COOKWARE: LARGE OVAL SPANISH CAZUELA

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TWELVE BY TWENTY INCH OVAL SPANISH CAZUELA

This is the perfect vessel for baking a large fish. It was purchased years ago in a Spanish ceramics store on St. George Street in St. Augustine, Florida and carried back to New York on my lap in an airplane (The Spanish Table, a website in Berkeley, California, sells cazuelas, including oval ones, online, but I’m not sure they carry one this large.)

Big fish, like a four pound red snapper or a whole side of salmon, are easy toprepare and flashy to present. The problem is transferring them from the pan they were cooked in onto a platter suitable for the table. Many hapless cooks have seen their beautifully baked fish implode mid air as it travels from pan to platter balanced on two flimsy spatulas.

This beautiful, big cazuela is roomy enough to accommodate a large fish and agenerous amount of sauce, it transmits heat beautifully and, to my mind at east, it is attractive enough for the table. So it is a simple bake and serve, no spatula balancing act required.

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Fish, salmon, baked side of salmon with black bean sauce 1 BAKED SIDE OF SALMON WITH BLACK BEAN SAUCE
Fish, salmon, baked side of salmon with horseradish crust 1 BAKED SIDE OF SALMON WITH HORSERADISH CRUST
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Fish, red snapper, pargo asado con salsa esmeralda 1 PARGO ASADO CON SALSA ESMERALDAPARGO ASADO CON SALSA ESMERALDA

2 thoughts on “COOKWARE: LARGE OVAL SPANISH CAZUELA

  1. I would like to purchase large oval Spanish cazuela. is it at least 20-22 inches long?

  2. It’s 20 inches long by 12 inches wide. I’m not sure where to suggest you look for it. I bought mine on a trip to Saint Augustine, Florida. You might try The Spanish Table, a store in Berkeley, California that has an online site and sells cazuelas.

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