It sat in a reduced section in the supermarket amongst unsold Valentine tat, unwanted toys and tools. Not exactly expensive to begin with, the cost had been reduced by over a third, and for something I fancied trying £11 was not much to pay. Into the trolley it went and yesterday evening I used my new steamer to cook vegetables to accompany our chicken dinner.
I cut carrots in thick diagonal slices and put these in the bottom basket and set it to steam. Then I cut sticks of celery into two inch pieces, and placed broccoli florets in beside these with a scattering of thinly sliced red pepper to add colour. That went into the second basket which was placed onto the one already cooking.
The basic booklet with the steamer said not to season until cooked when I added a grinder twist of salt to both and black pepper and a knob of butter to the carrots.
The veg was excellent with an unbelievably rich flavour, and the cooking juices which had gathered in the drip tray I added to give additional oomph to the chicken gravy.
I have a marrow for this evening. Can’t wait to taste the result. Think I’m hooked.
Does anyone have any great steaming recipes they’d like to share?