This post is produced in partnership with Le Creuset Canada
Have you seen #lenouveaubleu – Le Creuset’s latest blue colour? It’s gorgeous isn’t it? I was pretty excited to receive a couple of these beautiful pieces to work with, especially the enamelled cast iron saucier..
Whether creating a homemade marinara using fresh tomatoes and basil, risotto or carefully monitoring a wine reduction for oven-roasted chicken, the enamelled cast iron saucier provides an optimal medium for saucemaking. With its precise and responsive temperature control properties, cast iron holds the steady low-to-medium heat required for many delicate sauces. The pan’s smoothly curved interior also makes stirring and cleaning easier than ever, with no tight corners to trap ingredients.
Now, I’ve used the Stainless Steel Saucier – Chef’s Pan a lot since I have had it – it really is perfect for making risotto because of the lack of corners – nothing gets stuck or left behind. This type of pan is also excellent for making curd – also because of the rounded interior – makes it so easy to gently whisk and not find a whole bunch of cooked custard on the bottom of the pan when you’re done (be honest that sometimes happens to you, doesn’t it?). The even heat of the pan is also key in recipes like curds and the Saucier delivers on this note as well.
A note about using your whisk in the enamelled pots – I’m always very careful (that’s the beauty of the nature of the surface – you don’t have to whisk or stir too vigorously) and I’ve never had an issue. That said, be careful and definitely don’t scrape the bottom with any implement. If you’re concerned, you can always use a silicone whisk…
And what to do with the lemon curd (apart from eat it right out of the pan…..!)?
It’s perfect to fill these petite lemon tartlets…
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