What else can I use the blade cover for?
Use it whenever gentle stirring is needed for softer ingredients e.g. chicken breast, fish, meatballs or beans. The blade cover is also great for cooking smaller or individual portions of food, with less liquid than when using the simmering basket or Varoma. For example:
• Poached salmon: Insert the blade cover and place 2 x 120 g salmon fillets on top of the blade cover. Add 1 sliced onion and 1 bay leaf. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over water until the salmon is just covered then cook for 15 min/100°C/. Serve the poached salmon hot or cold.
• Shaped and formed recipes such as quenelles, patties and meatballs can easily be poached above the blade cover, in liquid or stock. Pre-cooked pulses and legumes can be cooked without breaking up the beans, e.g. in a curry sauce or chilli tomato sauce.
Get more creative with Thermomix®.