Re: [gardeners] Food Steamer

George Shirley (
Sat, 02 Jan 1999 16:06:20 -0600

Yup, haven't tried scallops, too pricey around here. Shrimp and fish are excellent
steamed as are blue crabs. We never boil shrimp or crabs but always steam them
with a little Old Bay seasoning in the steaming water. You have to watch fish
carefully until you figure the time you need or you can steam them to mush without
meaning to. I steamed some whole bass the other day with a couple of rosemary
twigs in the steamer. Superb!


Rosemary Carlson wrote:

> Anyone know how seafood (shrimp, scallops, or fish filets) are in a steamer?
> Rosemary in snowy (3 inches!) Eastern KY - who is glad she has a 4-wheel
> drive!
> At 08:41 AM 1/2/99 -0600, you wrote:
> >Let's see, got an Aurora steamer that I mostly cook rice in, but sometimes
> >steam veggies. Got a microwave veggie steamer that I really like as it's
> quick
> >but does the job. Broccoli takes 5 minutes and is crispy crunchy the way we
> >like it. Got the oriental steamer basket made of bamboo but seldom use it
> >unless I've got lots of time. Pretty much you can steam a mixture of veggies
> >without a problem in any of them. Steamed green beans and small onions are
> >right good.
> >
> >George
> >
> >Rosemary Carlson wrote:
> >
> >> Hi all: Well, today I hit the after Xmas sales. Good stuff! Got a desk I
> >> needed for my office and a sweater chest for my bedroom. Both really needed
> >> - and both WONDERFUL bargains. Cherry desk, mahogany chest. LESS than half
> >> price. Super!
> >>
> >> But, I'm writing to ask all of you about a food steamer. I've wanted one
> >> FOREVER - and found a top of the line Oster on sale today for $15!!! So,
> >> I've got it. Any tricks? Any good recipes? I can't WAIT to cook seafood and
> >> veggies in it!! Anyone have one? I really wanted a Chinese bamboo - but
> >> couldn't find one. I'll be anxious to hear your experiences!
> >>
> >> Rosemary in FRIGID Eastern KY where we are expecting 2 inches (more) of
> >> snow and MORE ice than THAT! AACCKK!!!
> >
> >