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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I've decided to start a cast iron cooking blog

OK, anybody who knows me, knows I love to cook in cast iron. In fact, that's almost ALL I cook in.

I love it for the way it cooks, as well as its versatility. I enjoy being creative, figuring out what I can do with it.

So I decided to start a blog about cast iron cooking. I'm not promising that I will post every single day for a year, but I can certainly strive for that-- after all, I do use cast iron cookware for one thing or another, just about every day!

I'll start with what I cooked last night: Roasted a single, bone-in chicken breast (which was big enough for two people).

I put it on a small cast iron skillet, seasoned it with poultry seasoning, onion powder and garlic powder, sprayed with butter flavored Pam, and stuck it in the oven at 350.

Today I plan to make beef spare ribs, which I've never done before, but shouldn't be a problem: Marinate in worcesteshire sauce, onion powder and garlic powder; Grill on the stovetop*, on a cast iron grill pan.

*Whenever I do stovetop grilling, after several minutes I transfer the grill pan to the oven at 300 to finish cooking, to ensure that it cooks all the way through without charring.

Then slather barbecue sauce on it when done. Of course, heat up the sauce in a tiny cast iron skillet or the Lodge melting pot.

Alternatively, I could just roast the ribs in the oven on a cast iron pizza pan, at 350. But I'm going to grill them.

Here's a hint: Anything that can be cooked in a crock pot, can be slow cooked in a cast iron pot, in the oven at 250.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, GreenTurtle. This is going to be a fun blog to follow!