2018.04.07 Using the Electric Steamer
Bought the Phillips electric steamer during the last Isetan private sale at $89 with further discount of less 10%, it was a pretty good steal – provided it work. So, when I first want to use this steamer, water was pour in the bottom as instructed.
Guess what ? To my horror, the water leaks from the other side ( the machine area). I relook at the entire instruction manual, and even googled online, I was very sure I didn’t do anything wrong. So, it’s back to the shopping center to get an exchange since it must be done within 7 days of purchase. The salesman couldn’t believe it , yes, I know right ! How could it happen ?!! He did the test ( same way as what I did) and it leaked. He said ” wow, I have sold so many sets, you are really the “lucky” one!” | Rolling my eyes here! Yeah tell me about it ! 🙄
Anyway, we tested the new one on the spot (yes, I don’t want to freak out again at home) and all is good.
Happily I went home and steam my first veg stuff for brekkie. Corn and edamame!
Steam Corn & Edamame ~
- 2 fresh corn
- 1 packet of fresh raw edamame from Indonesia
- Salted Butter
- Sea salt ( Fleur de Sal)
Pull off all the corn leaves and the corn
Wash the fresh edamame, rub vigorously on the skin to make sure the dirt are washed away. *If using frozen, you can skip this. Frozen edamame from the package are pre-washed and partially cooked before packaging .
– Do not defrost the frozen edamame. Just pour into a bowl, salt it and steam.
Sprinkle some salt on the raw edamame because when it cooks , it will be emitted into the skin.
The Phillips electric steamer comes in 3 tiers. Here, I only used two.
Follow the instructions, add water to cover the min. mark , drip tray and all.
Put the corn the bottom tier and the edamame at the upper tier. Choose 15 mins and start steaming ! 15 mins is just perfect timing for the fresh raw edamame.
*If you are using frozen edamame, at 7-9 mins, take out the first tray where edamame is as it is cooked without too mushy. Check by tasting one of the edamame. If you think it is cooked enough ( the pods will be easily pop out, you are able to bite into it, not mushy)
Cooked Edamame – while it is very hot, sprinkle generously on the salt on the edamame, mix well. I use a coriander and flip it
Cooked corn – while it is very hot, apply a good dollop of salted butter on the corn all around and sprinkle salt all around. All will be melted into the corn.
Fresh raw edamame is very delicious. It is must tastier than the frozen ones. If you can get them in your local supermarket, do try them.
I have fun doing this post. Ciao!