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Ribeye Steak Cooked on a Salt Block

Using a salt block to cook your steak adds a delicious savory flavor to your meat.
Prep Time35 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time41 mins
Course: main, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Barbecue, bbq, dinner, grill
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 689kcal
Author: Charlie
Cost: 19

Equipment

  • salt block

Ingredients

  • 4 pieces steak
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper

Instructions

  • First of all, you’ll want to start by making sure that your block of salt is completely dry. The reason behind this is that any hint of moisture can actually make the pink salt slab expand and even crack once it’s been heated. (Which you’ll want to avoid at all costs!) T
    To dry the block you may want to use a dry towel. And if you don’t have one on hand, a paper towel will also work just fine.
  • Then make you want to prep your steak by tenderizing it. You can use citrus, a mallet or salt.
  • The next step is to heat the slab of salt. There are several ways that you can go about accomplishing this step. However, our favorite method includes preheating it first on the stovetop. (But you can also use gas grills to preheat your Himalayan salt slabs.)
    Just set the block on the flame for approximately 15 minutes on medium heat. You don’t want to immediately expose the salt to high heat right away because sudden exposure to high temperatures can also cause it to crack.
  • Once the block of salt has been preheated properly, remove it off the heat and then place it into the oven at 200 ℉. After that, you can slowly increase the heat every 10-15 minutes as needed. Once it’s heated up sufficiently, it’s completely ready to sear your steak.
    Never underestimate how hot your salt block can get. It’s also excellent at retaining heat for a relatively long amount of time, so always use thick oven mitts when removing it from the oven. Alternatively, you can always also continue to use your stovetop to heat the block after preheating it. That way, you can just turn off the heat and let the salt block sit on the stove while you’re using it to cook your steak.
  • Next, just place your marinated steak onto the slab of salt, and cook it to your liking. Make sure that you make use of a proper meat thermometer to ensure that the beef is cooked to the food safe temperature of 145 ℉ before you take it off of the slab.
    After letting your meat rest for at least five minutes, your steak should be ready for plating and serving! Bon appétit!