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    Hi to all.

    Nearly done my time in quarantine, heading home for my first braai in 90 days.
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    Tonights topic:

    Spur used to have a Hot Rock. Was a slab of stone (not sure what stone) that you were basically served a raw steak and a hot stone.

    You cooked the steak on the table. A messy affair, but actually a damn nice way to eat.

    Where can one get these stones? And is one of these Himalayan Pink Salt Stones the same thing??

    Do you heat it up to very high temps and then place a raw rump on it and cut slivers off??

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    Wow spur hot rock! From like 20 years ago! If I remember correctly it was actually a thick piece of cast iron that was moer hot. The salt slabs should work. Heat it in the oven.
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    It was a stone. I made hundreds of the wooden boards for Spur that the stones were put on. Good pocket money as a student.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LLTHB View Post
    Hi to all.

    Nearly done my time in quarantine, heading home for my first braai in 90 days.
    And about 100 Zamaleks.

    Tonights topic:

    Spur used to have a Hot Rock. Was a slab of stone (not sure what stone) that you were basically served a raw steak and a hot stone.

    You cooked the steak on the table. A messy affair, but actually a damn nice way to eat.

    Where can one get these stones? And is one of these Himalayan Pink Salt Stones the same thing??

    Do you heat it up to very high temps and then place a raw rump on it and cut slivers off??

    Cheers.
    I would certainly avoid using a pink salt stone, the moisture from the steak is bound to draw some of the saltiness from the stone if anything else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColeGP View Post
    I would certainly avoid using a pink salt stone, the moisture from the steak is bound to draw some of the saltiness from the stone if anything else.
    As I understand it, that is the idea, to draw the salt from the salt slab.

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    Those salt slabs are...finicky. If you don't heat them correctly, they crack or burst. I'd rather play with very thick cast iron, heated over hot coals or in a hot oven.

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    We bought a set of 6 of the stones and wooden boards. Must be still in storage somewhere. Kids loved doing it. I hated it, kept on burning myself.
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    I',m inclined to agree with Toxy, just I know how well the stones cook the steak, never tried to put a raw steak on a cast iron plate to cook it as you eat it.

    Have had many steaks served on a cast iron to keep it warm, but I am looking at a completely raw set of sliced steak strips that you cook and spice as you go along, dip in a sauce etc.

    will try a cast iron when I finally get home from this quarantine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    We bought a set of 6 of the stones and wooden boards. Must be still in storage somewhere. Kids loved doing it. I hated it, kept on burning myself.
    I will gladly take them off your hands, and would even go as far as buying a few of your home brews to compensate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Eveleigh View Post
    I will gladly take them off your hands, and would even go as far as buying a few of your home brews to compensate
    They are in the area my wife has designated as Do Not Touch On Pain of Death. The last time I tried to edit the store room contents, the fight lasted for days.
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    The only steak I would eat at Spur is the one I cooked myself... and that's the only thing I miss about Spur. Actually their breakfasts are not bad.

    Used to be able to request another 'hot rock' half way through the steak... and man on man, eating hot freshly cooked steak is just the bestest.

    Which Himalayan pink stone?
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    A lot of Braai shops and Adams sell these things so you can do a proper Pizza in an ordinary oven or on your Weber. Stone or Iron they both have their followers.

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    Spur still use the cast iron plates, well the ones we use do. We order steaks rare on the plate and slice it at the table, finishing the cooking on the plate, tastes good.

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    Nowadays they call it a skillet.

    At Spur I only order a blue steak without basting on a white plate - very specifically on a white plate.
    I ask the water to have a second skillet ready.

    The steak does not go directly on the skillet - this overcooks it. I cut a couple of bite-size pieces at a time. A skillet will stay warm enough to fry half a Lazy Aged Steak

    That said - I would rather get a nice fillet from my local butcher and have at home... (and I don't have to wait for open season! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonT View Post
    That said - I would rather get a nice aged ribeye from my local butcher and have at home... (and I don't have to wait for open season! )
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonT View Post
    Nowadays they call it a skillet.

    At Spur I only order a blue steak without basting on a white plate - very specifically on a white plate.
    I ask the water to have a second skillet ready.

    The steak does not go directly on the skillet - this overcooks it. I cut a couple of bite-size pieces at a time. A skillet will stay warm enough to fry half a Lazy Aged Steak

    That said - I would rather get a nice fillet from my local butcher and have at home... (and I don't have to wait for open season! )
    Have to say, nothing beats a good fillet when done properly!
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    dont understand the concept of going to a restaurant to cook your own food even less so going to spur to listen to every one else kids screaming there heads off and running around with painted faces (i must be getting old)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vidalbum View Post
    dont understand the concept of going to a restaurant to cook your own food even less so going to spur to listen to every one else kids screaming there heads off and running around with painted faces (i must be getting old)
    My thoughts exactly

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    Get a off cut from a granite kitchen counter top and heat it up. If you have a big piece that fit on your braai, then make charcoal fire not too hot and cook your steak on there the way you like it.Do not put gas burner under the granite, because it shatters due to the heat that is not evenly spread. Fazda

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