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Steamed Couscous and Corn Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil

Couscous is a quick cooking grain that blends well with vegetables for this light salad or side dish. The combination of fresh corn, heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil is a divine celebration of summer’s bounty. While the couscous and corn are steaming mix the dressing and chop the tomatoes, for an easy delicious meal.

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½ cup whole wheat couscous

½ cup of water

¼ tsp, Kosher salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 - 4 ears fresh corn, husk removed and kernels scraped from the cob

2 large heirloom tomatoes, cut into ½” dice

1 large handful fresh basil leaves, chopped or torn into small pieces


¼ cup lemon juice

¼ cup olive oil

1 tbsp honey

½ tsp sea salt

Dash of freshly ground pepper


Heat the Combi Steam oven in the Steam Mode 212 ℉ to cook the couscous and corn.

Combine the couscous, water, salt and olive oil in a small oven casserole, place in the oven and cook for 12 - 15 minutes until the water is absorbed and the couscous is dry and fluffy.

Place the corn kernels in a small perforated pan and cook in the Steam mode for 7 minutes. 

While the couscous and corn are cooking, whisk the salad ingredients together in a measuring cup and set aside. Combine the cooked couscous and corn in a medium bowl and stir in the dressing. Combine gently with 2 forks, then stir in the tomatoes and basil.  Allow the salad to sit for 30 minutes to an hour before serving.

Variations:  Add, ½ diced cucumber or 1 medium firm avocado diced.


Susanne Jensen

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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.


Paul Tang


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.

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