For example, chicken.
I have tried:
chicken directly in steamer: chicken gunk goes everywhere, including between the woven bamboo slats.
chicken in a colander in the basket: gunk still goes everywhere.
chicken on a dinner plate in the basket: gunk controlled but chicken gets cooked in a bath of accumulated chicken juices and condensed steam.
chicken on an upside down plate: gunk gets everywhere.
wrapped in banana leaves: good but don't have easy access to banana leaves and is this really steaming if they're wrapped up? Even on plates I feel I'm missing the rising steam and relying on the overall humidity in the basket.
sitting on banana leaves: again banana leaves are hard to come by, gunk problem still a bit of an issue.
using a new steamer basket each time: they're cheap but it's a bit wasteful...
Is there a solution here?