I bought this bamboo steamer a while ago on Amazon. When I was looking to purchase it, I had a lot of trouble understanding whether I needed to buy something else besides the steamer itself. A few weeks ago, someone asked if I had found any pictures to help me (since that’s what I commented on in the review).
So anyway, here’s how I use my steamer! I use it all the time to make Trader Joe’s frozen wontons and sometimes for veggies like broccoli. Here’s my how to:
|Place the steamer into a wok or electric skillet filled with about and inch of water (I use an old electric skillet). You don’t need a rack or anything underneath, the bottom of the steamer is elevated from the water.|
|When the water starts to boil, remove the lid–you should see steam.|
|Put down a layer of parchment paper and then your food. Add the lid and steam away!|
If you want to steam two things at once, put the one that needs more steam (usually the fish or thicker thing) on the bottom.