Wednesday, July 4, 2012

FABBY: Salmon and Veggies on a Bamboo Basket Steamer

Hi my lovely ladies from all over the world!  I hope you had a terrific 4th. OF JULY today, Wednesday the 4th.  I will be going out for dinner with friends, so mine it's not over yet!! Hope you all had lots of hot-dogs, lol..

I made a salmon with veggies steamed in a bamboo steamer basket I always wanted to try and was curious about. I bought it while I was visiting my grands for Victoria's birthday, which I will post too one of these days. I always wanted to make something in this steamer, besides the fact that it's healthier, with Omega3, Fatty Acid and lighter all the way!! I thought of Marty, from A Stroll Thru Life, while cooking cause she always makes great and light recipes only takes 10 minutes to cook and it's way delish! It was fun to cook everything all at once and so fast too. Very interesting and fun, besides, now I understand why orientals are so thin!!

 Here are the veggies I put in it with nothing on, just wash them and that's it! You can add any dressing later.
 Here are the two pieces of salmon I had marinated and left in the fridge for two hours in a Ziploc bag with the following: 2 Tablespoons of soy sauce, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, pepper to taste, 4 fresh and mashed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon Olive oil and finally 2 Tablespoons water. (I added no salt cause soy sauce is enough for me, though). While it's in the fridge turn the salmon a couple of times Than take it out and in the first tier basket place a piece of parchment paper and on top the salmon with a little of the marinate-liquid.
 I added two pieces of red pepper, or more if you wish.
 Now I have in the bottom tier basket my veggies and in the top one, my salmon..cover and let steam on top of the wok with a little water on, and the basket goes on top..just like you would any other steamer, though. After only 10 minutes it's perfect and dinner is ready.
 Here is what this dish looks like and take my word for it..IT IS YUMMY!! You could add to your plate some white cooked rice, or just like the one I served for me..hubby loves it with the rice too!
 Very healthy and light in calories. You can do pork pieces with vegetables, chicken breast and shrimp too. I bet anyone will even loose weight eating this way, lol..
To wash the baskets, you do the following: Wash the baskets in running water with NO SUDS as the salmon makes it, place some water in the clean wok, put it on fire and steam again with the juice of 1 big lemon for about 5 to 7 minutes and that's it! It'll smell just fine after it. Let the basket dry in an airy room and store as well, in an airy place..NOT in drawers, nor boxes.
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  1. Hi Fabby. Wow, I've heard of steaming food in these baskets but didn't know it cooked that fast. It looks so delicious and healthy. Thanks for sharing the cooking tips. Have a great day!
    Hugs, Pamela

  2. Un très joli billet rempli de saveurs...
    Je cuisine beaucoup de cette manière. La cuisine gastronomique, c'est délicieux aussi mais trop riche alors il ne faut pas trop en abuser...
    Alors qu'en cuisinant ta recette aucune contre indication. Vraiment génial !
    Je te fais de gros bisous et bon appétit bien sûr !

  3. I have never used a steamer like this but will be looking for one soon! We have an international grocery store we like to shop for veggies and fresh fish. We call it 'The STINKY Store!' Bet they will have these steamers there.
    We are going back to eating healthy low fat low calorie meals. Funny how weight LOST will come BACK when you quit eating so healthy!!

  4. Hi Fabby. Happy 4th to you. Your salmon looks wonderful with the veggies. I have also used my bamboo steamer to cook salmon. XO Linda

  5. We adore salmon Fabby and what a healthy way to cook it. thanks, olive

  6. Hi Fabby, I have always been interested in trying one of these steamers, and you have taken the mystery out of it for me so now I can try it. I like using lemon to kill the smell of many things and this is another great way to ue that delicious citrus! Thanks for the ideas! Linda

  7. Wow! I will have to try this, Fabby. Looks delish. I have to go on a diet cause I gained so much weight having so many guests and trips lately. I know I have a bamboo steamer somewhere that I haven't used. Happy 4th!...Christine

  8. Una receta muy saludable ideal para no aumentar e peso.
    Cariños Fabby

  9. Hello, dear Fabby. I loved your post tonight. I love salmon and veggies and this sure sounds delicious cooked in the bamboo steamer. I am going to try this very soon (as soon as I can find a bamboo steamer!) We have a small Oriental grocery store near our mall here that may have them. It is healthy cooking, for sure!
    I never did get a chance to comment on your Fourth of July table-scape, so I also wanted to add that I thought you had done such a beautiful job of arranging the table for one of our favorite holidays...yes, the hot dogs and whole nine yards!!! LOL
    Have a happy up-coming weekend.
    Big hugs and love, Francy

  10. It look delicious.


  11. Wish I could have joined you far this feast. Nothing like a good serving of salmon.

  12. That looks just wonderful! Next time I see a set of the steamer baskets for sale, I just might have to indulge!

  13. I used to use a bamboo steamer all the time back in the days of big house and family. I'm afraid there isn't any room for for such a large piece of equipment any longer. My late husband used to love to make pot stickers in one. Now that my girls are living elsewhere and I live alone, I still steam, but in a very small pot with an even smaller insert!
    Your meal looks delicious and healthy. Here in the Northwest, salmon is plentiful, and affordable and often on the menu.
    Lovely post, Fabby, as always.

  14. Now I am hungry and you are to blame hahaha.

    Thank you for joining Color Connection last week. Come and join this week, the linky is up now.

  15. Healthy meal! This is one of my favorite meals to fix and eat. Thanks for the tips.

  16. You've inspired me to buy a bamboo steamer! Thanks. ~ Maureen

  17. Fabby, Boy that looks great. I have never used one buy I have often wondered about them. I love and eat salmon at least once a week and this would be an extremely healthy to eat.
    Thanks for sharing, Love to you, Ginger

  18. That salmon looks phenomenal. I never thought to steam it... great idea!

  19. Sounds delicious and so healthy! Thanks so much for sharing it at Inspiration Friday. You know we always love having you join us! :-)

  20. Soooo...Not only do you set a beautiful table you cook, too? Did you ever tell your hubby how lucky he is to have you?

    My hubby would absolutely LOVE this meal! Thanks for sharing it here.

    Blessings- I hope you are having a great week-xo Diana

  21. Hi Fabby,
    I know this baskets from Chinese Dim Sum. But the way you cooked the salmon and vegetable is ingenial. Amazing, how quick this cooks. Thank you for introducing me with this interesting cooking way.
    Best greetings, Johanna

  22. Sounds like a very healthy meal and those steamer baskets look like they're fun to use-enjoy:@)

  23. I'm so amazed that cooking like this is so quick, easy healthy and delicious looking.
    Your meal is so inviting!!!!!

  24. This looks like a meal I would love to have. We eat so much seafood when we are in Maine because all is fresh. I'm trying this!

  25. Your salmon meal look delicious!!! I need to eat more steamed vegetables, but I'm in a rut of roasting everything, ha!
    Thank you so much for visiting and for the sweet note you left about the dining room! I'm excited about all the meals and memories we'll make in there.

  26. It seems really delish. Maybe I try that one day! Dropping by from " Kids-e-connection.

  27. What a healthy meal, so yummy!

    Visiting for Color Connection- hope you can stop by..

  28. Hi, coming over from the kids e-connection. Your dish looks absolutely delicious!

  29. A great post, and great tip re the cleaning. I've always wanted to try a bamboo steamer, but had no idea what to really do with one - now, thanks to you, I do! Wonderful!
    Happy Pink Saturday from a cold and raining UK.

  30. First, thank you so much for your visit and for leaving such sweet comment!! Sometimes I wished that I could be teeny tiny and live in those mini homes myself, lol. Oh your dinner looks so delicious!! and the tablescape below gorgeous!
    Wish you a wonderful weekend!! Hugs.

  31. I had a steamer basket for years but never knew how to use it Fabby so I sold it at a garage sale. Seeing your delish meal I now wish I had kept it!

  32. Fabby:

    This looks great!

    - The Tablescaper

  33. Hello Fabby!
    Wow, your meal looks delicious!! I have seen those bamboo steamers before and wondered how well they worked, Thank You for sharing!!

    I hope you have a wonderful day!
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

  34. This looks delicious! I have never used a steamer... I would love to learn!

    Please join me at StoneGable for ON THE MENU MONDAY, my weekly foodie/recipe/menu linky party going on now. Your yummy menu would be a welcomed addition!!!

  35. Wow, that looks wonderful.
    Never thought of steaming fish in one of those baskets. Looks very appetizing! My hubby loves salmon,
    not so true for me......unless it doesn't taste

    Blessings, Nellie

  36. Looks good, Fabby. Great tip oncleaning the steamer!

  37. That looks amazing and to think it was all steamed?!!

    I will have to find some of those wicker baskets. I think I had them years ago but never knew what to do with them!
    I think I dried flowers with them?

    Who knew!
    So lucky to know you, Fabby.

  38. Looks fantastic and healthy too.

    I found you on Stone Gable's On the Menu Monday. I have linked in bacon and scrambled egg rolls. Have a nice week.

  39. Fabby, your meal looks so good. I have never tried cooking with a steam basket. I bet your salmon was really moist that way.

  40. Your blog post reminded me that I have wanted one of these steamer baskets for a long time. I just happen to have a gift card and you've help me to decide just what I'm going to get. This looks delicious. Thanks for the encouragement and great recipe.

  41. hey first visit and I certainly enjoyed myself...glad I stopped by..
    see ya soon

  42. Hey thank you so much for following Carole's Chatter. I am now following you, too!
    Have a great week!

  43. What a great meal! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  44. Looking at the salmon makes me drool hahaha.

    Thank you for linking up to Color Connection. Come and join again this week, the linky is up now.

  45. Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.Drapery cleaning new York


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