12" (30cm) Traditional Flat Bottom Cataplana or Clams Steamer - This Portuguese hammered Copper cataplana is a traditional way to cook dishes on the stovetop 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 flavour. 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 hand-hammered heavy gauge Copper with Copper hinges, handles and clamps, it is tin lined on the inside. Made in Portugal with a lifetime warranty.
Of portuguese origin, forerunner of the modern pressure cooker, the cataplana allows cooking various types of food giving to them all a unique and unmistakable flavor, through its hermetic steam cooking. Its harmonious shapes combined with its versatility makes the cataplana a very special utensil, unlike any other.