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Started by WibbleAgain on Jul 20, 2017 12:17:09 PM
Steaming

Post your favourite steaming recipes here.

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Agaliarept - 20 Jul 2017 12:35:58 (#1 of 17)

My dinner from Tuesday. Not the actual recipe we used but similar:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/14759/pork-dumplings/

1. In a large bowl, combine the pork, ginger, garlic, green onion, soy sauce, sesame oil, egg and cabbage. Stir until well mixed.

2. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of pork filling onto each wonton skin. Moisten edges with water and fold edges over to form a triangle shape. Roll edges slightly to seal in filling. Set dumplings aside on a lightly floured surface until ready to cook.

3. To Cook: Steam dumplings in a covered bamboo or metal steamer for about 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

TRaney - 20 Jul 2017 12:37:04 (#2 of 17)

I steamed an egg the other day

carterbrandon - 20 Jul 2017 12:53:30 (#3 of 17)

Gwyneth Paltrow there. Being thorough.

Sabacious - 20 Jul 2017 12:58:04 (#4 of 17)

10 pints of 80/

Steaming.

TheExcession - 20 Jul 2017 13:11:33 (#5 of 17)

Chinese-style fish

Mix 1tsp soy sauce, 1tblsp rice wine, 1tblsp sesame oil with a crushed clove of garlic and 1tbslp grated ginger. Add chopped chillis or chilli powder if you like to taste. Marinade fish in the above. The longer the better but fifteen minutes minimum.

Place in the steamer on a plate and pour the marinade left in the bowl over it.

Steam for fifteen minutes (possibly a bit longer if it's a big thick piece of salmon) with sliced spring onions, peppers, pak choi or whatever you like.

Any white fish will work. Salmon also good. You can also try adding lemon or lime juice and zest to the marinade.

RosyLovelady - 20 Jul 2017 13:15:16 (#6 of 17)

I wish I could be bothered with main-course steaming. We were given a very nice steamer as a wedding present but I quickly found out that it was too much faff, working out all the different timings for all the different layers.

Steamed puddings, though: that's a different matter.

WibbleAgain - 20 Jul 2017 13:34:43 (#7 of 17)

I've been looking for a good steaming pan set, and started the thread in the hope someone could recommend on.

I had an electric steamer but I gave it away because so much of the plastic was the very crackable kind and needing mollycoddling. I hated the timer. There was also much faffing cleaning limescale out of the water basic.

I much prefer steaming on the hob, but my steaming pans, like the vast majority on the market, has deep baskets and a shallow lid. This is extremely inefficient and difficult if you want to steam something in a shallow dish, rather than just bung things into the baskets. What I wanted was shallow baskets with a high domed lid, so I can take the steamed dish out easily. If only I could just turn the baskets upside down...

Looking up online and on Amazon multiple times using different search words, I may have found the ideal steaming pans set:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0722K5X71/ref
=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A13ECJKUKPY3VL&psc=1

browserbutton - 20 Jul 2017 15:46:29 (#8 of 17)

You can steam veggies in a sieve -- especially baby veg.

http://tinyurl.com/yamuzpnv

WibbleAgain - 20 Jul 2017 15:55:57 (#9 of 17)

Indeed you can. It's just another version of the basket.

I even steamed rice in a silicon colander. But I prefer the boiled version, with all its boiled stickiness intact.

If you want very lightly steamed baby veges, you can chuck them on top of the boiled rice when the heat has been reduced, cover and leave for 10 minutes. Less washing up. Just be careful it's been spun and not carry too much water.

Catspyjamas17 - 20 Jul 2017 16:07:38 (#10 of 17)

That sounds lush, Aga. Where can one purchase wanton skin, I mean wonton skins?

I often boil potatoes while steaming other veg on top in steamer pans (different cooking times of course).

WibbleAgain - 20 Jul 2017 16:16:26 (#11 of 17)

Wonton skins sold frozen in blocks of 100 in Chinese supermarkets. If anyone knows where to find smaller blocks, or blocks separated into 10s, please let us know.

TheExcession - 20 Jul 2017 16:23:35 (#12 of 17)

Word of warning: do not buy the pre-made dumplings/wontons/xiaolongbao in Chinese supermarkets. They've generally been frozen for far too long and consequently tend to taste like morsels of catfood.

Catspyjamas17 - 20 Jul 2017 19:02:33 (#13 of 17)

Found these, "wanton" pastries.

https://www.melburyandappleton.co.uk/wanton-pastry-wonton-wrappers---approx-30-sheets-3124-p.asp

Also do dim sum wrappers.

WibbleAgain - 20 Jul 2017 19:04:29 (#14 of 17)

Great, Catspj! If you're going to get some, please do let us know what they're like. If they're ok/good I'll ask my local Asian store to stock it.

Flicker - 20 Jul 2017 19:06:55 (#15 of 17)

Steamed glove artichoke. Melted butter. Proceed to heavenly experience.

Catspyjamas17 - 20 Jul 2017 19:09:16 (#16 of 17)

I might well order some if there isn't a ridiculous minimum order requirement or high delivery charge.

Catspyjamas17 - 20 Jul 2017 19:21:37 (#17 of 17)

I haven't bothered as it was £6.45 for delivery. I'll ask the takeaway where they get theirs or see if I can see them anywhere locally.

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