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steamer basket

a gift basket of fruit, sweets, and the like, often including champagne, sent to a person departing on a trip, especially by ship.
Origin of steamer basket
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Repeat with remaining husks and fit, standing up with rounded ends up, into the deep steamer basket of a pasta pot.
  • Wash squash thoroughly and place in a steamer basket.
  • The set includes a pressure cooker and optional steamer basket.
  • Food is place on a rack or in a steamer basket over boiling or simmering water on a covered pan.
  • Place beans in a steamer basket and place over boiling water.
  • If you don't have a pan with a steamer basket, try a steamer bag.
  • Place green beans in a steamer basket above the pan and cover.
  • Insert steamer basket, bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.

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