Le Creuset Signature Enameled Cast Iron Round French / Dutch Oven, 4.5 qt, White


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oveDesigned to function efficiently on a full range of heat sources, enamel on steel stockpots are not only resistant to wear and damage, but also versatile enough for any type of stovetop, old or new. Their high-profile design limits evaporation while forcing liquids to bubble through all layers of ingredients, infusing the entire dish with flavor during cooking. Le Creuset enamel on steel stockpots are finished in the same bold palette of signature colors as Le Creuset enameled cast iron, making them perfectly stylish complements to any combination of cookware.


  • Colorful, long-lasting exterior enamel resists chipping and cracking; interior enamel is engineered to resist staining and dulling
  • Sand-colored interior enamel makes it easy to monitor food as it cooks, preventing burning and sticking
  • Oversized handles provide even weight distribution and a secure grip
  • Ergonomic composite knobs are heat resistant to 500°F
  • Built-in lid stabilizers provide a secure, no-slide fit
  • The lightest weight per quart of any premium cast iron cookware available
    • Dimensions: 9.5-in diameter x 6.5-in high
    • Capacity: 4.5 qt.
  • Compatible with Gas, Electric, Ceramic, Halogen, Induction, Oven & Outdoor Grill
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Made in France




Shrimp and Swordfish Curry 




  • 1 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons good olive oil
  • 5 cups chopped yellow onions (4 onions)
  • 1 Holland red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic (4 cloves)
  • 2 tablespoons grated, then minced, fresh ginger
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons seeded, minced jalapeno pepper
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) canned diced plum tomatoes,
  • including the juice
  • 2 cups clam stock, such as Bar Harbor
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds swordfish, skin removed and 1-inch-diced
  • 1 1/2 pounds (16- to 20-count) peeled and deveined shrimp (2 pounds in the shell)
  • Zest and juice of 1 lime


Combine the curry powder, coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and cloves in a small bowl and set aside.

Heat the butter and oil in a large (11- to 12-inch) pot or Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset. Add the onions, bell pepper, garlic, ginger, and jalapeno pepper and cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes, until the vegetables are tender and starting to brown. Stir in the spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes and the juice, clam stock, 1 tablespoon salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper, bring to a boil, lower the heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the swordfish and shrimp, cover, and simmer for 7 minutes only (don’t overcook the seafood!), until the shrimp and fish are just cooked through. Carefully stir in the lime zest and juice (don’t break up the swordfish!), taste for seasonings, and serve hot.

Make Ahead:
Prepare the sauce completely and refrigerate for up to a day. When ready to serve, bring to a boil, add the seafood, and finish as directed.

Recipe from Cooking for Jeffrey: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, by Ina Garten.