I´m getting ready to make a seafood moqueca in our new clay pot. [First I´m gonna make a big Mexican feast for some local friends - this Friday - who do not have a lot of experience with Mexican food - but love it all the same.]
In preparation for the moqueca I needed to season our new clay pot.
|Soaking in water.|
So first I soaked the clay pot in water for a while. Then I put big chunks of fatty bacon into the pot and slowly simmered the meat to share its fatty deliciousnous with the clay pot - the pot drinking up all the fat.
|Bacon chunks in a water bath.|
Then I fed the edible bits of the bacon to my husband.
|Cooked down bacon - ready to eat.|
Finally I wiped out the pot and now consider it ready to cook a nice meal. Stay tuned.
|Seasoned pot - with the decorated lid on the stove just above it.|