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Old 11-27-2003, 03:42 PM   #1
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What in gods name is it???

I have a copper vessel that no one in Savannah can identify can you help? ? :?:
I can send photo if needed.

I think this is a workable link with photos of the unknown .

http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDat...ooking003a.jpg

http://prod.bsis.bellsouth.net/coDat...ooking004a.jpg

Thank you for any help..

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Old 11-30-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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It's for cooking mussels travis - you put your wine, chopped shallots, fresh thyme in, bring to a simmer, add your mussels, clasp cover shut - cook for about 10 minutes then turn the pan on other side and cook about 10 minutes more. Some people only cook their mussels for a total of 10 minutes so you'll have to decide how you like them.
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:36 PM   #3
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Thank you. can you tell me who makes it ? how much would one cost? 4.00 was paid for this one . Do you think I got ripped off.... :twisted:
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Old 11-30-2003, 05:44 PM   #4
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Check out this link - you got a good deal.

Copper Cataplana Pans

Apparently I was wrong in how you use it - check out the recipes and it tells you how to use it. I have wanted one of these for a long, long time. Wanna sell yours for $9.50?? Hey, it was worth a try....LOL
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:16 PM   #5
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Hello, everybody. This utensil looks very much like one used in Portugal called cataplana . The best known dish cooked in it is pork and clams. I can provide the recipe if you're interested. It's really delicious provided you like surf and turf.
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Old 12-26-2003, 06:43 PM   #6
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Kind of looks like a wok with a lid to me...

I feel so stupid when it comes to cooking sometimes - but that's why I like popping in here when I can - I always learn something. in all sincerety, this was very interesting and I did learn something, so thanks all.
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Old 12-27-2003, 03:30 PM   #7
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That's exactly what it is balibar! If you'll click on the link in my previous post see if that recipe is anything like yours. I'd love to have yours. You can go ahead and post it under the Ethnic forum if you want.

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Old 01-10-2004, 02:55 PM   #8
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Hello, Kitchenelf, and happy new year! I haven't been here for a while and have just read your post. I'll post the cataplana recipe tomorrow in the ethnic section. :D
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Happy New Year to you too balibar - good to see you!!!! I'll be watching for the recipe! 8)
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Old 01-12-2004, 12:50 PM   #10
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Hi - I bought one of these many years ago in Portugal where it hails from, but cannot remember how much it cost, but it was rediculously inexpensive. In America I saw them at William-Sonoma.

They use it for many dishes, very often for fish and shellfish (especially clams) - I have a recipe for a fish stew made in one which I often do, albeit with adaptions - I always seem to adapt recipes.

The attractive saucepan gives its name to a local dish called Amęijoas Na Cataplana and is made with clams spiced up with pork cubes, chorizo or ham. It is delicious.

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