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Old 07-17-2005, 01:48 AM   #11
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I love my bamboo steamer, also, GB. One of my favorite veggies to steam is asparagus. But you can steam almost anything. I have seen recipes for other things like fish, but I have never tried anything else, but veggies.
You can also use these steamers to make all sorts of rice cakes...
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Old 07-17-2005, 02:33 AM   #12
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During a power outage one time I used my bamboo steamer to cook one of those skinny teriyaki pork tenderloins - OMG - it was heavenly!!!!!
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:38 AM   #13
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Watch the raw veggies. Some can poison until cooked, like lima beans. And then there are other foods that require heat to denature toxins found in them, like beefsteak mushrooms, a member of the false-morale family.

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Old 07-17-2005, 08:59 AM   #14
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Thanks everyone!! ya'll are great.
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:05 AM   #15
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I have cooked chicken in mine before. I had a lime steamed chicken recipe. If was very tasty, but the chicken came out way to dry. I won't try that dish again, but I am sure I have learned some lessons and could get it to come out better if I wanted, I just don't care to bother LOL.

I like bamboo over metal for a few reasons although there are times I like metal better (I can't think of any at the moment, but I know there have been times). I like bamboo because it does not heat up like the metal. It truly is the steam that is cooking the food, not the steam and the hot metal. I also like the bamboo ones because you can fit a lot more food in. Just stack a bunch of bamboo levels on top of each other and let the steam rise and do the work. I also like that you can have fish in one level and veggies in another. You can't really do that with those metal baskets.
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Old 07-18-2005, 10:07 AM   #16
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I don't use my steamer much, but I like to braise my vegies in chicken broth, either in a pan, or in the nuke.
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Old 07-18-2005, 12:27 PM   #17
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GB - there is a GREAT use for the metal ones - my son played with them like they were spaceships - give it to Rachel when she's old enough!!
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Good idea elf! I also sometimes were mine on my head when "THEY" are trying to read my thoughts
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