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  1. Dec 15, 2019 #7381

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    Today I’d really like to use a cast iron pan the wife game me, however the only time I used it I’m not sure but too much smoke in the kitchen as I don’t have an extractor to push all the air outside.

    Any tricks for dealing with the smoke? Maybe no oil in the pan is a no?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2019 #7382

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    Your kinda hosed if you don't have a good ventahood. CI needs a hot pan and lots of oil or butter IMHO. Perhaps you can open the house up and turn a fan on!
     
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    Get a big pile of coals in that Performer and set the skillet on the grate above.
     
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    My son tells me I do the grill and he will try his steak on the cast iron (his first steak ever).
     
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    Yeah might be the option
     
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    All set and done, on the CI skillet on a hot grill.

    BTW - best way to store away the skillet, a layer of oil?

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    Thanks Jim.
     
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    When I first read that, I thought you were talking about steaks! I couldn't imagine why you would be doing that to a steak!!!:slp
     
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    Mushroom hot and sour soup. So much better than takeout.

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    So how did they turn out?

     
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    My son says the best steak he ever had....lol

    The basting with butter and herbs gives the steak a different level of flavor....yummy

    My son seasoned 1 piece of steak which he claimed was his and only added kosher salt, nothing else, he said it is much better without all the other seasoning I always add. I use salt, pepper and a bit of garlic powder.
    I know some pieces of meat are better with just salt, like picanha (Brazilian term)
     
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    They look like they turned out "yummy" LOL :b

     
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    It is Tuesday.......

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    Santa came early! When they put them on sale you stock up. Should get 2-3 cooks out of this.

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    Oldest Son flys in Saturday night for a two week stay (been that way the last three years, we are very fortunate), so I've been collecting food for the occasion. Someone at work asked me if I like cooking, my answer was "Duh". He's also requested some "comfort food" of thick pork chops and smashed taters, meatloaf and a few other items. The NY strip roast is big enough to get six 1 inch steaks out of, so that may end up being Christmas dinner and was only $4.99/lb. Either steaks or the ham butt. The pork roast may be for New Years day dinner if it lasts that long, with sauerkraut on the side (kids don't dig it like my wife and I do). There are also eight pounds of ground venison plus about 10 small steaks in the freezer, lots of options with those. I finally get to cook larger portions since my oldest is also the biggest eater (he's bigger than I am now just a bit leaner). To be 21 again!

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    Last night I made Posole (red chile). Local Smith's (Kroger) has had Pork Butts for $0.99/lb as of late so hard to not pick up a couple. Got rave reviews from the crowd. For those that have no idea what Posole is it is a traditional New Mexican stew served mostly in the Winter made from Pork and Hominy. Got the "heat" dialed in just right. This was followed up with a heated match of Domino's. Tis the season!

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    My daughter came home today, we went out to this Colombian restaurant, I had the churrasco Colombian style with mushrooms, onions and it was delicious

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    Out to dinner on the Plaza in Santa fe last night with friends. Ate at a long time favorite "La Boca". Tapas, tapas and more tapas. Excellent night out. Plenty of wine was had.

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    Great pics Mike..!! Is that snow?
     

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