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.
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!
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.
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.
Baked Salmon and Snow Peas
- 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
- 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.
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.
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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.