To steam is to cook a food in the vapor given off by boiling water. The food usually is placed in a pan on a rack just above, but not touching, the water. The pan then is covered to retain the steam. Foods may be steamed in a variety of utensils -- from metal steamer baskets and other special steamers to colanders set into saucepans.
Full-Steam -Ahead Fish
No need to get steamed about a dinnertime crunch. Quick-cooking ingredients and cooking without oil keep this steamed fish meal light, fresh, and low in fat.
Orange-Scented Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile green beans. Toast the nuts while you steam the beans and you have a polished addition to any meal ready in 15 minutes flat. Double it: Steam the green beans in a Dutch oven instead of a saucepan.
Broccoli Raab with Garlic, White Beans, Tomatoes, and Parmesan
The depth of the wok allows you to simultaneously saute and steam the broccoli raab while preserving its beautiful green color. To make the dish vegan, garnish with toasted breadcrumbs instead of Parmesan cheese.
Easy Party Food Recipes for a Great Graduation Day
graduation party food always make me think of steam tables? I guess it’s because so many graduation parties ..... you think “ picnic ” instead of “ steam table,” you’ll find plenty of crowd-pleasers suitable ..... food, and it’s all great — not a steam table in sight.
Skip the Lactose: Switch to Non-Dairy Milk—Know Your Label Lingo
iStock Whether you’re lactose intolerant or just looking for a different flavor to pour over your cereal or steam up in your latte every morning, there are lots of non-dairy “milks” on most grocery store shelves. They all have pluses and minuses — the information below should
Introducing: The Ninja Cooking System
Holy cow, this is an awesome slow cooker. And I am so excited that I can finally share it with you . I hate keeping secrets, and I've been keeping one (only because I had to sign a big, long, huge, legal document and big, long, huge, legal documents scare me). Back in April, I got a phone call from a television producer. He was assembling a group to put together an infomercial for a new slow cooker cooking system. I was pretty hesitant and skeptical, and initially said no. Although I've spent hours and hours watching infomercials in the middle-of-the night while up with sick kids or newborns, I always just kind of brushed them off. But Adam told me that I should at least hear him out. Since the product was still in production, the company couldn't let one out of the building for me to test out. Instead, they flew Adam and me out (to Boston!) to check it out for ourselves. It was the first time we had left all three kids, and while I was skeptical of the upcoming sales pitch, I was kind of excited to have a date night in Boston... We flew out, had a great meal in Quincy Market, and then headed over to Euro-Pro's headquarters (they are the parent company of the Ninja and Shark products). I decided to play it cool, and not get my hopes too high. and then I saw the machine. I started to get really excited and immediately began opening and closing the pot and started to play around with the features. My voice got kind of squealy and I may have drooled a teensy bit (not quite sure, but it's entirely possible). And that's when my darling husband squeezed my arm and whispered (hey Steph, it's okay to let them pitch you) and I realized that I needed to be Business Like. I agreed to be filmed for the Infomercial and was happy to sign on to help promote the new Ninja Cooking System. The infomercial will begin airing this week (probably in the middle of the night, but also sometimes during the day on random channels) and I can FINALLY tell you how completely and totally awesome this product is. I personally have used every make and model of slow cooker on the market. In these past 4 years, I've tested and prepared over 1000 slow cooker recipes, and this truly (truly!) is the best cooker I've ever used . It's perfect. The first thing you will notice is that it has a metal pot. The second thing you will notice is that the dial has a Stove Top and an Oven setting. It's NOT just a slow cooker--- it's a mini oven and a hot plate also. This is cool because you can brown your meat, caramelize your onions and garlic, and then switch it over to slow cook all day long. There's no need to drag out a frying pan at 6 am!! Also, because of this stovetop setting, you can make a sauce reduction or gravy right in the pot after slow-cooking all day. No need to transfer the liquid to a separate pan. Way cool. Just like my "old favorite" pots, this cooker is fully programmable in 30-minute increments for both High and Low settings and will flip automatically to a Warm setting to keep your dinner hot and safe until you arrive home at the end of a long day. The oven setting goes all the way up to 425°, and because the lid traps in all the steam , you can count on really moist meats-- even if you don't have the time to slow cook all day long. I did ribs in 2 hours on the Oven ( steam roast) Setting and they fell off the bone-- absolutely perfect ribs. Because of the lid and the trapped steam , you can bake light and moist breads, cakes, and muffins with half the fat or oil. The steam keeps your baked products super-moist, even with gluten free mixes or flours. AWESOME. (no need to do math --- just literally cut the oil or butter in half in your favorite boxed mix or homemade recipe). The pot has "Triple Fusion Heat"--- because of this, both the sides of the pot and the bottom heat up while in the oven setting. This means you can make things