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Why did my idli looked cooked from outside but was still mushy inside?

I sometimes try using Homemade batter for making idlis and dosas as I live in the perfect temperate climate which is required for fermenting the batter properly and wish to cut down on the ...
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Should I steam or boil zongzi?

Wikipedia says they're cooked by steaming or boiling. Searching further, I've found plenty of people saying their way is the best way. Assuming they're well-made and won't leak when boiled, why would ...
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How long to steam fish for?

I bought a Homemaker Food Steamer. How do I steam Fish (Ling Fillet) in it? How long should I steam the fish for?
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Bamboo Steamer VS Normal Steamer

I have heard that using a Bamboo Steamer provides/preserves the nutrients/elements that are good for, or at least more so than a normal plastic/metal steamer. Is this true? Or only for certain types ...
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Homemade/DIY Frozen Vegetables: Can steaming be used instead of blanching?

I want to try making my own frozen veg since they go bad fairly quickly in my fridge. I've got carrots, beans and some greens. I've never blanched anything before, so I'm willing to try, and I ...
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3 tier steamer: Will chillies in the bottom tier make veg in the other levels spicy?

I was wondering if anybody had tried this or if it's even possible, but I thought I would ask before failing miserably and wasting good ingredients. Is it possible to place strong tasting ingredients, ...
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Do I need to thaw fish before steaming it?

Can I thaw fish during steam cooking or is it better to leave the fish the night before in the fridge?
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Can you get sick from milk that's been heated at a high temperature?

If you have pasteurized milk that is steamed for lattes, could that end up making you sick? The steaming seems to occur at a high temperature.
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How long should meat be steamed for?

I am told it's better to steam meat (over boiling) so that all the dangerous bacteria and parasites are killed but too many nutrients aren't lost in the process. So how does one figure out how long ...
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Steaming vegetables in microwave

I made a short research on steaming vegetables in microwave to compare it to steaming on stove top. An interesting discovery I made is that steaming in microwave is more energy efficient when cooking ...
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Why are my Baozi shrinking?

I've tried to make Chinese Baozi a couple of times now together with my girlfriend, who is half-chinese and knows the dish from her mother. We tried them according to various recipes, and in our ...
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How to store a Christmas pudding to make it drier?

I have prepared a Christmas pudding but it came out too wet to our taste. What is the best way to store it to make it drier but without spoiling it?
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steaming cabbage

Can someone please explain why by adding a knob of butter into the pan of water during the steaming of cabbage makes the cabbage taste better. I understand this idea come from Denmark. I've tried ...
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What to make in an electric steamer? [closed]

I recently got an electric steamer but I don't know what to make in it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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When cooking or baking is it better to steam peppers or add them raw?

I was curious to know when baking, such as muffins or corn bread, when you go to add a pepper like a jalapeno is it better to steam the jalapeno or add them raw to the batter? Is the heat effected ...
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Heating up with steam

Recently I realised that if I don't have a microwave oven, I can use boiling water to heat up certain types of food by boiling water in a deep bowl, putting water and the food in a covered smaller ...
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How long to steam eggs for? (Instead of hard boiling)

I'm steaming eggs, rather than hard-boiling (I want the same effect), because it's convenient as I'm using the steam from some boiling chickpeas underneath. But I can't seem to find a definitive ...
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Making dumplings without a snug lid

I'm making Chicken and Dumplings for dinner tonight but I had forgotten that I loaned out my usual Dutch oven, I won't be able to get it back in time. That leaves me with two choices, I can use my ...
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How to cook Jackfruit Seeds to preserve its nutrition to its best? [closed]

Seeds of ripe Jackfruit are eatable. Currently, I cook it with conventional steam cooker or roast it with open pan (like coffee beans are roasted) till it becomes eatable. Please note that the skin ...
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Can you make latte-art with a panarello wand?

I have a deLonghi Icona coffe machine. It contains a steaming wand of the panarello kind (with a hole in the top that automatically injects air). I tried to steam the milk to create a microfoam that ...
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What do you use to get the vegetables out after steaming?

When you put a steamer in a pot of boiling water and put vegetables inside the steamer, how do you get them out after they are done? What tool do you use?
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Why boil rice first when steaming rice?

Why do people suggest boiling rice before lowering the heat to low, when making steamed long grain rice? What happens if you don't wait for it to boil and go straight to simmer phase?
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Can I Use Normal Household Glass Items to Steam Cook Inside Pots?

I have normal glass kitchenware. Stuff like glass rice bowls and glass cups. Assuming that I do not want to spend and store products that would help me steam cook food...is it safe and effective to ...
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Why does broccoli turn brown when steaming?

I steam my broccoli until it's 'al dente' and some buds turn brown. I've done a small search, but haven't found anything. I'm thinking maybe the steam is too hot or I'm steaming too long. What do ...
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How to build steam in the oven for getting an oven spring? [duplicate]

From: What makes a bread either close or open crumbed/textured? Oven spring Yeasts continue producing CO2 until they die at 60C/140F. Also, gasses expand with heat, so it will also help ...
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Storing Bao Overnight--to steam and refrigerate?

