The ‘Aluminum Foil Method’ And How It Benefits Skillet Cooking

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There are certain foods that you just can’t heat up in the microwave or oven. To retain their flavor and texture, only a steamer will do! If you have a bamboo steamer, consider yourself fortunate. But if you don’t, not to worry! The following hack will help you steam food without needing any fancy gadgets.

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In a video shared by Food & Wine, Justin Chapple reveals that some aluminum foil and a deep skillet are all you need to make a DIY steamer. Justin explains that all you have to do is ball up three pieces of aluminum foil and place them in a large, deep skillet. Place whatever food you want to steam on a heatproof plate, and position the plate over top of the aluminum foil balls.

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Next, pour a small amount of water into the bottom of the skillet. Place the lid on the skillet and bring the water to a boil. When the water has reached a boil, reduce the heat and let the food steam for about five to seven minutes, depending on what it is. When the time’s up, remove the lid and your steaming process is complete!

This hack is excellent for steaming foods like fish fillets, shrimp, dumplings, and vegetables. To watch Justin demonstrate this hack using perfectly seasoned fish fillets, check out the video below.