Steamers as in clams? I would use white wine, garlic, a handful of fresh herbs and a bit of salt. No butter necessary...though honestly, a tiny bit of butter doesn't seem to be a big problem for me--a butter sauce dipping sauce like is traditional for lobster is probably a no no, but one pat per serving is not likely to slow down your weight loss much if at all.
As far as steaming fish, the sky is the limit. OK, you didn't ASK about steaming fish, but I am going to tell you anyhow! :) I like any kind of white fish covered in homemade salsa, with a teaspoon of olive oil, wrapped in banana leaves (then foil) and cooked on the grill. I used to make salmon in a vegetable steamer pan (which I have since lost) with a steaming liquid of orange juice, fresh rosemary and red pepper flakes--it was divine. I think that I could find the recipe if you are interested. I've seen some intriguing recipes which involve steaming fish with tea as the liquid, but I haven't actually tried that myself. Salmon en papillote (baked, wrapped in parchment paper...it steams inside the packet) with wild mushrooms and herbs can be great too.
I've not cooked much with lobster as the local ones are endangered and I don't want to eat seafood from the other side of the country. How about a lobster ceviche? Lobster with mango would be good...
If you are not familiar with Spanish and Latin American cooking, those might be good cuisines to look to for healthy seafood ideas. I just glanced at one of my favorite Pan-Latin cookbooks (Viva la Vida by Rafael Palomino) and he suggests cooking steamer clams with garlic, chicken stock, saffron threads, salt, a tiny bit of butter, lemon juice, tomato and cilantro.
The chimichurri idea is a good one! You can make chimi with parsley or cilantro--both are good.
Edited by: AZULVIOLETA6 at: 7/25/2013 (15:52)
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