I am making roasted duck bao for a dinner tomorrow night. I will form them all tonight and then refrigerate them until tomorrow. Is it best to steam bao before refrigerating and then steam again ...
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How does sous vide compare to other cooking methods?

I have a stomach ailment which makes me intolerant to roasted meat and grilled meat. Even though with grilled food most of the fat drips off, you will notice that smaller amounts of fat still fry on ...
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Using steam to make a dry version of turkey juicier

How effective is steaming a turkey tenderloin the size of a brisket to make it tender and juicy? I'm considering this because turkey has a tendency to dry out as it's cooked.
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I have a coarse pepper grinder, and it says not to grind over steaming pots, why is that?

It says not to grind over steaming pots on the label of the pepper grinder. Is this so you don't get burned or for some other reason?
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Is it okay to bake caramel pudding rather than steaming it?

I have a simple recipe for caramel pudding. It says to steam the pudding mix until it's set. It's a somewhat old recipe I've never tried before. So, rather than steaming (which is very time ...
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Steam “nature” of cappuccino steamers

Is there a difference in the "nature" of the steam being produced by the steamers in the espresso machines? I have a decent espresso machine, but apparently even a professional barista who I know ...
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How to know (without a thermometer) whether an egg is cooked when we put a lid on the top of it?

Last time I tried to cook sunny side up eggs on a metal skillet. I put butter on the skillet, allowed it to heat and then I cracked two eggs on it. Immediately I placed a glass lid with a hole on the ...
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How do you tell whether a lobster is cooked?

"When boiling lobster, how do you tell when it's done? Is there a rough estimate of cooking time (eg: time/ounce, etc...)?
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How to cook very large Brussels sprouts?

My normal cooking method for Brussels sprouts is to steam them in a microwave steamer like this: I usually get a bag of the pre-cut sprouts, but this year I bought a stalk and I have some very ...
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How many people would a bushel of average sized blue crabs feed?

I am getting a bushel of crabs tomorrow morning for football and dont know how many people to invite over. How many people do you think would all be able to have a good amount to eat out of a bushel ...
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Is there a way to lessen the unpleasant smell of steamed broccoli?

I really enjoy snacking on steamed vegetables lightly sprinkled with some salt and pepper, especially broccoli. However I find that steamed fresh broccoli has a slightly sulfuric smell that smells a ...
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Will steaming fish cause salt to come out or cause fish to fry in its own fat?

If you brine some fish and then boil it in water (make a soup) ,the salt and other nutrients leach right out thus defeating the purpose of the brine. I will soon buy a steamer, however I just wanted ...
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how to have fresh steamed bluecrabs in the late afternoon that I buy live in the morning

I have a pretty awesome live blue crab hookup, but I can only get crabs there super early in the morning. I want to have a crab feast this coming weekend, but wont be able to have company over until ...
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Why do steamed avocados taste like eggs?

Today, I was steaming some kale, and decided to try steaming some avocados as well, so I added them for the last 2 minutes of steaming (out of approximately 6 minutes). To my surprise, the avocados ...
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Cooking messy foods in a bamboo steamer without a cleaning nightmare

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 ...
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Difference between boiling and steaming vegetables?

I have eaten both boiled vegetables and steamed vegetables (e.g. broccoli, carrot, zucchini etc.), and I cannot tell the vegetables are cooked in one way or the other, whether by texture or by taste ...
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What can I use instead of a tea towel?

I have a recipe for steaming seitan that involves wrapping the vital wheat gluten loaf in a tea towel, tying off the ends, and placing in the steaming basket. I am good to go but for the tea towel. ...
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How long does it take to steam brown rice?

I would like to know how long it takes to steam brown rice.
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How to steam clams?

A friend of mine (professional seafood cook) told me to steam mussels fast and furious until they burst open. Yesterday, I mixed mussels and clams. The mussels opened up perfectly, but the clams were ...
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Why is it that every time I steam vegetables while cooking rice my rice cooker ruins the rice?

Why is it that every time I steam vegetables while cooking rice my rice cooker ruins the rice? My rice to water ratio is the usual 1:2. My last two attempts included mushy basmati and jasmine rice. ...
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Is it possible to steam steak?

Steaming seems like an ideal cooking method; I've seen it used for mostly vegetables, sometimes fish (salmon). Is it possible to steam a steak? Does it cook well? (I assume the target is medium ...
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What should I look for in an electric steamer for use to make tamales

I don't know a whole lot about what makes an electric steamer a good steamer. I'm looking for recommendations for one where I'm hoping to make tamales with. The plan is to make large batches so ...
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Should steaming water be used for stock/gravy?

Should I use water from steaming to make stock or gravy? Does it depend from what I have steamed (e.g., potatoes or vegetables)?
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What is the authentic way to cook pierogi?

I've been buying pre-packaged pierogi from Trader Joe's and local Polish delis. But I can't seem to get a straight or consistent answer on how you are supposed to cook them. Should you steam pierogi, ...
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How long should I steam Artichokes?

I know that it should steam until the leaves pull off easily. But how long does that take?