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can too much black pepper take the seasoning off of a wok?

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can too much black pepper take the seasoning off of a wok?

werewaschw | Oct 8, 2011 10:54 PM

mysteriously almost all the seasoning of my well-seasoned wok was stripped off today after i cooked a dish. i cooked this fine before.

this time i did add a lot more black pepper and also let it sit in the wok on low heat for about 20 minutes at the end of cooking. this dish is basically some green peppers and potatoes plus dark soysauce coated in gravy from deglaze.

there was NO vinegar lemon or tomatoes.

i am wondering maybe all the black pepper + dark soysauce in the gravy sitting in the wok stripped the seasoning? what could it have been?

also isn't the seasoning basically a bunch of smoked oil that could be a carcinogen?

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