Dutch Oven – seasoning, striping, and reseasoning

Hello to my Dutch Oven enthuses, I have been using cast iron cooking products for 30 years now, and the things I have learned in those years I find that I take them for granted, that is until I meet someone who is new to art of cast iron cooking. I am placing instruction that…

Mixed Bean Soup with Vegetables Recipe

Mixed Bean Soup with Vegetables Recipe in Lodge Cast Iron Dutchoven Cook two cups beans in a mixture of approximately 8 cups water and vegetable stock in cast iron pot for 3-4 hours on 350F. I always throw a couple Bay Leaves into my water too. Beans are done when they are almost softened enough…

Cast Iron Skillet Lunch

Today’s Cast Iron Lunch  – Leftovers Surprise Here is what you need: I will make anything out of leftovers Pilaf rice – from an  earlier meal this week, fresh mushrooms – diced,  fresh broccoli – diced,     Onion – diced, one egg, olive oil, sliced almonds, crushed walnuts,craisins, your favorite BBQ sauce Directions: Heat  the cast…

Florida Key’s Homemade Pizza Sauce

Today Kev is making garden-fresh pizza sauce from eatingwell.com with Florida Keys own Bone Lee’s Gourmet Hot Sauce. This pizza sauce is super tasty on Handmade Garlic Bread  Pizza Dough which we made in an earlier post. This recipe for garden-fresh pizza sauce makes a batch large enough to top several pizzas. You can make it right now with fresh…

Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Potato,Black Beans and Kale with Homemade Tortillas

Hello to those tuning in. Last nights dinner was a treat, as Amy from Avian Appetites.com stopped by our kitchen to cook one of her favorite  Vegetarian dishes. For tonight’s dish you will need the following ingredients: 2 sweet potatoes, 1 can of black beans, 2 good handfuls of kale  – torn into bite-size pieces, 1 Lime, Olive…

Kev’s Cast Iron Skillet Cajun Red Snapper with Bone Lee’s Gourmet Hot Sauce – cooked over a Charcoal and Hickory Wood Fired with Dutch Oven baked corn cobs and potatoes

Hello to all and Happy New Year’s from Kev’s Key Largo Living. The dinner tonight is Wood Fired Red Snapper cook on Lodge cast iron skillet, brushed with melted butter infused with Bone Lee’s Gourmet Hot Sauce then coated on both sides with Kev’s  blended dried spices -Cajun style.  This Red snapper meal is complemented by…

Homemade Vegetarian Boston Baked Beans

Hello again, tonight Amy made her very tasty homemade slow cooked Vegetarian Boston baked beans. Of course, baked in our   Lodge cast iron pot – 5 qt. Baking the beans to soften them takes about about 3 hours. Cast iron is excellent for baking beans. Amy does not presoak the beans, she just adds the beans, Concentrated vegetable stock, water,…

Fresh Snapper cooked on cast iron over open flame.

Tonight’s dinner, fresh Snapper from Casamar Seafood Market. Marinated in Kev’s homemade marinate, which included Bone Lee’s Gourmet “Original” Hot Sauce. This tasty meal was complemented with sautéed mushroom, onions, and tomato’s, then topped with Aged Asiago Cheese.  Everything was cook on a  Lodge cast iron skillet, open flame – charcoal- wood. The wood burning give off a great smoky…

Hello and welcome to Kev’s Key Largo Living

This blog is about my interest in cooking with cast iron, and the fun meals that cooking with cast iron has inspired me to create. If I had Teflon covered pan, I would not cook as much. I might decide to go hungry! The goal for this site is for my wife Amy and I to…