A steamer is a handy kitchen tool that every home cook should have! Whether you’re using a bamboo steamer or an insert in a pot, it can be used to cook veggies, rice, shellfish, and even cake! In this post, we’re sharing 16 of the most popular steamer recipes.
Best Steamed Recipes
Steaming broccoli is quick and easy, and comes out perfectly tender-crisp every time. Be sure to steam the broccoli just until it turns bright green.
Steamed Crab Legs
Using a steamer to reheat crab legs is incredibly easy! Just place the crab legs in the steamer over boiling water, cover the pot and steam for about 6 minutes. Serve with melted butter and lemon wedges.
Steamed Carrot Cake
This steamed carrot cake is perfectly moist, tender, and delicious! It takes about 40 minutes to cook, and when it’s cool enough, top it with the sweet cream cheese frosting included in the recipe.
The salmon in this dish is perfectly seasoned with coriander, cumin, and Mediterranean aleppo pepper. Serve it with your favorite sides for a delicious meal!
Spinach takes just minutes to make and is perfectly tender when steamed. Season it gently with salt, pepper, garlic powder, butter, and fresh lemon juice for a healthy and tasty side dish!
If you love tamales, this recipe provides step-by-step instructions on how to steam tamales in 4 easy ways!
These steamed bao buns are soft, delicate, and perfect for sharing. Enjoy them on their own or stuff them with delicious fillings!
Steamed Chinese Pork Buns
These soft steamed buns are filled with a juicy and flavorful pork filling. Enjoy them as a tasty grab-and-go snack!
Soft and fluffy rice is one of the easiest sides to enjoy with a variety of meats and veggies. Use a steamer for perfect results every time!
Steamed Mango Mochi
Your kids will love the sweet flavors of this delicious steamed mango mochi! It’s quite easy to make and you’ll only need a handful of ingredients.
Steamed Potatoes with Herbs
These baby-sized potatoes cook up soft, tender, and perfectly seasoned. Enjoy them with grilled meat and your favorite green veggie!
You’ll love the flavor of these restaurant-quality mussels! Be sure to serve them with lots of crusty bread to sop up the delicious broth.
After tasting this carrot dish, you’ll want to use your steamer more often! They’re perfectly tender and gently seasoned with butter, salt, and pepper.
The secret to delicious cabbage is to cook it just until tender-crisp. The cabbage in this dish is steamed for 10 minutes and is perfectly seasoned with butter, garlic, salt, and pepper.
Steamed Asparagus with Butter and Garlic
Steaming asparagus is a great way to ensure it’s still firm and crisp. It takes just a few minutes and is delicious served with butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
Steamed Clams in Garlic Butter
Serve these tender steamed clams the next time you’re hosting an outdoor gathering! They’re ready to enjoy in just 25 minutes and are delicious with a garlicky herbed lemon sauce.
Easy Steamer Crab Leg Recipe
- 3 pounds crab legs king crab or snow crab thawed
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1 lemon
- Fill a large pot with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil.
- Place the steamer basket in the pot.
- Add the crab legs to the steamer basket. Cover and steam for 6-7 minutes.
- Remove from the steamer and serve with lemon wedges and melted butter.
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