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12 Perfect Steamed Recipes from Japan
November 28, 2016
Cooking with steam is beneficial in many ways. It preserves the water content and nutrition of the ingredients, and brings out the umami in the best way, not to mention avoiding using oil.
More than anything, the steam that billows forth when you open the lid adds to the presentation.
We often use bamboo steamers in Japan, but you can also find recipes that use a pot, frying pan, or microwave too.
Why not add an extra steamed dish to your dinner table today?
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The ultimate steamed egg recipe. You can pick out the ingredients inside with chopsticks, then stir up the leftover egg and drink it like soup at the end.
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It is common to use vegetables for making sweets. Steaming sweet potatoes enhances its sweetness.
Steam-stewed Pork Belly and Cabbage
Thinly sliced pork belly and cabbage leaves layered, then steamed. The cabbage absorbs the pork's umami. This light, but tasty, dish will surprise you with how much you can eat!
Steamed Cheese Bread
This dish is made healthier with the power of steam. The saltiness of the cheese and the slight sweetness of the dough match really well.
Easy Healthy Vegetables Seafood
Lightly Steamed Cabbage and Clams
Steaming asari clams makes them plump and soft. When the cabbage is heated, it reduces in volume, so make sure to put enough in.
The distinctive chicken smell is reduced by steaming with sake. You can dress it with your favorite sauce.
Average Party Seafood Chicken
Chicken Breast Steamed with Cabbage
Beautiful presentation with avocado and tomato. You can use bean sprouts instead of cabbage, too.
Salmon Steamed with Ginger
When you steam ginger, its spiciness mellows, yet it still has a warming effect on the body. Steaming also reduces the fishiness of salmon. It is delicious to dip the bread into the excess, umami-rich sauce left over from steaming.
Steamed Strawberry Flan
Flan is a French sweet like a rich pudding. It's light and soft when first made, but when cooled in the fridge, it becomes rich and condensed.
Average Party Vegetables Seafood
Carrot Chawan-mushi Savory Custard
Carrot chawan-mushi savory custard is the ultimate steamed Japanese dish. While cooking, it is very important to keep the heat low for a nice, smooth finish.
Steamed Pork Bowl with Lotus Root
For this recipe, you won't need a steamer; just a pot of water, with the bowl placed directly in the water to easily steam. When steaming like this, you can line the bottom of the pot with a thick paper towel to stabilize the bowl.