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How to Season Your Clay Tagine Pot

Steps to season a clay tagine pot before the first use
Total Time7 hrs
Cuisine: africain, Moroccan
Keyword: caring tagine pots, seasoning tagine pots, tagine pot seasoning
Cost: $1



  • 1-3 tbsp Olive oil adjust the quantity according to your tagine size


  • Soak your tagine pot, lid and base, in water at least 2 hours (overnight is best). If your tagine pot is quite big, you can soak it in your kitchen sink or bathtub
  • Drain the water and let your tagine dry at air temperature
  • Brush the entire tagine pot with olive oil, lid included
  • Place your tagine pot in a cold oven and turn the heat up to 150°C (300°F). Leave for a couple of hours
  • Turn the heat off and leave your tagine cool completely inside the oven. Don't take it out
  • Take your tagine out of the oven and brush the interior (base and lid) with olive oil
  • Let the oil soak at least an hour
  • You're done! You can start using your tagine pot