Cooking pot are a staple in most Jamaican and Caribbean homes and restaurants for catering.
Use to cook your curry goat, oxtail or your Sunday rice and peas.
Caribbean(Jamaican) Cooking in a Dutch Pot :
Many foods like beans, chili, stews, soups, rice dishes, and noodles can be cooked easily with heat from the bottom of the pot.
You can place the Dutch Pot on coals to cook these - great for entertaining in the garden.
Remember that a Dutch Pot holds a lot of heat in the sides and lid.
You can move it off of the coals before it is finished cooking and
let it finish with just the heat of the pot.
The Dutch Pot really shows off when you use it to bake.
Almost anything that you bake at home can be cooked in a Dutch Pot.
To bake in a Dutch Pot over coals, you put some coals under
the oven and more coals on the top.
This will allow the heat to be distributed above and below the oven
and provide more even heat to whatever you are baking.
Adjust the amount of heat by changing the amount of coals on the top and bottom.
It is usually necessary to coat the pot with oil before backing.
However, some recipes especially bread call for a coating of flour instead.
A flour coating will burn but the bread cooks fine and clean up is easier than you might expect.