This is one of the coolest things I've heard of in a while (well, not quote as cool as Motivational Wolf, but close). When I mentioned that I wanted to try salt-roasting a fish (more on that later), my coworker Thais told me about the Himalaya pink salt plate her friend used to bake some delectable, flavorful fish.
So apparently you can use pink Himalayan salt like regular salt, dusted over your food, but to really take this delicacy (and I am a sucker for fancy salts) to the next level, you can buy an entire block of it, cut out of rock high in the mountains of Pakistan, that serves as an extremely versatile cooking instrument.
You can place it directly over your stovetop burner and fry an egg. Or place it over your barbecue to grill shrimp. Or stick it in the oven. Food comes away with just enough saltiness plus some extra flavor from the minerals of the salt block.
You can even freeze the block and use it to serve sushi and other cold dishes!
From the NY TImes: