What size DO would you use for this recipe?
I'm looking to get an enameled cast iron dutch oven. I currently have a 12 qt. Cusinart Multiclad-Pro DO/Stock Pot (great deal for $89.99 at Overstock.com).
I use the Cusinart to make large pots of homemade pasta sauce and chili.
I want to make the recipe below. You sear the meat, then saute the onions etc. on the stove top, then cover and finish in the oven.
Would a stainless work as good as the enameled cast iron?
I'm thinking the 9.5 qt. Le Crueset would work. Would the 7.25 qt be large enough? I watched the show and can't figure what size he used. There aren't many choices in the 9.5 qt. range.
Extra-virgin olive oil
8 Ultimate Meatballs (these are tangerine size
)2 tablespoons kosher salt, plus more for seasoning
1 tablespoon black peppercorns, plus freshly ground black pepper for seasoning
2 tablespoons fennel seeds
1 rack 8 pork spare ribs, cut into 2 to 3-rib pieces
1 (2 pound) boneless pork shoulder, cut into 2 pieces (so it cooks at the same time as the ribs/meatballs)
4 sprigs fresh thyme
4 sprigs fresh oregano
4 medium carrots, roughly chopped
1 large onion, roughly chopped
2 ribs celery, roughly chopped
2 cups dry red wine
3 (28-ounce) cans tomatoes (recommended: San Marzano)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 pounds spaghetti, cooked al dente in salted water
pguidry: The largest oval LC is 6.25 qt.
There are bigger sizes for an oval shape than 6.75 qt (not 6.25 qt) .
- 9.5 qt.
- 8 qt, which is not listed at the LC website (strange?) but available at Amazon and Bloomies, etc.
I kind of agree with Richard for the size. A 7.25 qt sounds too small for this recipe, but I did not try it either.