you can't normally make in a slow cooker or even on the stovetop-- like a full spaghetti and meatball meal in just 20 minutes (raw spaghetti, water, jar of sauce, bag of frozen meatballs; all gluten-free is JUST fine, I've tested it out a bunch of times!). The pasta absorbs the liquid from the sauce and the water and cooks without needing to be drained. Love this. Since the pot is metal with a non-stick surface, it really cleans well. In my old stoneware pots I'd need to soak them overnight sometimes, and I'll even add a dryer sheet to release the baked lasagna or stuff like that, but this pot really does wipe out clean. It's also shatter proof, and can be safely loaded the night before in the fridge and placed right into the heating element. This is something that the other slow cooker manufacturers don't recommend. So there you go! The only drawback I have is that it's more expensive than the other slow cookers on the market. But you have an awful lot more features, and the company has an awesome money-back guarantee. I haven't cooked in any other way than with this machine for the past 4 months, and can absolutely help with any and all questions. I am able to sell them on the site for $199.80, and Ninja has thrown in the travel bag just for you! The $199.80 price includes the Ninja Cooking System, a silicone trivet, oven mitts (they're pretty cute), an Inspiration Guide, a full color cookbook, free shipping, and a travel tote-bag. The travel-tote is different than most because it has a velcro "seat-belt" that loops through the handle to secure it in firmly in place, and then the insulated bag. Also, if you order through my site, I get a bit of a kick-back. I do not get paid a percentage of any other sales through the infomercial or through stores (but boy, wouldn't that be cool?) Click here for more product details and to order. Thank You. And? I have one to giveaway today (this week). I am going to ask you to click over to the giveaway page, though, to enter to win. I'd like to keep this post alive for questions and answers about the Ninja Cooking System. If you'd like to enter to win one of your very own, please go to the giveaway page . Thank you. I haven't seen the full infomercial yet, just bits and pieces. I'm kind of worried that I come across dorky, but I've been assured that everyone seems dorky in an infomercial. If you are flipping through the channels and see me, wave at the screen! I was a complete and total nervous wreck, but had so much fun. We filmed for two days, but I think I probably am only in it for a few minutes. The building we were in was a studio in the outskirts of Boston, and movies like Good Will Hunting (total classic) and Shallow Hal (not so much) were filmed there. There were movie posters lining the hallways, and there were dressing rooms with light-up mirrors -- so cool. I am going to leave this post "alive" for questions and answers about this new Cooking System. I've been using it A LOT and am happy to be of help. And? I'm seriously thinking we should have Ninjember! (too much...?) Thank you so much for all of your support and love. I feel like the luckiest person in the world, and I never would have been able to make a "job" out of goofing around with my slow cookers if it wasn't for you. I am incredibly grateful. Thank you. . . . . Make sure to visit my store page for my books, recommended slow cookers, and other fun slow-cooking stuff. Thank you for your support! --steph
How to Steam Asparagus
gonna leave the corner a little bit open because we're gonna steam these. We're gonna stream then in the microwave, a very ..... to this baking dish. Cover our asparagus, so that it will steam and we'll just keep gonna keep on little corner open thereWe're gonna leave the corner a little bit open because we're gonna steam these. We're gonna stream then in the microwave, a very quick and easy way to do it. So, leave a little corner for some hour there. So, we'll do the same thing to this baking dish. Cover our asparagus, so that it will steam and we'll just keep gonna keep on little corner open there. Fantastic, so they're gonna go in the microwave now and we're
What is a Tagine—Counter Intelligence
Tagine. -A Tagine is a North African cooking vessel of 2 parts made of heavy clay or a stoneware. -Looks like a volcano. - Steam rises up, condenses, and trickles back down like a slow cooker or Dutch oven. -So the Tagine is the pot and the mealparts made of heavy clay or a stoneware. -Looks like a volcano. - Steam rises up, condenses, and trickles back down like a slow cooker or Dutch oven. -So the Tagine is the pot and the
How to Make Green Chile and Cheese Tamales
tamales. The mixture goes in, we roll them up and then they're ready to steam . So after you give rolls all your tamales, we wanna know steam them. So, in a steam basket like this, let's get each tamale and we wanna stand them uprightmixture goes in, we roll them up and then they're ready to steam . So after you give rolls all your tamales, we wanna know steam them. So, in a steam basket like this, let's get each tamale and we wanna stand them upright, open and facing the top. SO, we're just gonnaare gonna taste delicious. So, once all your tamales are in your steam basket, then you're gonna put it in your dutch oven or your large pot and you're gonna let it steam there for about 30 minutes, and last but not the least, let's not forget to cover it. So, keep that all that steam in there. Well, our tamales are just about done. We've taken them from the steamer. Let them cool a little bit. So,
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