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How to steam?

Steaming is fairly simple. So in products more useful substances remain. In addition, steamed products are less calorie than steamed, fried and baked. However, many people undeservedly accuse such dishes of tastelessness. But if you know how to steam, you can save the taste and aroma of the product.

What can be steamed

Steamed, you can cook seafood, vegetables, eggs, chicken and pork, as well as a variety of dough with a filling. But beef and game ferry is not worth it, because this meat is steamed, losing juiciness and flavor.

Before processing products with steam, they must be cleaned and cut into small pieces, preferably the same size, so they boil down at the same time. Putting food in the steam basket should be in one layer, so the steam will heat it evenly and it will boil well. Cooking food for a couple is recommended to use a small amount of water, but, nevertheless, you need to look so that it does not boil off completely.It is necessary that the cooking products are very tightly covered with a lid. This measure will reduce the cooking time, and the water will not boil off quickly. Before steaming various cereals such as rice, millet and other things, they should be boiled over.

Steaming vegetables

Many do not know how to cook vegetables for a couple. In their preparation there are several tricks. First they need to be washed, cleaned and, if necessary, cut into slices. Cooking time depends on the vegetables themselves. Tubers with high density and whole root vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes, beets and others, are cooked for about 25-30 minutes, legumes (peas beans, etc.) are about 8-10 minutes, and for leafy ones (sorrel, spinach, etc. .) quite enough and 1-3 minutes. The readiness of vegetables can be determined by color or by piercing them with a fork or knife. Serve vegetables to the table should be hot, decorated with fresh herbs. You can also fill them with sour cream, olive or butter, add grated cheese.

Steamed vegetables recipe

To cook steamed vegetables, you will need the following products:

  • 150 g canned mushrooms
  • 200 g salted eggplants, zucchini and bell pepper
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 5 stalks of asparagus
  • Parsley and dill
  • Spices to taste

First of all, you need to wash the vegetables under water, then you should cut the salted eggplants and zucchini in small cubes, with pieces of asparagus. Peppers must be cleaned, washed and cut into pieces of medium size. After that, open the canned mushrooms and drain the liquid from them. Next, you need to finely chop the garlic and herbs. Now, in deep dishes, mix the zucchini, asparagus, pickled eggplants, mushrooms and pepper, add salt, spices and mix everything carefully. Then all vegetables should be placed in a double boiler and cook for 30 minutes. After this time, you should carefully remove the prepared vegetables, add olive oil, garlic and decorate with greens. Dish must be served hot.

Steamed fish recipe

If you do not know how to cook the fish for a couple, then the recipe that will be described below will be just the way. You will need the following products:

  • Salmon steaks or any other fish fillet
  • Olive oil
  • Tablespoon dried herbs
  • Ground black pepper
  • Salt

Fillet or steaks should be washed and dried.After that, you need to sprinkle the fish with olive oil, and then rub the pieces of fish with salt, herbs and black pepper, and leave it all for 20 minutes, so that the fish is saturated with flavors. Then we shift it in a double boiler, in one layer. Cooking fish is not long, 10 minutes is enough. Steamed light fish should be prepared for the fish; mashed potatoes or vegetable puree, vegetable salad or steamed potatoes are well suited.

It is worth noting that you can steam cook in convection oven, saucepan with steam basket, electric double boiler, but most people like the slow cooker.


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