- Made in Portugal
- Hand Hammered
- Made in Copper
- Dimensions: Various Sizes Available
Traditional Cataplana or Clams Steamer - This Portuguese hammered Copper cataplana is a traditional way to cook dishes on the stove top or in the oven. It can also steam mussels, clams or scallops. Used to cook typically Mediterranean dishes, especially clams and seafood in general. The cooking process used by the cataplana prevents the loss of the ingredients aromas, ensuring full and excellent flavor. Furthermore, cooking in the Cataplana is healthier since the recipes use less fat, and thus contain fewer calories. The typical Copper Cataplana (tin-plated interior) distributes the heat more evenly and efficiently. Made of hammered heavy gauge Copper with Copper hinges, handles and clamps, it is tin lined on the inside. Cataplana's come with a semi flat bottom for sturdiness and balance.
I know it says how large the item is. I just feel like it should be larger at that price point. Haven't used it yet as this cataplana doesn't fit a dozen clams.
It would be very helpful if the care instructions and recipes included with the cataplana came in English
Very nicely made and seemed the same as what we saw restaurants use in Lisbon