The Cataplana is an ancient type of pressure cooker which is widely used in Portugal to create the most wonderful meals. The model shown is 36cm and is suitable for 6/8 persons
The "Europa" Cataplana has a two handled base for safe handling when hot and a tight fitting lid with a centre handle. It also has a removable perforated base plate which helps to prevent food from sticking to the bottom of the cataplana as it acts as a liquid trap
Made of High Quality 18/10 Stainless Steel the "Europa" Cataplana with it's flat base is suitable for all types of heat source including Induction
The Cataplana is ideal for steaming mussels or clams and you can also cook fish, meat, rice, pasta or vegetable dishes in it. As all the ingredients are placed inside the Cataplana which is then sealed the food cooks quicker and without losing any of the flavour or taste.
Foods cook quickly in their own natural juices and flavours can be enhanced with herbs and spices resulting in the most memorable of meals. Traditionally the Cataplana is brought to the table and the food served from it direct onto the plates, thus reducing the washing up.
The Cataplana can be used on the burner rings of conventional gas and electric cookers, ceramic and inside the oven, on the barbeque or even in the embers of an open fire.
This makes the Cataplana a most versatile cooking utensil furthermore the removable top lid turns the bottom into a wok style dish for stove top cooking
It comes complete with a set of instructions and some mouthwatering recipes in our Recipe Booklet