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Cast Iron TLC 101
- Make sure your cast iron is completely dry to avoid rust
- Soap will strip away your seasoning
- Metal spatulas, steel wools, and scratchy sponges will also strip away seasoning
Cast iron pans can apparently last forever so keep it in good condition! Now I personally don't bake my pan in the oven after each use, but the rest I try follow.
Kevin and Amanda) was so good I had to make it twice in two weeks - and I rarely repeat recipes. Keeping it simple with just coffee and paprika is golden - no need to complicate with too many flavors.
B is furious I got to make this recipe - we make silly little "long term" bets, and one such bet is saying I won't drink coffee during all 4 years of medical school (I'm trying to avoid caffeine, and delaying possible addiction for when I really need it - residency! B thinks I can't make it!). When we made the bet, I wrangled a loophole saying I was allowed to have coffee in "culinary endeavors" since I'm not using it to wake up.
B: You're totally cheating by rubbing coffee all over your food... and I can't do a thing about it! I can't believe I ever agreed to a "culinary endeavors" loophole against a chef!
With that bargaining skill, I should be a lawyer, Wall Street investor, or Congresswoman, hehe!
Coffee Rub Ribeye Steak
2 (8 oz) ribeye steaks
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons ground coffee
1 tablespoon paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
Season steaks with olive oil, coffee, and spices and marinate for a few hours or overnight in the refrigerator in a ziploc bag.
Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, and add oil. Sear steaks for 5 mins each side, depending on thickness. Enjoy!