When choosing a traditional tagine, you will find options to purchase a glazed clay or ceramic tagine and an unglazed clay tagine. While the glaze will catch your eye because it is colorful, glossy and looks beautiful, the unglazed is free from toxic glazes.
And if you are looking at Miriam’s unglazed pure clay tagine pan, you can be sure it is 100% non-toxic and cooks the most nutritious traditional tagine recipes among your other favorite foods. Keep reading to discover how.
How does Miriam’s Tagine work?
Miriam’s cooking tagine pot is made from primary clay, which is its purest form, after testing it in a state lab. It is handmade without any additives, glazes or chemicals. Just like a Moroccan Tagine, it is a vessel with a flat base and a defined, cone shaped lid. The pot can be used both for cooking and serving food. Needing only low heat, ingredients do not dry out. The unique shape of the tagine pan promotes the return of juices and flavors back down onto the food by naturally locking in steam.
As the food cooks, the steam rises and condenses on the inside of the conical lid. The condensed steam then runs back down the sides of the cone and drips back into the food, keeping it moist and flavorful. Additionally, the steam actually captures the water-based phytonutrients and flavonoids making for even healthier dishes.
The benefits of using a Miriams Tagine for your own cooking
When you cook with Miriams tagine, you get all the benefits of cooking with authentic clay cookware. This includes:
– Purity: As the raw material of these handcrafted tagines is unglazed primary clay, it is 100% free from any toxins or chemicals. You can be sure that the food cooked in it is pure and healthy.
– Retention of nutrients: Miriams pot cooks with gentle far infrared heat that retains the nutrients of the food cooked inside. This makes it perfect for cooking nutritious meals.
– Flavor: Pure clay is known to enhance the flavors of food.
– Energy Saving: Thanks to deep penetrating far infrared heat, Miriams clay tagine cooks slowly and evenly at low to medium low and in less time. The food continues to cook passively even after the heat is turned off, from the heat absorbed in the pot which is retained for 4x longer than metal pots. This cuts down energy consumption to 25%.
– Versatility: Miriams tagine can be used for cooking a variety of dishes from slow cooking stews, Dutch oven recipes, and casseroles to desserts and bread. You can use it on any heat source (with a heat diffuser on an electric stove) and inside the oven up to 450 degrees F.
– Easy to clean: Miriams tagine becomes naturally nonstick after 5-6 uses. Then, food doesn’t stick so you can clean it using just water and baking soda. No need to use toxic soaps or use a dishwasher that requires use of soaps. For hard to clean stains, you can use hot water and a mild scrubber.
– Durable: Miriams cookware is durable and easy to care for. With proper care, it will continue to serve you with healthy meals for decades.
Most recipes traditionally cooked in a tagine will include chopped onions, spices from the middle east such as ras el hanout, and a number of things to add a sweet or tart flavor to the dish. These include dried fruit like dried apricots, golden raisins, preserved lemons, ground cinnamon, cloves and other spices. Using a tagine is easy when you choose Miriams cookware.
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What is the benefit of cooking in a tagine?
Tagine cooking is known for extra nutritious and flavorful dishes especially from the Moroccan cuisine. This traditional clay cooking vessel is designed to retain natural flavors and moisture of your tagine recipe like delicious dishes from the Moroccan tradition like the Moroccan bread, North African cuisine like beef tagine, meat, vegetables and so on. It can be used both on gas stove and electric stovetops. Heat diffusers are required when using tagines on electric stoves including flat cooktop. Although there are many iterations available in the market, the best tagines are made from unglazed primary clay by Miriam’s Earthenware in the USA. They are free from any toxic additives, glazes or chemicals, and are made from 100% pure clay.