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. Persian Rice – Sorry, Measuring Cups

    Wed, 3 Dec 2014

    I believe I’ve posted a few “fool proof” methods for cooking “perfect” rice, but this Persian version takes the grand prize, and it’s not even close for second. The beauty of this method is that it doesn’t rely on any specific measurements, or even exact times. This will make some of you very nervous, but just go with it. As long as the pot you use to boil and steam the grains is large enough, this will work exactly as shown. Since we are basically steaming rice that’s already been par-boiled and drained, there are never any issues with too much, or too little water. By the way, I’ve only made this a handful of times, and so I’m sure there are many things I could improve on. I hear that soaking the rice in cold, salted water before boiling it helps improve the texture even more, which I find kind of hard to believe. I mean, is there a level of rice perfection that goes beyond perfection? Probably too deep a question for a food blog about rice, so I’ll simply close by saying, I hope you give this Persian rice a try soon. Enjoy! Ingredients for 8 Portions: 2 cups basmati rice, rinsed very well 3 quarts water, brought to a boil with 3 tablespoons of salt 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 russets potato, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices salt to taste pinch of ground cumin 5 or 6 slices of butter for top pinch of saffron, ground and mixed with 1 1/2 tablespoons hot water parsley to garnish 

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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 ..... and questions ! Capturing that natural steam , rather than Photoshopping them in after ..... 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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