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Feb 15, 2005 11:31 AM

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

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: MSPD

      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).

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

      1. 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.