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Anyone got a steamer?

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Mothernature Wed 05-Jan-05 10:30:15

Recipes please for a steamer, tried and tested by your lovely selves of course... I'm hoping it will help to lose those extra lbs gained over christmas and new year....

Furball Wed 05-Jan-05 10:45:11

I got one for Christmas (Stove top one), so would also be grateful for some tips and recipes.

anteater Wed 05-Jan-05 10:56:36

errr, we just steam veg, brocoli carrots etc..

pixiefish Wed 05-Jan-05 11:14:00

same here, just steam the veg. also steam chicken thighs prior to barbeque in the summer

beachyhead Wed 05-Jan-05 11:15:51

Just steam all your veg - if you have multiple layers, put the veg that take the longest on the bottom layer......

Mothernature Wed 05-Jan-05 11:21:45

I was thinking more on the lines of whole fish, or fish portions and chicken breasts and any other meat you can do in a steamer...

pixiefish Wed 05-Jan-05 11:23:04

yep- you can cook any of those, be careful that raw meat juiv-ces doesn't go on the veg though

BubblesDeVere Wed 05-Jan-05 11:31:40

One of my favourites is steamed cod, and then steaming some rice and adding a few lemon halves to it, it gives the rice a lovely tang.

We are on our third steamer now and are in need of another, we use ours nearly every day and only ever boil potatoes now.

anteater Wed 05-Jan-05 12:00:44

what happened to the first two??

Mothernature Wed 05-Jan-05 12:06:08

yoyo Wed 05-Jan-05 12:12:29

I steam chicken and fish but actually put them in foil parcels. I lightly butter the foil add meat/fish with wine (couple of tablespoons), herbs and seasoning and make a loose parcel. Then steam veg on the top layer.

Always much appreciated and v. few dishes to wash.

woodpops Wed 05-Jan-05 13:50:27

A layer of lemon slices then rainbow trout or salmon and boil new pots in the water below. Serve with salad yum.

BubblesDeVere Thu 06-Jan-05 17:09:17

anteater, I KNEW someone would ask that lol.

We used them so much when dd1 & dd2 were younger, steaming the food for their dinners, plus doing our own that we wore them out and they went kapputt.

anteater Thu 06-Jan-05 17:30:09

Had a picture of a huge piece of whale meat sitting on your steamer Never tried steamed fish, but will give it a whirl later...

BubblesDeVere Thu 06-Jan-05 17:34:57

Steamed fish is lovely, I've never tried steamed chicken, so I think that I will give that ago in the near future.

mishmash Thu 06-Jan-05 17:58:17

Have to admit I bought one with great intentions but have only used it a couple of times - great for veg though and chicken.

Mothernature Thu 06-Jan-05 21:35:10

Well we had our first meal from ours this evening and it was delish... must admit though I did microwave the fish as the other dishes were full of veggies...lol

Furball Fri 07-Jan-05 11:49:48

I can't believe we can now actually taste the veg rather than it being all washed away with boiling water.

BubblesDeVere Fri 07-Jan-05 11:54:48

Ican't eat enough organic steamed cauliflower, it tastes divine.

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