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What is the best western/cheap substitute for banana leaf?

Southeast Asian recipes such as Amok are sometimes steamed in banana leaf containers. Since these are fairly expensive (and presumably not indefinitely reusable), is it possible to use, say, parchment ...
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Fake poached salmon machine?

I went to buy what was advertised as "poached" salmon from my supermarket's prepared food counter and noticed that some of the edges were browned, so I was like, "Huh?". I interrogated the guy whose ...
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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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I would like to use my Miele steam oven to cook a steak and kidney pudding. How long should I cook it for?

I would like to make Nigella's steak and kidney pudding on New Year's Day. I've successfully made it before lots of times by following her recipe to steam it in a steamer on the hob for 3 hours but ...
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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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What is a good way to steam tamales without a “tamale steamer?”

I am looking for ways to to cook large quantities of Tamales but I don't have a Tamale Steamer. Anyone do this before with other standard kitchen gear? I would rather not cook them in batches as the ...
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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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Looking for a rice cooker, steamer, deep fryer, slow cooker combo that can cook rice and steam at the same time

I know this is slightly crazy, but I am a minimalist. I try to get by on as little "stuff" as possible. Basically I want a rice cooker that can steam my vegetables and chicken for a meal all at the ...
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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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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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Is it safe to eat the clam that didn't open?

I am steaming clams today and I recall my friend warning me under no circumstances should I eat any of clams that remain unopened after steaming. He told me to throw those stubborn clams out, but I ...
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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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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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Should you wrap chicken in foil when you steam it?

If so, should you wrap the chicken completely in foil, or leave the bottom open so the steam can get in?
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Is it possible to preserve color in steamed vegetables?

When I steam green vegetables, like broccoli, they come out bright green. A few minutes later though, and they have darkened and dulled. Is this a symptom of cooking them for too long or is there some ...
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Easy way to steam vegetables in opened steam-in-bag kind

I bought a steam-in-bag bag of brocolli and carrots. These bags are usually microwaved without opening. E.g.: http://www.birdseye.com/vegetable-products/steamfresh-pure-simple/broccoli-florets My 4 ...
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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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Cooking vegetables with butter and water

I have been cooking vegetables, such as pea, green beans, broccoli, etc, and even eggs, by placing some butter and water in a fry pan, then cooking the food with a lid on to steam until the water ...
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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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Can I make baked veal more soft?

I usually cook meat in a steamer or multicooker, and it gets very soft. This time I've decided to experiment and baked a big chunk of veal stuffed with garlic in the oven. Not that result was ...
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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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Is there a difference between poached and steamed chicken?

I'm planning to make chicken sandwiches and was wondering what the difference is when chicken is steamed vs poached. I know the technique for both but was wondering if steaming was meant to leave the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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How long should I steam Artichokes?

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