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CheFs please help!

So I bought everything for a delicious fondue and have a recipe I can handle. However I have some veggies as a few of the dippers (broccoli,cauliflower, and carrots) and I've never steamed veggies before! I know we aNt them steamed and not baked but I'm kind of baffled at how you do this. Any insider tips so this doesn't become a disaster? I really should have stuck with baking!
Don't Stop Believin' Hold on to that Feelin'
June 21, 2008


Merry Christmas and go Irish! Love, Taylor

Re: CheFs please help!

  • I have a Cuisinart rice cooker/veggie steamer that I use, but you can also get a cheap veggie steamer to place inside a sauce pan, or maybe your set of cookware came with one (some do, it would be a pot with holes in it that sits inside another pot).  Anyways you need something like to to steam.  Or one of the ziplock bag companies makes a bag you can microwave steam veggies in now.  Never used it but I saw a commercial.

    You need something that looks like this: http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/8263626/?catalogId=50&bnrid=3180501&cm_ven=Shopping&cm_cat=Froogle&cm_pla=default&cm_ite=default

    Put the veggies inside with some regular water on the bottom and cover with a lid.  Let the water come to a boil and steam the veggies (don't boil them as it takes out lots of nutrients).  I guess I let them go for about 5-10 minutes and check them with a fork.  The fork should slide easily through.

    It's super easy.  Raw veggies are also good with fondue.

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  • I don't have the steamer insert so what I do is use my metal strainer, place it on top of my largest pot which I have about 1/2 full with water.  bring to a boil, then place the veggies in the strainer and cover with  my largest pan cover.  It works well.


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  • Thanks!
    Don't Stop Believin' Hold on to that Feelin'
    June 21, 2008


    Merry Christmas and go Irish! Love, Taylor
  • We always do raw veggies with our fondue.  Enjoy!
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  • You don't even need a steamer.  Just put everything in a bowl with some saran wrap on top.  Sprinkle a tiny bit of water in the bowl first and then microwave them.  Just start short and cook more as needed (you don't want to overcook).  This is how my Mom does them all the time.
  • I do the same as naylon but with a casserole dish with a glass top (slightely ajar)
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