5 Light Weeknight Dinner Recipes

5 Light Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Why a steam oven is your new best friend

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We all know the problem: There is rarely enough time to cook a proper weeknight dinner. Of course we want to eat a healthy, nutritious, and delicious meal, but work, shopping, and long preparation times are quite difficult to reconcile.

This is why we are grateful for every kitchen appliance that makes cooking a lot easier. A steam oven helps you to cook light, aromatic dinners in no time—even in large servings! Steaming ensures that your ingredients remain full of nutrients and flavor, which makes steaming a very healthy way of preparation.

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Here are 5 weeknight recipes using a steam oven. If you don’t have a steam oven yet, you can start cooking these recipes with a bamboo steamer or a steam pot set. Watch our video to find out how to steam vegetables 3 different ways.

Monday

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It’s the beginning of a new week! Save some energy  for the days ahead and make use of your steam oven’s advantages. These have been known for thousands of years, since the tradition of steaming started in China. Even then, double-walled cooking vessels were used to steam ingredients separated from liquids. Reason enough to start your week with the Chinese version of the German classic, stuffed cabbage.  

Miele’s unique MultiSteam technology always makes sure that you get perfect cooking results. Eight powerful steam humidifiers ensure short heating periods and consistent steam distribution.

Stuffed Chinese cabbage rolls

Stuffed Chinese cabbage rolls

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Tuesday

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It’s Tuesday, and we’re already stuck in the daily grind. There’s not enough time for either breakfast or dinner. A steam oven comes to the rescue. It is just the right all-rounder, since you can prepare nearly everything in it—from breakfast eggs to fish to mouth-watering desserts. This does not only save time and nerves, but also ensure a gentle preparation method that retains more vitamins in your fruit and vegetables.

Ultimately, your food will be a lot more flavorsome, so that even light, vegetarian dishes can be served as full weeknight dinner.

Greek tomatoes with Turkish flatbread

Greek tomatoes with Turkish flatbread

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Wednesday

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At midweek, it’s time for a little distraction. Inviting friends for dinner is tempting, but the effort of cooking for all of them can be overwhelming. Your steam oven is here to help, because it cooks food regardless of serving size. So it doesn’t matter if you prepare these spinach dumplings just for yourself or for ten friends—they will be cooked in the same time and quality. Not a single dumpling will fall apart!

In order to enjoy a truly relaxed evening with friends today, use the easy cleaning advantages of the steam oven. The external steam generator ensures that there will be no troublesome limescale deposits. Thanks to its stainless steel cooking chamber, it only takes one wipe to keep everything dry and perfectly clean.

Spinach dumplings with radicchio

Spinach dumplings with radicchio

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Thursday

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Some days, you don’t only want to cook dinner but prepare something for your next lunch break as well. This isn’t a problem—you can prepare several components in your steam oven at once, and combine all remaining ingredients in a new recipe afterwards.

How about this chicken and bell pepper curry over rice? You can easily reuse leftover rice in a salad for your lunch the next day.

Chicken and bell pepper curry over rice

Chicken and bell pepper curry over rice

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Friday

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It’s the end of your working week, so you deserve to relax and leave the work to your steam oven. With the program “menu cooking,” you can prepare up to three ingredients with different cooking times at once. Your steam oven will tell you exactly when to add which ingredient in order to finish everything at the same time. 

Thanks to its precise temperature control function, the temperature is constantly regulated which means that meat gets cooked to perfection.

Pork tenderloin with potatoes and peas

Pork tenderloin with potatoes and peas

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Do you own a steam oven, and have more ideas and tips to share? Comment below and send us pictures of your favorite steamed recipes!