Category Archives: cast iron wok

How to clean crust and restore cast iron wok

Never fear if a little crust forms when cooking in your cast iron wok! Sometimes, when you use fermented ingredients like tamari or high sugar content like onions, they can form a little crust. If you don’t scrub off properly, 3 things happen:  the crust prevents heat getting to your food  the crust makes your…

Cast Iron Wok Is Key To Success!

I love weekends when hubby is the Wok Star and his wok of choice is my cast iron wok! He refuses to use anything else after his experience with a friend’s flat bottom carbon steel wok on their residential gas stove during a hurricane.   He ended up  literally throwing his hands in the air…

7 Reasons for using a Cast Iron Wok!

The most rewarding part of giving cooking classes and marketing my Wok Star Kit is hearing success stories! And every time this happens, I’m thankful to my mother who introduced me to using a cast iron wok. When I started teaching, I bought every ‘wok’ I could find to make sure I knew what was…

Wok Omelets Rock

Wok Stars constantly ask how I make omelet in my cast iron wok. It is the ideal pan for doing this! Start by arranging plate with a small garden salad, give it texture with slithers of snow peas, walnuts or whatever nuts you like! There are no rules. Now, add some color like grape tomatoes,…

Curry Quinoa

Curry Quinoa was a dish I made up out of desperation because I’d forgotten I was bringing a dish to a friend’s party! It was a good challenge and exercise in ‘what’s the thought process?’ when creating a dish.  Since I don’t follow or teach using recipes in the sense most folks use them, I…

Quickie Dinner

You can cheat but still keep it healthy! These types of meals are perfect for busy weeknight dinners when all you want is just something tasty but fast. Answer? A ready cooked roast chicken, I got Mojo flavor, yum and blanch a big bunch of greens like rapini! The quickest way to blanch rapini is…