Don’t have a cast iron skillet? Maybe it’s time! They’re not just for camping ya know and we’re not being paid to say that. We have several (for pressing shrooms of course) even two of each kind. Cast iron skillets are ideal for developing a good muscle and an excellent sear, holds heat evenly better than anything we’ve used for cooking (and it doubles as a great background for capturing whatever you’re cooking on instagram.) Plus, since they’re considerably heavier than most pans, we consider them an exercise tool for our kitchen crossfit routines … more on that soon. But don’t take our word for it, try them out for yourself.
A few tips on maintenance and care: To clean, scrub it down with hot water and dry well to avoid rusting then coat with a small layer of oil to preserve. To loosen any stuck on bits, use salt instead of abrasive pads, and keep any acidic liquids off the surface of the pan to avoid damaging it. Some cast iron pans come pre-seasoned, but check out this method on how to season or maintain a seasoned cast iron pan if you need to do that.
We used gochugaru in this recipe, and recommend it. However, if you can’t find it, you can sub with regular ‘ol red chili flakes.