slab will change over time. The more varieties of foods you cook and serve on your salt plate, the more likely the surface will acquire various, interesting new colors and shades. This merely adds to the irregular beauty of the Himalayan salt slab. Your salt block may also develop small fissures and cracks over time; this is typical with regular use. When the salt block finally gets too small for cooking or serving on, it will be a perfect size to grate over your food, break up for making soup, or even to throw into your tub for a detoxifying salt bath.