Wednesday, June 29, 2011
(Not Very) Wordless Wednesday: Riot Grill
Those who know me well know that I'm attempting to not buy anything unnecessary in 2011. This covers books, records, clothing, and... kitchen equipment. I know. It's bananas. But I'd been doing well until this month. This was the month that I felt like I had NOTHING to wear and NOTHING to read (everything I've got on hold at the library is taking forever to get here). Most importantly, I was getting very annoyed because we only had one pan to cook with, seeing as the handle broke off our second cast iron pan about a month ago. So, I bought some second hand skirts and shirts, treated myself to two graphic novels, and started looking for a second pan.
We used to have a grill pan that we used all the time, but it had a teflon coating which made it impossible to get properly clean. Not to mention that teflon is going to kill us all. Anyway, after a bit of poking around I found myself a cast iron, non-teflon, not made in China grill pan. Score.
The first meal I cooked in it was the one pictured above: grilled balsamic radicchio, topped with blobs of cashew ricotta and skewers of grilled tofu, tomatoes, mushrooms, and zucchini. Do I need to say it was amazing? It was amazing. Worth a slight slip in my New Year's resolution, for sure.