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Steamer Tray

Post  TriciaB on 31.12.11 8:42

Hi. I have looked on this site and also on the internet to try to find out how I should use the steamer tray which came with my oven. So far I haven't found anything. Is it possible to use it without wrapping the vegetables in foil please? I feel that by using the foil and water method you are really boiling the veg rather than steaming them - but I could be wrong - again! confused

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Post  Admin on 31.12.11 10:04

Hi Tricia,
I believe we all started to wrap the vegetables in foil when steaming to stop them getting dry and crispy.
You need a high temperature to turn the water (which you place in a small container on the bottom rack) into steam. Because the heat source in on top, it dehydrates the veg.

You don’t put a lot of water in the foil parcel, just a few drops. Arrange the foil parcels on the steamer tray – place it on the top rack.

Why don’t you experiment with some broccoli to see which style of steaming works best for you.

chef

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Post  TriciaB on 31.12.11 16:19

thank-you Once again, my thanks to you Reeta. What you say about dehydration of the vegetables really makes sense. I think I will do as you suggest and have a go at steaming the veg in foil and also try putting the veg on the steamer tray with a bowl of water underneath, but I will cover the top of the vegetables with foil or a suitable dish and see how that goes. I will post on here to let you know how I get on.
Yesterday I ordered from Amazon 'How To Cook Complete Meals in Your Halogen Cooker by Catherine Atkinson'. To my surprise it arrived today (with free p&p)! It is a super little book (160 pages including the index). There are lots of lovely recipes which tell you exactly what to do, and which rack to use and whether or not to use the extension ring and whether you need to increase or decrease the temperature as you go along.
It even goes as far as telling you how to 'cheat' if you want or are rushed for time because it tells you the amount of potatoes, or powdered mashed potatoes, and the number of cloves of garlic, or how much garlic paste you need. Unfortunately there are no photographs (usually a disappointment to me), but because of the well written description for each recipe I can't wait to get started - just wish we hadn't had lunch out today!! The book retails at £5.99 but Amazon are selling it for £4.13, and they also have a Kindle version if anyone is interested. I hope this helps anyone else like me - a newbie to halogen oven cooking and still (up until I read this book) petrified of using it! Thanks again Reeta. Tricia happy-dancing

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Post  Admin on 01.01.12 9:20

you\'re welcome Triacia.

Thank you for sharing this book with us. It must be a new one, not seen it before.

I have uploaded the details and picture in our halogen oven recipes books collection.
(See the book widget on the left)

thank you

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