If you're looking for the perfect meal to make, whether it be a family dinner or entertaining guests, then look no further. Whether you're looking for a simple weekend brunch or an effortless weeknight dinner, these cast-iron skillet recipes will tantalize your taste buds and satisfy even the most discerning palate. Achieve an ideal sear on your steak and a delightful crunch on your vegetables with this cast iron skillet. As you use it more, the flavour of your food will only improve. For all your deep frying, searing, sautéing, baking, broiling, and braising needs; the Meyer Cast Iron Pre-Seasoned Skillet 24cm is a must have. With its unique versatility and ease of use it’s no surprise that this skillet has become one of the most popular choices among chefs around the world.
What can we do to get the best out of the skillet?
Pre-seasoning is the way to go.
Before you start cooking with pre-seasoned cookware, give it some extra love. All that's required is a quick rinse and dry before applying several layers of seasoning to build up its individual flavour profile. If you want a delectable flavour, do this in no time! Unbox your pan and rinse it off. Heat it on the stovetop then add oil delicately to make sure there’s no area with too much grease. Allow it to cool down completely before repeating these steps once more.
Be a little careful while washing Seasoning Cast Iron
Don't be afraid of dish soap! Utilizing mild detergents cakes or liquid, are perfectly fine for your Cast Iron cookware. Just remember to never put them in the dishwasher and don't use bleach or harsh scouring pads unnecessarily unless there is rust or flaking to remove.
Less is more than sufficient on a Cast Iron Skillet
To keep your Meyer Cast Iron Skillet in optimum condition, I recommend seasoning it as part of the kitchen clean-up. You can usually tell if it needs more oil or not just by looking at it - however, you should use no more than a teaspoonful of neutral oil such as any vegetable oil for best results.
Black flakes are an indication that skillet needs scrubbing.
Cast iron may not be inherently non-stick, but if you heat oil on its metal surface to very high temperatures, a barrier will form that is impervious to both water and sticking. However, using too much fat can cause this layer to peel off. When you're cooking and flakes of black stuff appear, it's not metal. That layer of polymerized fat is just overcooked oil that has become sticky- an indicator that it shouldn't be overused.
Little effort and scrub will take care of Gunk/black food residue.
If your skillet is laden with gunk, just turn up the heat and add some water. Allow the liquid to evaporate while cooking off any unwanted residue. Your pan will be as good as new in no time at all. Scrape the grime off your pan with a metal spatula. You can also opt to scrub it out with either kosher salt or sea salt, then rinse away any residue with water - no need for harsh chemicals!
Stack it dry for more convenient usage.
Once your cast iron pan is fully dry, stack it with paper towels as a precautionary measure; other pans may still be damp and that can lead to unnecessary oiling. Furthermore, this technique will help absorb any excess oil if you've applied too much. To ensure your pan is optimally seasoned, let it come to a comfortable room temperature and allow the oil to be absorbed before storing.
What are some of the dishes cooked best in Cast Iron Skillet?
Cast iron skillets are a classic kitchen essential, often passed down through generations due to their indestructibility and improvement with age. During this pandemic, the home kitchen has become more than just sustenance for the family; it's been an oasis of comfort and joy too. As evidenced by reports, people are purchasing kitchen appliances as a means of convenience and to save time. Further exploration into traditional Indian cooking has led to an expected surge in the demand for cast iron cookware. To celebrate this growing popularity, here are some dishes that will be tastier when cooked with cast iron.
Cast iron pizza.
To make a delicious pan pizza, nothing beats an iron skillet. By allowing the bread dough to rest twice after incorporating yeast, you can create a delectable thick crust. Then simply press out this proofed dough onto your skillet and it's ready for baking. Create a masterpiece by topping your pizza with all the cheese, sauce, and vegetables of your choosing. Then add some dried oregano and mozzarella for extra flavour before placing it on a stovetop burner set to high heat for two minutes. Place the dish in the oven and bake until the cheese is golden brown, roughly 20 minutes.
Scrambled Eggs with veggies- a refreshing and healthy dish.
Slice your vegetables to the desired size and thickness. In a bowl, whisk two eggs and stir in shredded cheese, fresh herbs, ground pepper, and salt. Heat some olive oil over medium heat in a skillet for three-four minutes until it starts to brown before adding the sliced veggies into the pan. Sear the vegetables until they become slightly charred around the edges, then remove from heat. Pour in your eggs and let it cook for 30 seconds before adding them back to the skillet with the egg mixture. Gently stir everything together until fully combined and serve piping hot.
Skillet Prawns tacos is super delicious snack.
Begin by combining cabbage and lime juice in one bowl. In an alternate dish, mix together prawns with freshly grated lime zest and coriander for extra flavour. After that, heat oil on medium-high temperature in a skillet until hot before adding the seasoned prawns to cook until they appear opaque throughout. Delight in the combination of prawns and a savoury cabbage concoction enveloped in flour tortillas. Top it off with dollops of creamy sour cream, tantalizing hot pepper sauce, and refreshing lime wedges.
Classic Mac and Cheese lifts your mood up.
Who doesn't love a delicious and creamy Mac & Cheese? Not only adults, but kids enjoy it too! All you need for this simple recipe is two cups of uncooked pasta, butter, flour to thicken the sauce, some cheese (your favourite!), cream and vegetables as toppings. You won't be disappointed when you bite into this comforting dish. Boil the pasta until al dente, then strain and set aside. In a cast-iron skillet on medium heat, melt butter before stirring in two tablespoons of flour for a smooth texture. To make the sauce base, gradually pour in cream while whisking continuously. Bring the mixture to a boil and constantly stir until thickened. Add cheese afterwards, then mix in pasta and cook it until heated thoroughly.