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Old 09-24-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Bamboo Steamer

Okay, this may sound stupid, but, here goes anyway.
I got this steamer from my sister and I don't have the directions for it. The old one that I had, was not like this.

Do you just set it in a pan of water on high, medium or low heat until the veggies are done?

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Old 09-24-2005, 07:23 PM   #2
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I set mine over a pot with water (never have it sitting directly in the water), usually on medium to high heat.
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Old 09-24-2005, 07:24 PM   #3
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Thanks Shunka!!
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:27 PM   #4
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I fill my wok with water right up to the bottom but not sitting in. I steam those small pork tenderloins and boy are they good - found that out when our power went out one time and had to cook some meat.
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:32 PM   #5
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Never thought of cooking meat in it.
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Old 09-24-2005, 08:51 PM   #6
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It was really good - it was one of those thin teriyaki flavored beef tenderloins - cooked that way it was waaaay tender! I cooked that on the bottom rack and some fresh veggies on the top rack. Try this to search for recipes.

Another thing I like to do is cook shrimp in a pot of water after whole spring onions, smooshed cloves of garlic, a bottle or two of beer, peppercorns, whole cloves, chopped carrots and whole stalks of celery - then add the shrimp after everything has flavored the water - cook JUST until they float to the top (usually 2 minutes or less depending on the size) and dump everything into the steamer - makes a great presentation.
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Old 09-24-2005, 09:19 PM   #7
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Yummy, that sounds really good, elf, thanks!
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:52 PM   #8
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I saw this on Martin Yan Cooking Show

He always puts the food on a plate and puts it in the steamer. I wouldn't just put the food on the bamboo !!!
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:57 PM   #9
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I usually just put the food on the bamboo, but it can make a mess depending on what you are cooking. I like the idea of using a plate Barbara. I have used lettuce leaves and lemon slices in the past also.

Mine does sit in the water sometimes depending on which pan I have handy. I have never had a problem because of it.
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Old 12-27-2005, 08:42 PM   #10
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Okay, I've been wanting one of these steamersm but, had no idea where to begin with one..This thread and Elfs pork tenderloin got me...I'm getting one tomorrow...Be ready everyone, I'll be back !!!

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