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Authentic Portuguese 12" - 30cm Traditional Hammered Copper Cataplana
Authentic Portuguese 12
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Authentic Portuguese 12" - 30cm Traditional Hammered Copper Cataplana

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12" (30cm) Traditional Hammered Cataplana & 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. Cataplana's come with a semi flat bottom for sturdiness and balance. 


  • 12" (30cm) diam - 6.5" (17cm) high when closed.
  • 4 to 5 person servings
  • Hammered copper exterior reacts quickly to changes in heat.
  • Tin-lined interior transfers and distributes heat quickly.
  • Pan requires very little oil, so it's ideal for low-fat cooking.
  • Made in Portugal with a 25 years warranty.

A cataplana is an item of cookware used to prepare Portuguese seafood dishes, popular in the country's Algarve region. The cataplana is traditionally made of copper and shaped like two clamshells hinged at one end and able to be sealed using a clamp on each side of the assembly, enabling the vessel to function as a crude pressure cooker.

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