To properly do a blackened steak you need a heavy black iron skillett. I do them in the house and it sets off the smoke alarms. You get the skillet white hot and then drop your seasoned steak in there and cook it on both sides. If you do it right the neighbors will think your burning the house down.
Anybody have any unique reciepes on grillin the steaks ?? I would like to try blacken canjon style if I knew how...
The best way to cajun blacken a steak is to do it the way the inventor of blacken food does it.
New Orleans cheif Paul Perdone (sp) invented blacken cooking. The secret is to do it outside because the process is very smokey. Also you need a big old well used and seasoned cast iron frying pan. You get the pan white hot before you even think about putting the meat in the pan.
There are a variety of seasonings you can use. But first time around you can buy a bottle of Paul Perdone's "Blacken Steak Meat Magic" This product also describes the process I posted.
Last edited by Green Mountain; 05-31-2007 at 10:21 AM.
They say the cast iron pot should be so damn hot you can see a whisp of white flame inside the pan. Hit it with a pat of butter, then throw the steak on it. Minute or 2 pull the steak, more butter, and put the steak back on the other side. Sounds like fun.
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That's how I do it. Bad part is I always get the craving in winter and do it in the kitchen. I have finally learned to do it when my wife's not in the house. I open the kitchen windows and run a fan. Someday the fire department will show up.
Like the time I blanched cayenne peppers in vinager on the stovetop to jar them. The whole house smelled like hot viniger. She let me know that gets done outdoors from now on.