Friday, January 16, 2009

This Himalayan Salt Rock Is Pretty Damn Cool

So I was on vacation this week and my friends and I went to Gatlinburg and rented a cabin. The cabin itself was also pretty damn cool, and it had an amazing kitchen which made for great tapas-style dinners. You can go here to see the cabin we stayed in -Mountain View Lodge. What appears to have been the highlight from the trip was the Christmas gift I received from my sister, a Himalayan salt rock. We were all blown away how delectable different foods were when seared on the 500 degree rock. The prep for it is easy as ever; throw the rock in the oven at 500 degrees for around 20 minutes, and then put it on the stove while you sear whatever foods you decide to cook.

We tried some flank steak, salmon, mahi-mahi, shrimp, and also seared a full ribeye steak on the rock for flavoring before putting it in the oven. Everything was delicious, and the salt flavor from he rock takes care of the seasoning so you don't need to do much to the food before cooking it. We did use a little roasted garlic rub for the salmon, which turned out great.

So thanks again to my sis for a neat present, and try this thing out when you get a chance, you won't be disappointed.

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