Sophisticated Savories

Sophisticated Savories

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cast Iron Skillets

A few weeks ago, Daren and I dined at the new Stephen Pyles restaurant, Stampede 66. While we enjoyed the Southwestern cuisine, we came away inspired to purchase one-serving, cast-iron skillets (may be purchased at World Market for $5.99... Brilliant deal!). A small cast iron skillet is incredibly versatile in that a home-cook may chose to make a plethora of dishes in a single, fun portion serving. Being the weekend, we were craving a healthy brunch. The wonderful aspect of a "layered deliciousness" skillet meal? You are the chef. You may add whatever combination of flavors that tickle your fancy, as well as your palate. I sprayed the bottom of the skillet with a non-stick spray, then added a scrambled whole egg. Atop the egg, I added a layer of yellow baby cherry tomatoes, then fresh cilantro, raw shrimp, sprinkle of lemon juice, smoked sea salt, pinch of cayenne pepper, herbs de Provence, caramelized onions, cooked asparagus (from the night before), and another egg to top off the layers of veggies. One may also add other types of protein (chicken, turkey, beef, salmon, cheese, etc). Cook for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Your dish will be ready when the egg on top has puffed slightly and is a nice golden-brown. Serve with fresh herbs, Tabasco sauce, and enjoy with those that you love. 

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