Steaming: 20 recipes from appetizer to dessert

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Steam cooking allows you to prepare many light recipes from appetizers to desserts. In fact, not only rice and vegetables are steamed but also muffins, cakes and biscuits. Steam cooking is very convenient in summer when you don't want to turn on the oven because of the heat and those with a steamer can also avoid staying in the stove.



Steam cooking allows you to prepare many light recipes from appetizer to dessert. In fact, not only rice and vegetables are steamed but also muffins, cakes and biscuits. Steam cooking is very convenient in summer when you don't want to turn on the oven because of the heat and those with a steamer can also avoid staying in the stove. If you love steam cooking and if you have already tried it, you already know that it is a light way to prepare your dishes without weighing them down with cooking fats. Then you can season and flavor the steamed dishes with raw extra virgin olive oil and spices.


Here is a collection of recipes to be steamed to bring to the table many new dishes, different from appetizers to desserts.


Index

Steamed appetizers

Steamed vegetable carpaccio

Photo source: Dietaland

Are you looking for a light appetizer? Here is the steamed vegetable carpaccio, to be prepared with vegetables cut into thin slices, such as courgettes and carrots, to be seasoned with oil and lemon. Here the recipe.

Chinese steamed buns

Photo source: The Whimsical Pumpkin

If you want to serve gods small sandwiches as an appetizer or for your buffet try to prepare steamed Chinese buns, which exist in both salty and slightly sweet versions. Of course, for the appetizer you will prefer the savory version. Here the recipe.

Steamed pepper rolls

Photo source: A blade of chives

With peppers, potatoes, black olives and salted capers you can prepare steamed rolls to serve to your guests as an appetizer. You can also steam the potatoes for the filling.

Read also: PEPPERS: 10 RECIPES TO ENJOY THEM

Steamed Brussels sprouts

Photo source: iFood

This is a truly original idea to serve steamed Brussels sprouts as an appetizer in the form of 'pops' and topped with tasty dried fruit. Here is the recipe to follow.

Read also: BRUSSELS SPROUTS: 10 RECIPES TO MAKE THEM MORE TASTY (EVEN FOR CHILDREN)

Steamed first courses

Steamed ravioli


I steamed ravioli they are easy to make at home in a meatless version suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. You can prepare vegan steamed ravioli with a vegetable filling and maybe even add some seitan.


Steamed basmati rice

Photo source: Cucinaconoi

Il basmati rice it lends itself very well to steaming. You can serve it seasoned with a sauce of your choice or with spices, such as cumin and cardamom. Here is the recipe to follow.

Steamed quinoa with vegetables

Photo source: Scent of good things

Quinoa steamed in about 20 minutes in the same way as for rice. You can serve it with steamed vegetables, such as carrots, courgettes and aubergines. Here the recipe.

Read also: 10 TASTY QUINOA BASED RECIPES

Steamed potato dumplings

Photo Source: The Secret Potion

You can prepare the gnocchi from steamed potatoes. The advice is to cook the potatoes after cutting them into wedges and let them cool before mixing them with flour. Here the recipe.

Read also: POTATO GNOCCHI: 10 RECIPES TO SEASON THEM

Steamed second courses

Steamed tofu and seitan

If you have never tried to prepare the steamed tofu, be inspired by Chinese cuisine and prepare it accompanying it with vegetables cut into very thin slices. To find out how, watch the video. Even seitan can be steamed, perhaps with a side dish of vegetables and legumes. Here is the recipe to follow.


Read also: 1O RECIPES WITH SEITAN

Steamed omelette and farifrittata

Photo source: Alchimia

In addition to the oven and in the pan you can cook the steamed omelette to make it lighter, of course by choosing the vegetable filling you prefer, from the classic courgettes to asparagus, cheeses up to wild herbs. Here the recipe. You can also prepare the steamed farifrittata (farifrittata is an omelette without eggs made with chickpea flour), you will have to cover the cooking basket with baking paper. Here all the instructions.


Read also: FARIFRITTATE: 10 RECIPES OF OMELETTE WITHOUT EGGS

Steamed vegetable meatballs

Photo source: Ginger and Tomato

The best way to have soft vegetables available for prepare the meatballs is to steam them and then let them cool and cool in order to work them at their best. Here the recipe.

Steamed stuffed courgette flowers

Photo source: Kitchen that passes you

Classic wines pumpkin flowers stuffed with ricotta they can be steamed and flavored with fresh aromatic herbs such as basil and parsley for a light second course. Here the recipe.

Steamed side dishes

Steamed artichokes

I steamed artichokes they take about 20-30 minutes to cook. They are lighter than artichokes cooked in a pan with the addition of oil or butter because they are fat-free. You can dress them with aromatic herbs such as oregano and rosemary.

Read also: ARTICHOKES: 10 VEG RECIPES TO ENJOY THEM

Cauliflower tops and steamed turmeric

Photo source: Easy cooking

This recipe was created to make a slightly different side dish based on steamed cauliflower, black olives, salted capers and turmeric powder for seasoning and flavoring. Here the complete recipe.

Trio of steamed vegetables

Photo source: A mom in the kitchen

Le steamed vegetables they are excellent to serve as a side dish and you can prepare a trio of steamed vegetables by choosing your favorites, such as carrots, potatoes and courgettes, which are usually liked by everyone, even children. Here the recipe.

Steamed spinach with the Thermomix

Source photo: Taste Blog

- steamed spinach they are a healthy and light side dish. It will be even easier to prepare them if you have a food processor or a steamer. Then you can dress them with sesame seeds or toasted almond flakes. Here the recipe.

Steamed desserts

Steamed brioche with chocolate

Photo source: I crave dessert

Have you ever tried to prepare steamed desserts? Experience the steamed brioche homemade with chocolate filling if you want to try your hand at new recipes. Here all the instructions.

Steamed apple, cinnamon and chia seed muffins

The steamed apple, cinnamon and chia seed muffins are an alternative version of the classic baked muffins. You can stuff them with apples, chia seeds and flavor with cinnamon. Here the recipe.

Steamed pistachio cake

Photo source: Frigo Rosa_

Thanks to steam cooking you can prepare an original pistachio cake to serve as a snack, as a dessert or as an accompaniment to a cup of tea. Here the recipe.

Steamed biscuits

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I steamed cookies they are a really unusual alternative to the classic shortbread biscuits. You can prepare them without having to turn on the oven. Are you curious to experience them? Here the recipe.

Which ones are they your recipes steamed do you prefer?

 

Marta Albè 

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