Steam Food with This Aluminum Foil Hack

Cooking with balls of aluminum foil.

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.

Steamed fish in a deep 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.

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