What to Buy at the Tupperware Party

Wondering what to buy when you’re next invited to a Tupperware party?

My recent purchase and current favourite Tupperware product is the Smooth Chopper.

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I had baulked at buying a Smooth Chopper for years as they aren’t cheap. At $80, there was always something else I could find that I needed that came in a little cheaper. But after a run of parties I had pretty much worked my way through the slightly less expensive ‘must have’ Tupperware.

So here are the reasons why I love the Smooth Chopper.

1. A quick and easy way to make a soffritto – the finely diced, carrot, onion and garlic base for a spaghetti bolognese.

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2. A great way to chop herbs evenly. Perfect for cutting curly parsley for tabouli salad.

3. A portable mini food processor for camping.

4. No more crying when you dice onions.

5. Super easy pesto maker, chopping and blending herbs, nuts, garlic and oil.

And that’s just using the blade attachment. I haven’t even tried the whisk yet! But apparently it’s fantastic for sauces, mayonnaise and chocolate mousse.

So what’s your favourite Tupperware purchase?

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Coconut Creme Caramel

I recently had a Tupperware party and, as a special deal for the host, received the new Tupperware MicroSteamer at a heavily reduced price.  The concept seemed great – a water tray sits below a steamer base that has an inner shield protecting the food from microwaves. The water heats up and gently steams the food that sits above it.  For $35 what did I have to lose.

Thankfully the steamer came with a little recipe book full of ideas.  I still have to get my head around steamed ‘Chinese Pork Ribs’ and ‘Coconut and Coriander Chicken’ (cooked in a microwave!) so I decided to start with a dessert – ‘Coconut Creme Caramel’.

The prep involved firstly making a caramel using 140g caster sugar and 60ml cold water.  While this was bubbling away 180ml of coconut milk and 50g of palm sugar were gently heated on the stove before adding 180ml of milk and 3 eggs. The caramel was poured into 6 little Tupperware ramekins and then topped with the custard.  The bottom tray was then filled with water and the ramekins placed in the steamer base. The lid was popped on and the whole steamer placed into the microwave to cook at 800w for 12 minutes.

The end results were quite good.  Whilst the creme caramel was not necessarily the prettiest dessert I’ve ever made it was quite delicious.  Of course – my caramel was set quite hard in the bottom of the ramekins but this happens when I follow the traditional method too.

Looking forward to testing out the steamer on some savoury food tomorrow night.  Maybe I might even try some dim sums.

 The Tupperware MicroSteamer retails for $134.90.