Tuesday Treats: Steamy!
Happy Valentine’s day everyone! Decided to do a quick Tuesday Treat today because hey… I love you.
It’s cold outside and one of the best ways to prepare a warm meal is to steam it.
It’s a technique that quite frankly doesn’t get a lot of credit.
When you think about it though, it might be the best cooking technique out there. It’s almost always quick and you can steam anything from veggies to doughs to meats.
It also happens to be the healthiest way to cook food since it requires no (or very little) oil or added fats.
I’ve been rocking my bamboo steamer recently for all kinds of quick steamed dishes and I realized that it’s a piece of kitchen equipment that a lot of people probably don’t have.
So, I figured I’d give a few away!
The Bamboo Steamer
For some reason Americans are prone to using the steel steamers that sit right in the pot. These do an okay job. I have one and use it occasionally.
But they just aren’t as good as bamboo steamers.
For starters, the bamboo steamer doesn’t sit 1/4 inch above the water. It allows the steam to circulate more around the food which results in a softer cooking process.
If you steam broccoli, for example, in a bamboo steamer, you can end up with a bright green vegetable that still has a slight crunch to it. This is pretty hard to do in the steel insert steamer though. You’re more likely to end up with broccoli mush.
In short, you probably don’t have a bamboo steamer and you probably should have one!
For this Tuesday Treat, I’m giving away three 12 inch bamboo steamers. They have two layers so you can stack food on top of food and are large enough to fit on a pretty wide range of pots or woks.
Tuesday Treat Rules
Just a reminder about the Tuesday Treat rules.
The whole idea behind these giveaways is that they are quick. This contest will close at 7PM Eastern time tonight (Tuesday) and I’ll pick THREE winners at random. That means that you have just 12 hours to sign up.
Unfortunately, I can’t ship internationally so just U.S. entries please.
Those three winners will get a nice, new bamboo steamer sent to them as soon as possible!
How to enter?
It doesn’t get much easier. Just leave a comment and you’re entered!
If you happen to be reading this in an email, you need to comment on the actual post to be entered please.
Good luck everyone!