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Old 06-21-2015, 09:00 AM   #11
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I'm thinking a hammer and a chisel. If you do decide to put them in a bag on your driveway, and whack them with a sledge hammer, I would suggest placing some plywood down to avoid damaging the cement of your driveway.

To make salt for culinary use, I believe large, steel pulverisers are used. You would quickly destroy the blades of your blender, or food processor tyring to turn blocks of salt into edible chunks.

Now if you had a large slap of the stuff. It's great for heating up either on the grill, or in the oven, and cooking on. It seasons the food that's cooking on it, especially steaks, of any kind of meat, including fowl and fish, that you can think of.

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Old 06-21-2015, 11:10 AM   #12
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A friend of mine gave me a bunch of those once. It came with a small grater but it was still hard to get a usable amount. I kept it in a pretty bowl for a while, but I don't know where it is now lol
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:12 AM   #13
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A friend of mine gave me a bunch of those once. It came with a small grater but it was still hard to get a usable amount. I kept it in a pretty bowl for a while, but I don't know where it is now lol

You can rest easy. Whenever you find it, it will still be good. However, it is NOT dishwasher safe.
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Old 06-21-2015, 11:27 AM   #14
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You can rest easy. Whenever you find it, it will still be good. However, it is NOT dishwasher safe.
Hee hee! Thanks for the tips.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:07 PM   #15
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Thanks for the ideas, guys!
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I use HimalaSalt (Primordial Himalayan Sea Salt) most likely from the same company as your chunk, only mine is already ground and in a shaker. Even if it is expensive, I like it! It does taste different. The chunks are meant to be used to heat in the oven and food placed on top or beneath during the cooking process to pre-salt the food... often some cut of meat or fish. Rubbing is another way to transfer the saltiness.
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I was going to suggest a chisel and hammer but Chief beat me to it, also using it to cook with. I've always wanted to try cooking with a slab but didn't want to make the investment in something I might not like or find to be too much trouble to do again. Since it was a gift, I'd give cooking with it a whirl for sure.
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I think I'll try both the wood rasp and the hammer and chisel ideas. The amount is too small to break out the sledge hammer and pillow case.

Looking forward to tasting it!
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I think I'll try both the wood rasp and the hammer and chisel ideas. The amount is too small to break out the sledge hammer and pillow case.

Looking forward to tasting it!
I think the rasp would give you more control and more useable results.
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I think the rasp would give you more control and more useable results.

I think so too. Apparently this salt and my salt grinder are not destined to meet.
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