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Sep 16, 2012 03:08 PM

Staub Mussel Pot

I just scored a Staub Mussel Pot at the local flea market. I like mussels and imagine I can use it for clams, which we like better. But ho knows what else I can cook in it? Any reason I can't use it like a traditional Staub cocotte and use it, say, for foul in the oven?

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  1. Similar to a yellow or a red card in the oven ?

    A foul fowl perhaps ?

    1. Hi, jallenrouman:

      Good score. This particular vessel is good for steaming or anything you might want to cook that would benefit from pouring off liquid--the shape and the mesh strainer piece make that a snap. That being said, the base is quite small, so poaching, etc. would not be a great application.

      Wahine "won" one of these as a service award, and we use it occasionally. But it is so specialized we keep it at the beach house, where steamer clams are 50 feet away.


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      1. re: kaleokahu

        Very helpful. Thank you both. (And Mahalo to Kaleo!)

        1. re: kaleokahu

          I have one as well. As Kaleo mentions, the base is quite small. I find it awkward to use on my stovetop grates. I prefer to poach/steam in a saucepan and serve in the Staub. It works in the oven fine as a cocotte for unusually shaped items.

          1. re: khuzdul

            Nice. Thank you khuzdul. I'm going to give it a try in the oven.