"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10
Steamer suggestions?

I never cook fish at home because I'm afraid I'll under cook it, and so I end up over cooking it and it tastes terrible. I read recently that steaming is a great way to cook fish and pretty fool-proof. So I'm looking to pick up a steamer. I figured I would just get a bamboo steamer, but the ones I see online say they are suited for use in a wok. Do I need a wok to use a steamer? Are there are types of steamers that would fit traditional pots or pans?

__________________

__________________
chestertime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 01:52 PM   #2
Head Chef
 
GrillingFool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: usa
Posts: 2,223
If the steamer fits on top of a traditional pot, it will work just fine. It shouldnt sit IN the liquid, however.

I am a HUGE fan of instant read thermometers. If you note the TEMPERATURE you are cooking at, and the TIME you cook... then with a thermometer, you can learn that at xxx degrees, you need yyy cooking time.
__________________

__________________

GrillingFool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Midwest
Posts: 258
Send a message via AIM to Mark Webster
Chestertime,

Steaming is ok with certain fish, but not really good for many types (ones that come to mind swordfish, catfish, salmon). I know people may steam those, but since the meat of most fish are so delicate steaming can really affect the texture. Swordfish (and others) become overly tough. It also depends on the size and thickness. Try your steamer with smaller pieces of say a light white fish first. If you are going to subject fish to a moist heat cooking method I would lightly poach them in a flavorable court bouillon (broth made up of various herbs and vegetables), you can also add an acid to the bath like lemon/lime or vinegar. Only my suggestions...have fun!
__________________
Mark Webster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.