Use the basket in your stock pot for deep frying chicken or fish; Steaming or boiling seafood, clams and vegetables. Uses without the stock pot basket include boiling soups, stews or gumbos. Our stock pots are perfect for the beginner to intermediate Cajun cooks whom love to boil Louisiana’s favorite dish . . . crawfish! These stock pots are also perfect for use when hosting a clam bake or low country boil.