HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >

Discussion

Do I need to oil steam basket if I am going to steam fish?

  • 4
  • Share

Hi I have never steamed fish before, I am just curious if I need to oil the steaming basket before laying the fish in?
I was trying to do this without any fat/oil which is why I opted for steaming vs sauteing, baking, etc..

If I don't end up oiling it anyway will a bunch of it stick?

Thanks

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
Posting Guidelines | FAQs | Feedback
Cancel
  1. Lay a piece of cabbage leaf or butter lettuce underneath the fish or on top of the basket. Better yet use one of those large Dinosaur kale leaves.

    2 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      hey thank you guys i will try both repliers' methods out.

      thanks!!

      1. re: ipsedixit

        Yes!

      2. I don't.

        If you are going to steam a fish and worry about sticking, then you can always

        1) steam the fish in a plate

        http://relishmama.com.au/Blog/wp-cont...

        2) lay some vegetable down -- basically separating the fish from the steamer.

        http://www.kimanddon.com/wp-content/u...

        3) Use parchment paper: