rock salt


Rock salt has a grayish cast because it's not as refined as other salts, which means it retains more minerals and harmless impurities. It comes in chunky crystals and is used predominantly as a bed on which to serve baked oysters and clams and to combine with ice to make ice cream in crank-style ice cream makers.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Parties at Stonehenge Rocked

Looking for a totally rad party-theme idea? One word: Stonehenge!

Rock and Bowl With Anne Burrell

Anne Burrell bowled with the best of them last night at her Rock & Bowl cookbook release party at Lucky Strike in New York City during the New York Wine and Food Festival 2011.

Know When to Salt

Timing is everything when you are salting vegetables: Learn how with Food Network Magazine.

Be Smart About Salt

We've all heard that too much sodium can be harmful to our health, but what does that actually mean?

Rock and Roll: Where to Eat in Cleveland

Cleveland's restaurant scene has never been hotter: These days, you can’t toss a bagel without hitting a big city bistro, burger spot, or small-batch ice cream shop.

Get The Facts: Iodized Salt

With all the salt talk going on, we sometimes forget that the type of salt we use matters. In 1924 the government fortified salt with the mineral iodine for our health and well-being. Today iodized salt is being examined by the Japanese to possibly help protect against thyroid cancer as a result of recent radiation exposure. Here’s what you need to know about iodized salt.

Katie's Healthy Bites: Salt Varieties

Salt doesn’t need to be an enemy. When you cook at home, a dash from your own shaker can really boost a dish, and if you’re mindful, you don’t have to go entirely without. Learn more about sea salt, kosher salt, iodized salt and regular table salt.

Salt Cod — Off the Beaten Aisle

Salt cod is what it sounds like: cod fillets that have been preserved with salt. A lot of salt, in fact. So much so, the salt must be flushed from the fish before eating.