As we kick full swing into spring, homegrown vegetables start showing up on our plates, and we're inspired to cook healthily. I, also, don't have air conditioning, so I want to find ways to cook delicious healthy meals without making the kitchen unbearably hot for the rest of the night.
Steaming is a perfect solution to this---the method I'll be showing you was developed by Chinese home cooks who needed to supply even heat on open-topped cooking stoves, when they didn't want to dilute their meal's flavors by boiling. Letting the vapor from boiling water cook your meal can make a simple fish and some scallions into a delicacy because the texture will be perfect. And once you learn how to steam a fish, you'll be able to steam anything else you can think of! This is a really versatile technique, and one I almost wouldn't eat without in the hot summers.
So as an introduction to steaming---Chinese Steamed Whole Fish with Ginger and Scallions. I can't wait to share it with you!
During the meeting, two $25 gift cards to EF will be awarded to the winner of a trivia contest from information that I will provide during the meeting, and to the first person to guess a lesser-known kitchen implement from pictures I'll show.
The meeting will take place on the EdenFantasys forum in this very thread at 8 pm EST on Monday, May 21st. I'm really excited to be making some fresh, delicious, healthy simple food with you all, so I can't wait to see you there!