This uniquely designed IGA-yaki donabe smoker allows you to make the professional quality smoked dishes with the easy preparations at home. By pouring the water between the donabe body and lid, the lid becomes tightly sealed without releasing the smoke outside.
Because the Iga-yaki donabe promotes the FAR-Infrared Radiation (FIR) effect when heated, delicious smoked dishes can be ready in about 30 minutes.
Please be sure to dry any ingredients before placing in the smoker.
Make sure the pot is completely dry before use.
Spread aluminum foil in the pot.
Take a small handful of smoke wood chips, and place on top of the aluminum.
Place damp wood chips inside the smoker.
Place ingredients on the net.
Place pot on the stove using high heat.
Put the lip on once the chips begin to smoke (roughly 7 to 8 minutes)
Fill the outer rim with water Close the pot, when smoke begins to seep through the ditch.
Leave the ingredients to smoke for 20 minutes with the remaining heat and smoke.
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The town of Iga was once on the bed of Lake Biwa during the pre-historic period. Iga clay is a very special clay that has been utilized by the Iga town in pottery for centuries. It consists of higher content of carbonated organisms, which makes Iga-style pottery more porous than the average earthenware. The clay from this region naturally has a higher level of heat-resistance, and when cooked the Iga style donabe retains the heat fully before fulling cooking or smoking the ingredients inside.
Please completely dry the pot before use. When you first fill the pot with water, you may notice that water is seeping through the pot. Japanese Earthenware is made this way to avoid cracking while heating. To eliminate this problem, please follow the instructions below:
Cook porridge or heat water mixed with cornstarch in the pot until it boils.
Leave the porridge or water with water in the pot and allow it to cool completely for 1 - 2 hours.