Steam

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.

Recipes

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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Articles

  1. Easy Party Food Recipes for a Great Graduation Day

    Tue, 14 May 2013

    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.

  2. Skip the Lactose: Switch to Non-Dairy Milk—Know Your Label Lingo

    Thu, 25 Apr 2013

    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

  3. Chili and Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

    Fri, 23 May 2014

    photo by Tara Donne Chili and Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin reprinted from 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, page 199 I wanted to share a recipe with you that is perfect for any entertaining you may be doing this long weekend. Although I know Memorial Day is synonymous with backyard grilling, I prefer to slow cook my roasts or ribs all day long and spend the "extra" time I have enjoying my day off and my guests! You will love this tenderloin -- it's moist, tender, and packed with lots of flavor. I used Sambal Oelek for the chili pepper sauce, but you can substitute that easily with the mini-recipe included below. The Ingredients serves 4 (can easily be doubled or tripled!) 2 pounds pork tenderloin, quartered 2 tablespoons all-natural maple syrup 1 tablespoon prepared chili pepper sauce (sambal oelek) 1 teaspoon five-spice powder 1/2  teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 green onions, thinly sliced Homemade "cheater" sambal oelek: 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon chopped garlic cloves (approximately 2 cloves) 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Put the pork into the insert, and add the maple syrup, chili sauce, five-spice powder, salt, and pepper. Stir well to disperse the spices. Toss in the green onions. Cover, and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, or until the pork has reached desired tenderness. The Verdict This moist, sweet pork has a tiny bit of lingering heat from the chili pepper sauce. Pork tenderloin has a tendency to dry out, but cooking in the slow cooker really traps in valuable steam . If you find that your cooker releases a lot of steam while cooking, you can wrap the pork in a piece of aluminum foil to keep it nice and juicy. other great recipes you might really like: potluck beans 8 Great Rib Recipes potluck favorites pork, pork, and more pork and we have vegetarian dishes, too! . . . . 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

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Videos

  1. How to Steam Asparagus

    Mon, 19 Dec 2011

    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 there

    Steam found at 1:22

    We'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
  2. What is a Tagine—Counter Intelligence

    Thu, 14 Mar 2013

    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 meal

    Steam found at 0:34

    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
  3. How to Cook a Fish in Parchment Paper

    Thu, 15 May 2014

    this in the oven at 400 degrees for about 15 minutes. [MUSIC] Now when you cut it you want to be extremely careful. There could be a fair amount of steam , that comes out. So here you have salmon with leeks, and grape tomatoes. [MUSIC]

    Steam found at 0:58

    want to be extremely careful. There could be a fair amount of steam , that comes out. So here you have salmon with leeks, and grape tomatoes. [MUSIC]
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Food Blogs We Love

  1. Smoke and Mirrors

    Mon, 6 Feb 2012

    Genesis 200 strobe with rectangular softbox Steam rising from a dish tells a powerful and immediately ..... and questions ! Capturing that natural steam , rather than Photoshopping them in after the ..... successfully photographing something as elusive as steam : Use a dark background so that the smoke

  2. Creamy Coconut Chicken Soup

    Fri, 15 Nov 2013

    from the toaster inside the kitchen, a quick peek out the backyard discovered my neighbor lounging in a white cloud of hot tub steam . This little bubble I call home is bliss. It’s cozy and quaint, with coffee on the stove and tiny barefooted humans I adore

  3. Lemon Cauliflower

    Sat, 29 Oct 2011

    1 large head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into small florets 2 lemons 2 T chopped basil Salt and pepper to taste Steam cauliflower 4-6 minutes. Remove skin from a lemon and then cut out the segments without any membrane (LINK FROM CITURS SALAD

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How To

  1. How to Make Apple Pie

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Make steam vents in the dough by poking the tip of ..... it's important to vent well so that the steam from the cooking apples won't build up ..... boil, so look for the bubbles through the steam vents or through cracks near the edges of

  2. How to Make a Basic Omelet

    Sat, 1 Jan 2000

    more eggs the omelet contains, the more difficult it is to turn. Add beaten eggs to a very hot skillet. This will cause the steam that makes omelets extra fluffy. Classic Omelet Servings: 2 servings Prep: 5 minutes Total: 11 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon

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