We bought some prime rib and leg of lamb for the holidays, and I was kind of sick of putting these beautiful meats in an aluminum pan to roast in the oven, so I decided to purchase a brand new cast iron skillet.
I probably went too big, got a 15 inch one and it’s pretty massive, but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw it was: “man, I can make a mean paella on this baby!”
But I don’t know anything about cast iron skillets, and apparently the web is full of do’s and don’ts about this thing. What’s the low down on taking care of your skillet? What kind of foods should I not cook in it? IS the paella idea a good one? Any suggestions on the lamb or prime rib?
Man this thing weighs a ton! My wife has never thrown a pan at me, but if she ever does, I sure hope she doesn’t pick this one up, or I’m a goner.