Our Place, a company that sells a line of cookware with some interchangeable lids, pans and so forth, has introduced a Moroccan tagine lid. Just the lid, no bottom dish. At a little more than 10 ½ inches in diameter, the typical slope-sided dome with a topknot is meant to fit the company’s pans, but it can top most 11-inch skillets. Using it with a cast iron pan allows you to sear chicken or other ingredients before letting them braise under the lid, something that’s harder to accomplish in the clay bottom of a typical tagine. The contour permits steaming juices to condense, keeping the ingredients moist. There’s a slit at the bottom to allow some of the steam to escape. The interior is glazed and seasoning is not required.
Moroccan tagine, $80, fromourplace.com.