If you are thinking of buying some kitchen tajines for your kitchen to prepare delicious Moroccan cuisine, then you can also find out how to maintain and preserve them in good condition. This is so they last longer so you can keep cooking tasty food. Check out the steps below.
New Moroccan Tagines
If your new Moroccan tagines have just arrived at your doorstep, you’ll need to season them a bit before using them to cook any dish. This is because they will generally have a clay odor as they are made from clay or pottery. Now don’t be alarmed as you can get rid of the smell by seasoning the tagine in a few simple steps. Just soak the entire tagine in water for a whole day or you can leave it soaked in water overnight. The next day, just remove all the water and dry it well. If your place is sunny and hot, you can leave the pot to dry in the sun after rubbing it all over with a little olive oil. Alternatively, just pop them in the oven to bake for about 2 hours at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. When it cools down, remember to rub the bottom of the pot and the inside of the lid with a little olive oil.
Before cooking anything
Be sure to clean the cookware. Always make sure that before cooking anything in the pot you have some hot oil in it so that the meat or vegetables you put in do not easily stick to the bottom of the pot. This will prevent you from having to scrub or dispose of the pot when you need to clean it. Whichever dish you decide to cook, make sure you have enough oil or broth to prevent the entire dish from dying, although the lid will help condense the steam back into moisture.
When you need to wash
In case you find food that is still stuck to the pot, the easiest way would be to soak it in warm water overnight and then wash it the next day. Otherwise, just heat the pot with hot water on the stove making sure the water covers the parts where the food is stuck. Thoroughly wash and rinse the entire pot making sure there are no food stains. If you want to get rid of any leftover odor, just put it in the sun.
These are just a few simple steps to help you maintain the condition of your Moroccan tajines so that you can continue to have a good culinary experience with them. Enjoy the food!