Lekue Food Steam Case Product Review

If you have never heard of Lekue, then you should check this company out. Specializing in silicon products, Lekue strives to create kitchen innovations to make cooking more practical and easier. I have used a number of their products and have been thoroughly impressed with them. My favorite Lekue product is by far the Lekue Food Steam Case. Made of silicone, the steam case is great for steaming vegetables and even cooking meat like fish, shrimp and more. It is also a great way to make some sweet treats like steaming pears or peaches in a honey spiced syrup. Safe for both microwaves and ovens, there are many possibilities for this little steamer.

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The design of the steam case is simple. The main silicone case has two upper flaps and there is a silicone drip tray that rests in the case. The drip tray can be removed depending on the recipe. Raw vegetables and meat rest on the removable tray and, if needed, a little water is added to help generate steam. Place the food in the microwave or oven for the allotted time and out comes a perfectly cooked dinner!

Lekue Food Steamer

This steam case is excellent for steaming vegetables in the microwave. Above, you can see steamed broccoli. Just a couple minutes in the microwave and out comes broccoli that is bright green and perfectly steamed. Lifting the lids will show just how much steam is locked in the case.

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I think that my favorite food to cook in the food steam case is fish. I cook the fish in the oven and the case locks in all the moisture, very similar to cooking en papillote (in paper). Above, you can see my favorite salmon meal. Here is the recipe.

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5 from 1 vote

Baked Salmon and Snow Peas

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 2 salmon fillets 1/2 pound each
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh snow peas
  • a few sprigs of fresh dill
  • 2 lemon slices
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Spread snow peas across the tray inside the Lekue Steam Case.
  • Lay salmon fillets on the bed of snow peas, making sure there is a bit of space between the fillets.
  • Lay dill sprigs and lemon on the salmon.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Close steam case lid and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
  • Serve.

This food case is ideal for cooking fish as it comes out perfectly cooked and is very moist and tender! Shrimp is also outstanding and cooks quickly. This little cooking device may seem like an unnecessary gadget and more of a gimmick, but it is not. It works really well and is actually perfect for 1 to 2 people.

Pick up the Food Steam Case and other Lekue products at Amazon: Lekue Food Steam Case

Disclaimer: Lekue provided me with the food steam case. They did not pay me for this product review and the views expressed above are my honest reactions after trying the product.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

7 comments

  1. Wow I thought it was plastic when I first looked at it and then I scrolled through the photos first (don’t we all?) and saw it in the oven. It will take years to arrive down here but I’ll buy one. 🙂

  2. That’s so cool it can go into the microwave oven or the regular oven!! Great product. 🙂

  3. I got some LEKUE products, and in all I get the same problem: smell! Specifically from the dishwashing detergent… and I’ve tried many! Still the odour continues… and worse, it penetrates the food.
    And I’ve bath it in vinegar, baking soda…. sun!!! Nothing!

    If you have a good way of getting the silicon to become doorless please tell me.
    That’s the only negative aspect of LEKUE silicon products.

    • I have not had this problem, but it would be very frustrating – especially if the odour penetrates the food! I am not sure what you could do to solve this. 🙁

    • I use these and wash them by hand with just hot water – no detergent – and do not experience the problem you have. I wonder if it is soap residue. That said, my husband has put it in the dishwasher several times with no discernible odor or effect on subsequent food. Have you contacted the manufacturer?

      • It gets too greasy to be washed with water only.

        And yes I have contact them and they didn’t solved the issue. I’ve notice a lot of blogs where people ask for help in removing smells from silicon and the ones they have used with good results is Calgon and denture cleaner.

        But after many trial & error I found that Amway dishwasher is perfect: cleans the oiliness and the odour doesn’t penetrate the silicon.

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