I bought an electric steamer a couple of years ago but did not use it much. I found a cookbook called "Steam Cuisine" recently and there were several good recipes in it that I want to share. Steaming is a very healthy way to prepare food and it is so simple. You don't have to buy an electric steamer, you can use bamboo steamers or a simple steaming basket that can be picked up for very little money. Lets let off some steam!
This is my steamer, I love it. It has other tiers that can be added on top of the first for steaming veggies and meats for different lengths of time.
Here are the ingredients for your sauce. yep, that is Rachael Ray on my chicken stock. The rest is butter, raisins, cinnamon and red wine.
To season the hen you need, cinnamon, lime and paprika.
Put those three things together in a bowl and mix them up.
Your hen should not have giblets inside so just give it a rinse and pat it dry.
Cut it in half down the middle.
Season it with the spice mix.
get it in the steamer and then we start working on our sauce.
Get all of the sauce ingredients in a pan but leave out the butter.
This probably wouldn't have looked so odd if I had used red grapes, but I just didn't have any!
when the sauce has reduced stir in the butter. Grab your chicken from the steamer and you are ready to plate.
This was REALLY good. I had never steamed chicken before and it turned out so juicy and delicious. I served it with more cole slaw, but it would have been great with rice or mashed potatoes.
I have more steamer recipes coming up this week!