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How to Steam Food on your COBB

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Effortlessly Steam on Your COBB Grill (A Simple Guide)

The COBB Grill is a versatile powerhouse all-in-one portable cooker – and it has changed the way we cook and create memories outdoors. From baking cake to smoking meat in the back of your 4×4 bakkie but did you know this baby can also steam your favourite foods to juicy perfection?

Steaming is a healthy way to cook your food, preserving nutrients and delicate textures. You can steam anything from vegetables, seafood, chicken and even dumplings.

Gearing Up for Steam Power:

You’ll first need the Frying Dish, the Roast Rack and the Dome Lid.

Fill your Frying Dish, with about 2cm of water. You can add aromatics like sliced onions, ginger or lemon wedges for extra flavour.

steam on COBB
steam on COBB

Firing Up the COBB:

Light your COBB using a CobbleStone for a quick, easy and clean ignition. Alternatively, use charcoal or briquettes.

Allow the COBB to preheat with the Frying Dish on for 10-15 minutes. You want the water to simmer gently, not boil vigorously.

The Art of Steaming:

Place your prepared food items on the Fenced Roast Rack and arrange them in a single layer for optimal steam circulation.

Cover your COBB with the Dome Lid to trap the heat and steam inside. This creates a moist environment that cooks your food gently and evenly.

Steaming times will vary depending on the thickness and type of food. Generally, vegetables take 10-15 minutes, while seafood might require 15-20 minutes.

Once the estimated cooking time is up, pierce food with a fork to check if it’s cooked through. Vegetables should be tender-crisp, and seafood should be opaque and flaky.

steam on COBB

Top Tips for steaming on your COBB:

Patience is Key: Resist the urge to lift the Dome frequently. Each time you open the COBB, precious steam escapes, extending the overall cooking time.

Flavour Fiesta: Drizzle your steamed goodies with olive oil, a squeeze of lemon or your favourite sauce for an extra burst of taste.

Leftover Love: The flavourful steaming liquid in your pan is a goldmine! Use it as a base for soups, sauces or simply enjoy it as a light and healthy broth.

By following these simple steps, you can unlock the steaming potential of your COBB Grill. Get ready to explore a world of healthy, flavourful and perfectly cooked dishes, all thanks to the versatility of your trusty COBB!

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