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How to Steam Food

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American


  • 1 quart chicken stock homemade or canned is fine
  • 1 cup white wine
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 celery rib chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 10 pepper corns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 parsley sprigs
  • 2 sprigs of thyme


  • Since salt does not evaporate, there is no need to add salt to this mixture if you are only using it for a steaming liquid.
  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Use as much or as little of this liquid as you need to fill your steaming vessel by about ¾-1 inch.