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Salt Crusted Grill Grates?

rtt121rtt121 Posts: 436
edited March 2013 in EggHead Forum
Watching one of my favorite shows, Bizarre Foods on Travel Channel and Andrew Zimmerman (sp?) seemed to be having a religious experience at a restaurant in Argentina that slathered a very heavy salt brine onto the charcoal grill until a salt crust cooked into their mangrates.

Everything was Cow cooked on it thereafter.  Seems like a great idea if your willing to do the extra work of pre-salting your grates/grids.

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,595
    Oh lawd! I foresee a "Saltgrates" thread and avatar in our near future
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 1,988
    Just cook on a salt block. There was a thread circulating on here about salt blocks about 6 months ago.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    All I hear about salt blocks is they inevitably crack. :(  I guess it's kind of a cool conversation piece if you got company watching you cook. :)
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 1,988

    All I hear about salt blocks is they inevitably crack. :(  I guess it's kind of a cool conversation piece if you got company watching you cook. :)

    You should try them in a water softener. Phenomenal!
    Mark Annville, PA
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109

    I heard mangrates are so good they don't even need salt...

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    All I hear about salt blocks is they inevitably crack. :(  I guess it's kind of a cool conversation piece if you got company watching you cook. :)
    You should try them in a water softener. Phenomenal!
    They do recharge the resin!
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 3,595

    All I hear about salt blocks is they inevitably crack. :(  I guess it's kind of a cool conversation piece if you got company watching you cook. :)

    Most of the time it is user error I think-- hot block/ cold water or lay in sink. My advice is shop around and buy some cheaper ones. Then, if they break make salt with it...

    Then again, who am I to tell you anything!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    Well, I have to admit I've never had one...just read reviews, and you know how that disgruntled minority is so vocal online... ;)  So maybe I'm not giving them a chance.  Sliced bread revolutionized the PBJ, sliced salt might just do the same for, uhhh, salt block cooking?!
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  • LitLit Posts: 2,769
    My salt block has been fine for 6 months or so. Have to bring it up to temp slow and make sure you oil it well pre cook or its a pain to clean. I have had mine up to 600 according to the ir thermometer. I go to super h mart a local Asian super market that sells every type of meat pre sliced and get sliced rib eyes and sear them 30 seconds or so each side and they get eaten up fast. Also love to slice up tri tip into quarter inch strips and sear them on the block.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,756
    an alternative method...
    ferde-licking-salt-block.jpg
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