Japanese Donabe Steam Pan
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A beautiful clay steam pan for non-oil steam cooking for exceptional flavor and texture.
Size 27 x 30 incl. handles x h 18 cm
Iga-yaki is one of Japan’s most highly-regarded traditional ceramics, which is said to have originated in Iga, Mie-Prefecture in late 7th Century. Nagatani-en, founded in 1832, is the leading producer of Iga-yaki potteries. Nagatani-en’s product has been loved by both professional chefs and home cooks. Each donabe is made by skilled craftsmen and it takes about 2 weeks for one donabe to be made.
HOW TO USE THIS PRODUCT
Pour the water to about 70% of the donabe body.
Set the steam grate and close with the lid. Set over medium-high to high heat on the gas stove top.
Once the steam starts coming out of the hole of the lid, it’s ready to cook. Be careful with the hot steam when opening the lid.
Put the ingredients on the steam grate. Close the lid and steam until the ingredients are cooked to your desired doneness.
The cooking time varies depending on the type and size of ingredients.
Be sure not to clog the holes with the ingredients. You want to leave enough space for the steam to go through the grate.