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Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger, Soy Sauce and Sesame Oil
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.
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Steamed Couscous Broccoli Salad with Almonds
Quick cooking grains such as couscous and bulgur can be cooked by pouring boiling water over them, covering the pan, and leaving the grain to absorb the water or you can cook them in the steam oven using the Steam-mode. Of course, the benefit of using your steam oven is that you can cook some vegetables at the same time for an easy delicious salad or side dish.
If your oven doesn’t have small-sized pans to cook the ½ cup of couscous, use a small pyrex or other ovenproof casserole dishes.
½ cup whole wheat couscous (I used the Trader Joe’s brand)
½ cup water
2 large broccoli crowns, florets, and some tender slices of the stem only
½ red onion, minced
½ cup dried cranberries
½ cup toasted almonds (toasted in regular Bake mode 350 for 10 minutes)
½ cup toasted pepitas (toasted with the almonds)
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp apple cider or golden balsamic vinegar
Heat the steam oven in the steam mode at 212 degrees.
Place the couscous in a small solid pan and add ½ cup of water and a pinch of kosher salt.
Place the broccoli florets and stems in the perforated pan.
Slide the pans into the oven and set the timer for 6 minutes. Remove the broccoli and set it aside to cool before adding to the remaining salad ingredients. Leave the couscous in the oven for another 6 - 8 minutes until all the water has been absorbed.
Combine the remaining ingredients in a large shallow bowl and prepare the dressing.
Combine the dressing ingredients in a glass measuring cup, mix well and add a good pinch of sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.