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WOK Fail

robnybbqrobnybbq Posts: 1,460
On Friday night we were debating on what to do for dinner.  I was thinking of a WOK cook on Saturday night but I have never seasoned/cleaned the new WOK.  So I fired up the Egg to heat up the WOK since I did not want to turn on the oven in the house and stink the place up.  I took out the new WOK (from CGS) and cleaned it with soap and water and a abrasive sponge.  Looked like I got most of the oil off.  I put the WOK on the Egg to heat it up and get the oil from shipping hot to be cleaned off.  After 10 minutes I removed the WOK and cleaned it again.   Then I tried to season the WOK on the Egg - Spider UP and the Egg ~ 400-450.  I did the paper towel with Olive oil (All I had on hand) about 4 times until the towel came off clear and no more black residue.  BTW I hope I did not ruin the Egg becasue the smell coming off of the WOK with the shipping oil made a bad smell.

When finished seasoning I said what the heck - let me thrown on some chicken pieces (cut up) with fresh pressed garlic, powdered ginger( None fresh in the house), Pulled the chicken off (Seared a little and I think I need more heat as the meat did not keep on sizzling when moved around/flipped).  I added some baby carrots and cooked for a few minutes (should have done longer).  Then I added the chicken back in with some Soy, Hoisin and Siracha and stirred all together for a few minutes then removed.

Now the it tasted OK but no where near what I would get if I ordered out or went to a Asian restaurant.  Chicken was not crisp and rather chewy and weird flavor.

I rinsed the WOK with water only once it cooled down and I looked at the WOK this morning and its all rusted.  Did I ruin it or do I have to sand out the rust and season it differently?

LBGE, Adjustable Rig, Spider, High-Que grate, maverick ET-732, Thermapen,

Garnerville, NY


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