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Steamed Fish and Seafood Recipes

A lot of doctors and nutritionists are recommending that we eat fish 2 or 3 times a week for the sake of having a healthier heart and circulatory system. Food steamers are a great way to prepare your heart healthy fish and seafood. Weíve put together a few quick ideas for you on how to use a food steamer to prepare these foods. These are not all inclusive, but should give you a general idea of how to steam some of these. You can always get creative and add your own touch to these basic steamer recipes.

Steamed Fish

Steamed fish is very easy to make and very fast. You can steam any type of fish. Catfish, cod, white fish, tilapia, orange roughy and just about any other fish will do well. Itís easiest to steam fish fillets or steaks, but you could steam a whole cleaned fish if you have room in your steamer.

Fish can be cooked in a steamer basket that goes into a pot on the stove, or it can be done in a steamer that goes into a microwave. In either case, just make sure you use a little oil or non-stick cooking spray to keep the fish from sticking to the steamer.

To cook fish, bring some water to a boil, then place the fillets in the steamer and set it inside the pot. Remember, you donít want the water to touch the fish. Steam covered. Check the fish after 3 or 4 minutes. If it flakes with a fork, itís done. Larger pieces and whole fish will require more time.

To season the fish you can add your choice before cooking: lemon, lime, salt, pepper, paprika, or anything else that appeals to you. Try placing a slice of onion on each fillet.

Steamed Oysters

These are very tasty and very easy to cook. Itís just a matter of washing off the shells and putting them in a food steamer. Check them after about 10 minutes (larger oysters may take up to 20 minutes). When they are done you will notice the shells starting to open. Many people love these with Tabasco sauce.

Steamed Clams

To steam clams youíll want to clean them well with a scrub brush. Try to close any open shells by tapping on the shell. If it wonít close, donít use it. In a steamer, add enough water to cover the bottom and bring it to a boil. Put the clams on a rack in the steamer and steam covered for around 5 minutes or more. Youíll know they are done when the shells open.

Steamed Shrimp

This one is as simple as placing the de-headed deveined shrimp in the steamer basket over boiling water, covering and cooking until the shrimp have turned pink. Now if you want to spice it up you can add a little beer to the water and season the shrimp with a good Cajun seasoning or other seafood seasoning such as Old Bay.


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