COMMON INGREDIENTS THAT YOU CAN STEAM
Here is a list of the most common ingredients that you can try steaming today:
1. Chinese style steamed chicken
Slice chicken on an angle and combine with wine, salt and plenty of freshly ground white pepper in a bowl. Leave to marinate for 10 minutes. Place chicken, overlapping, onto a heatproof plate. Scatter ginger and mushrooms over chicken. Place in a bamboo steamer and steam for8-9 minutes or until cooked.
2. Steamed Rice
Steam your rice with vegetable or meat broth so as to infuse a natural flavor into it, instead of plain water. You may also add a subtle flavor by lining the bamboo steamer with banana leaves, grape leaves or corn husks. This is done to help save time. Infuse your rice with vegetable flavors by steaming corn, carrots, beans, asparagus, peas, and other vegetables in a separate basket below your rice.
3. Tenderloin Steak
You can also cook pieces meat in bamboo steamers. Slice small cuts of tenderloin steak and steam them for about 8 minutes, until they are medium-rare. Drizzle some pork wine over the meat when they are done.
4. Basic steamed fish
prepare the wok for steaming then rinse the fish fillets and pat dry with paper towels.
Ina small bowl, whisk the rice wine (mirin) or sherry, sugar, salt and sesame oil.
Place the fish fillets on a deep, heat-proof plate that will fit inside the steamer basket.
Pour the rice wine mixture over the fish. Sprinkle with the chopped green onion then cover and steam the fish over high heat until the fish is opaque and flakes easily with a fork (10-15 minutes). Then serve hot, garnished with the chopped cilantro and lemon wedges.