jimbie
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jimbie asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

How do I steam food?

I don't own a steamer or any specialist equipment. Can I steam food using the standard kitchen appliances I have? (oven, grill, hob, microwave).

Or do I have to buy a purpose built steaming machine, or some kind of equipment/dish to use in the microwave?

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Use a double boiler, or just a pot of boiling water, with a coliander over top the pan and plastic wrap it with whatever fish and vegetables you want to do.

    You do not have to buy a specil machine, but it would save you a great amount of time.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    go to a decent cookware shop and speak to the owner and tell the person you need a steamer pan and he or she will sell you exactly what you need they are not expensive and last for years or you could go to comet/cury,s etc and buy one of them electric steamers i think they range in price from about 12 quid to maybe a hundred quid but then you get what you pay for .

    and you are not limited to just steamed fish or veg you can make some great puds as well

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    You can now buy Glad Microwave Steaming Bags. They do a beautiful job of cooking veggies and such and no equipment needed!

  • pinata
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You take a pot, a plate in the pot top down, put one or two cups water inside, put vegies in, put the cap on the pot. Give full speed upto the water is cooking, then turn down so that the water is just simmering. No and then you have to look if you have enough water in the pot. If your vegies are cooked, take water for the sauce.

    A better and faster way is a pressure pot. It cook faster without air (oxigen) that is better for the vitamins.

    Greetings from Hamburg, Germany

    Heinz

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  • 1 decade ago

    Put 2-3 T of water in dish with your vegs. cover tightly with plastic wrap. microwave 2-3 minutes or until tender-crisp.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    buy a steamer or else boil water in a saucepan and put a colinder over it and a lid on top of the colinder

  • 1 decade ago

    a saucepan half full of water with another saucepan with lid on top of it, but this one has holes in the base then pump up the heat, just don't let the water run out or you'll burn the bottom pan.

    Oh and you put it on your hob =D

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    saucepan of boiling water with two plates on top - food such as fish etc held between the plates

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  • 1 decade ago

    buy a steamer. i got 1 from woolies and i love it. it was about 12 quid i think. food tastes better steamed and they are easy to use.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Use a sauce pan, boil your water, place a metal colander on top ,cover with lid!

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