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Can I Steam Without a Steaming Basket?

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Can I Steam Without a Steaming Basket?

ariellasdaddy | Jan 17, 2008 02:05 PM

I want to steam leeks (according to CI it's the best way) but I have only a steaming basket that goes on top of a pot uncovered. The recipe recommends covering it. I can always use silver foil, but would it be easier to place a colander or strainer in a pot with a see-through cover (so I can see the progress), and would it work? In other words, would I get the same effect?

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