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Old 08-17-2009, 08:24 PM   #11
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this is what i took out of freezer for dinner. not sure how i will cook them. either BBQ or CI stovetop grill.



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Old 08-17-2009, 08:28 PM   #12
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I took meatballs and sauce out of the freezer for Mark. He's getting rotini pasta with meatballs.... bread-n-butter


I'm not sure if I want anything. I had a HUGE salad for lunch.


coming back to add... I just ate 4 meatballs with a little sauce.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:20 PM   #13
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Dinner tonight

porterhouse on the CI stovetop grill pan





it was pinker than it looks in the pic



we also had stouffer mac and cheese and spinach.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:26 AM   #14
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Dinner tonight

porterhouse on the CI stovetop grill pan





it was pinker than it looks in the pic



we also had stouffer mac and cheese and spinach.
YUM.. that looks sinful! I love Stouffers mac-n-cheese. I think those were good sides to that yummy steak!

Is your grill pan part of the stove, or is it cast iron?
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:10 AM   #15
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YUM.. that looks sinful! I love Stouffers mac-n-cheese. I think those were good sides to that yummy steak! Is your grill pan part of the stove, or is it cast iron?
thank you sweetie!! it is a cast iron reversible grill/griddle pan that uses (covers) 2 stove burners.

i turned both stove (gas) burners up almost full and let it heat for around 10 minutes. i used my Misto oil sprayer to spray olive/canola oil blend on the grill then slapped on the steaks. grilled for about 5 minutes till they had nice color and flipped and cooked till nice color. i tested doneness by pushing on it with my finger and it was warm to the touch and gave medium resistance.

i prepped the steaks with a coat of olive oil and herbs and spices.
the herbs and spices i used were McCormick grinders:
garlic pepper blend grinder
italian spices blend grinder
montreal steak seasoning grill mate grinder set to the fine grind.
along with my (i have this premixed in an old spice bottle) seasoning mix:
Granulated Garlic powder
Onion powder
Adobo seasoning (spice mix not the chilies paste)
Accent (or MSG) small amount
Salt
Ground black pepper
Cayenne
Paprika

they turned out nice juicey, flavorful perfect medium rare (the picture is darker than it was). but i tell you when they hit the grill i got a faceful of powerful pepper and spice burn off!! LOL the whole house filled with smoke and the smoke alarm went off (and when i turned them also).
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:12 PM   #16
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thank you sweetie!! it is a cast iron reversible grill/griddle pan that uses (covers) 2 stove burners.

i turned both stove (gas) burners up almost full and let it heat for around 10 minutes. i used my Misto oil sprayer to spray olive/canola oil blend on the grill then slapped on the steaks. grilled for about 5 minutes till they had nice color and flipped and cooked till nice color. i tested doneness by pushing on it with my finger and it was warm to the touch and gave medium resistance.

i prepped the steaks with a coat of olive oil and herbs and spices.
the herbs and spices i used were McCormick grinders:
garlic pepper blend grinder
italian spices blend grinder
montreal steak seasoning grill mate grinder set to the fine grind.
along with my (i have this premixed in an old spice bottle) seasoning mix:
Granulated Garlic powder
Onion powder
Adobo seasoning (spice mix not the chilies paste)
Accent (or MSG) small amount
Salt
Ground black pepper
Cayenne
Paprika

they turned out nice juicey, flavorful perfect medium rare (the picture is darker than it was). but i tell you when they hit the grill i got a faceful of powerful pepper and spice burn off!! LOL the whole house filled with smoke and the smoke alarm went off (and when i turned them also).
Yeah, that's what I have a cast iron grill pan. I don't use mine though because I have an electric stove. What kind of stove do you have? I find it heats up to quickly and usually burns whatever I'm cooking, with half of it sticking to the pan.

How do you clean yours afterwards?
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:21 PM   #17
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Yeah, that's what I have a cast iron grill pan. I don't use mine though because I have an electric stove. What kind of stove do you have? I find it heats up to quickly and usually burns whatever I'm cooking, with half of it sticking to the pan.

How do you clean yours afterwards?
Have you seasoned your cast iron grill yet V-Bean? That may be part of the sticking problem.
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:32 PM   #18
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Yeah, that's what I have a cast iron grill pan. I don't use mine though because I have an electric stove. What kind of stove do you have? I find it heats up to quickly and usually burns whatever I'm cooking, with half of it sticking to the pan.

How do you clean yours afterwards?
i have a gas stove/oven. i use the grilldle to do pancakes and sausage and the grill for steaks. nothing burns and no sticking except now and then the first pancake. cleans pretty easy.

i hated electric stoves/ovens. can you turn the heat level down a bit? flames are so much easier.
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Have you seasoned your cast iron grill yet V-Bean? That may be part of the sticking problem.
Yeah, I think I did. I have had it for a few years now. I remember coating it with oil and having it in a 200 F oven. It just doesn't seem to work well on my stove top. I HATE electric stoves, in more ways than one.....sorry.. I miss my old gas stove I had in NY.

I don't know... the surface of the grill and griddle side seem rough. Is it supposed to be that way. I don't think I did anything to it. How do you clean it again and reseason it? Is that a good idea?
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clean it with coarse kosher salt.
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