Looking for a fun way to freshen up familiar seafood dishes? Look no further! Steam seafood with your favorite vegetables to infuse it with all kinds of delicious flavor. When you’re looking for a meal to share, dim sum recipes are a great option. Try it tonight!
2 Cup Vegetables of choice, (green preferably), steamed
2 Celery stalks, chopped
1 Banana leaf, or parchment paper
1 Lime, juiced
1 Garlic clove
1 Jalapeno pepper
2 Tsp Pickled ginger
1 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 Bunch Fresh basil, chopped
The first step in preparing steamed seafood in a dim sum style is to make a quick broth (or court-bouillon). Start by filling a medium sized pot with water, and celery stalks into large pieces, adding them to the pot.
Next, chop a large clove of garlic roughly and add it to the pot. You can adjust the amount of garlic to your personal taste, especially as you become more comfortable with steaming.
Cut a lime in half and squeeze the juice of both halves into the pot. Leave both halves in with the broth, and bring it to a boil.
As you're boiling your broth, place a banana leaf in the base of a bamboo steamer before adding scallops, clams, and shrimp. Add half your pickled ginger to the seafood, and season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
Cover the steamer and place on top of your boiling broth. Let the steam cook it for approximately ten to fifteen minutes. Once it's cooked, top with fresh chopped basil and a side of soy sauce and pickled ginger.
Ready to serve!
Did you know?
When you steam foods instead of boiling them directly in water, you ensure that you’re not losing valuable flavor, texture, and, of course, nutrition. Additionally, the steaming process makes foods far easier to digest, increasing their bioavailability. Plus, you’re not relying on oils to help cook your food – it’s just evaporated water! Steaming food allows its natural benefits to shine through, more so than in other cooking methods, and because of how steamers can stack, you can cook multiple foods all at once, all free of worry!
We’re big fans of seafood recipes like this one, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments below!