Food as Medicine: Steamed Egg Custard


Eggs are a wonderful source of protein, vitamins and minerals. They contain an amazing range of vitamins including Vitamin D and choline. Vitamin D is known to aid in bone health and immune function, while choline is known to help metabolism and liver function. Egg yolks are high in lutein and zeaxanthin, which can help protect your eyes from harmful light waves such as the sunlight. Some studies have shown that consuming up to seven eggs per week might help reduce the risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, which are the leading cause of blindness in people 55 and older.


Please see below for our Steamed Egg Custard recipe!

 

Steamed Egg Custard


Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 cups warm water, dashi broth, chicken broth or vegetable broth (it should be warm to the touch but not hot or the eggs will cook)

  • 1/4 tsp white pepper

  • 1 tsp sea salt, preferably with kelp granules

  • Optional:

  • Cooked asparagus, carrots, mushrooms, shrimp, fish, scallops or crab

  • 1 tbsp sesame seed oil

  • 2 green onions, minced for garnish

Directions:

  • Set up steamer with enough water to boil for up to 20 minutes. Turn on high as you prepare the ingredients.

  • Beat warm water or broth with eggs until fully incorporated. To prevent bubbles from forming, try not to overmix.

  • Pour through a strainer into a shallow bowl.

  • Place the shallow bowl in the steamer and steam on simmer for 10 minutes or until it sets.

  • Add optional toppings and serve hot!

Enjoy!

 

References:


Are eggs good for you or not?. www.heart.org. https://www.heart.org/en/news/2018/08/15/are-eggs-good-for-you-or-not. Published 2022. Accessed July 25, 2022.


Eggs: Are they good or bad for my cholesterol?. Mayo Clinic. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/expert-answers/cholesterol/faq-20058468. Published 2022. Accessed July 25, 2022.

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