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When you are steaming veggies in a steamer basket...

nikki Feb 15, 2005 11:31 AM

Do you season with salt after they are finished OR

Do you sprinkle a little salt on the veggies while they steam?

p.s. this veggies are directly on top of the basket, no wax paper, no heat-proof plate nothing!

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    MSPD RE: nikki Feb 15, 2005 11:48 AM

    Not one of your options, but I've found that if I add the salt (and other desired seasonings) to the water itself, it sort of infuses everything very evenly.

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      Zoe RE: MSPD Feb 16, 2005 10:59 AM

      The first meal my partner made for me 23 years ago included vegetables steamed in a basket over water that was infused with a variety of herbs (fresh). I thought I was in heaven (still am but the vegetables are now microwaved in a tupperware micro vegetable dish).

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      Linda W. RE: nikki Feb 15, 2005 11:56 AM

      I sprinkle a good pinch of kosher salt on top before they're steamed.

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        p.j. RE: nikki Feb 15, 2005 02:50 PM

        No salt added before or during steaming. Them as wants it can add it at the table.
        We try to use as little salt as possible. Lemon juice is great on veggies.

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