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Steamed Artichokes and Ravioli
Learning which pans work best for steaming different vegetables in a combi steam oven is a process of trial and error. Take artichokes for example, you would think they would steam perfectly in the perforated pan but actually results are much better when they are steamed in a solid pan with a little water and lemon.
If the pans that came with your oven are either too big or too small you can use an oven safe casserole dish. Allow approximately 30 minutes to steam the artichokes, and since it’s a shame to miss the opportunity to steam something else at the same time why not steam some ravioli and toss them with some freshly made pesto for an easy delicious meal.
For the Artichokes
4 - medium sized globe artichokes, cut into quarters, choke removed
1 - lemon, sliced
3 - sprigs oregano
½ - cup water
Heat the oven in the Steam Mode, 212 degrees.
For the Ravioli
2 - 8oz packages ravioli
1 - cup water
Combi Steam Oven Artichokes
Arrange the artichokes in the solid oven pan or an oven safe casserole dish with the lemon slices and oregano. Add ½ cup of water and slide the pan into the oven. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Test the artichokes for doneness by inserting the point of a sharp knife into the choke.
Serve with melted butter or dipping sauce of your choice.
Combi Steam Oven Ravioli
Heat the oven in the Steam Mode, 212 degrees. Place the ravioli in the large solid oven cooking pan and add 1 cup of water for 2 packages of ravioli. Slide the pan into the oven under the artichokes and cook for 4 - 5 minutes until the pasta is tender. Drain carefully and toss with your preferred sauce.
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Combi Steam Whole Fish
When steaming whole fish in the Combi-Steam oven, select the solid pan or use an oven-safe casserole dish. Then add the aromatics you wish to use to flavor the fish together with just enough water to cover the base of the pan and maybe even a splash of wine if appropriate. The cooking time will be a little longer than when fish is steamed over boiling water, but the succulent results are well worth the extra 8 - 10 minutes of cooking time.
Cooking the Fish
2 whole tilapia or striped sea bass, scales and fins removed
1” piece of fresh ginger, thinly sliced
2 scallions, thinly sliced into 2” long diagonal strips
1 lemon, thinly sliced
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sesame oil
Serving the Fish
1 small red Jalapeno chili pepper, cut into very thin circles
2 scallions, thinly sliced into 2” long diagonal strip
4 tbsp sesame oil, heated
Heat the oven in the Steam mode, 100% Humidity, 212 Degrees
Pour about ¼ - ½ a cup of water into the solid Combi-Steam oven Pan.
Cut a few diagonal slits in the fish and place the fish in the prepared pan.
Place the lemon and ginger slices in the slits and put any remaining slices in the belly together with the scallions.
Pour the soy sauce over the fish then drizzle the sesame oil over the fish. Place in the oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes until the fish flakes easily from the bone.
Place the fish on a platter and sprinkle the reserved scallions and chili pepper over the fish.
Heat the sesame oil until sizzling then pour it over the fish.