To really get that freshly steamed flavor, the best kitchen tool to whip out is your bamboo steamer.
You don’t OWN a bamboo steamer? Well, you aren’t alone, this isn’t the most popular appliance to casually have lying around your kitchen. But just because you’re short a steamer doesn’t mean you have to deprive yourself of your craving. All you need to create a makeshift steamer is foil and a deep skillet.
Start by placing your large, deep skillet on your stove; the heat it’s over will depend on the dish you’re steaming. Then it’s as simple as tearing off a few rolls of aluminum foil, crushing them into balls, and tossing them into your skillet.
Don’t worry about things getting complicated from here, the rest of the instructions only require a heat-proof plate and a little water! Aluminum foil works great as a non-flammable support system for said plate, and allows the water underneath to come to a boil so that the rising heat will steam whatever is being cooked.