Are your frozen veggies lacking in taste and flavor? Are you finding your family hiding their veggies under their cutlery or plates? It could just be the way that you cook them. To prevent this problem, we’ll give you some handy tips and tricks that will make your veggies full of flavor.
Frozen veggies are just as tasty and rich in nutrients as fresh vegetables, sometimes even more. If frozen vegetables are not properly prepared, you lose a lot of nutritional value and more importantly, the taste.
There are a number of misconceptions about how you should cook frozen vegetables. People make a huge mistake when they thaw the vegetables. The best way is to simply cook or steam the vegetables directly from frozen until they are hot right through by using just a little bit of water or none at all.
Frozen vegetables are generally blanched in hot water or steamed to kill off any nasty bacteria. This means that some of the cooking has been done for you, so that you don’t use a lot of your time in preparing a meal.
Tips and tricks for preparing frozen veggies:
- Prepare frozen vegetables directly from frozen without thawing.
- Do not boil vegetables for long periods of time since it destroys nutrients and the taste.
- For the perfect bite, steam your frozen veggies in a covered dish in the microwave and add only a little water (not more than the bottom third of the vegetables) for a couple of minutes until hot right through. Depending on the size of your vegetables, it could take between 3 and 6 minutes.
- Fry frozen veggies in a pan with a little bit of butter until they are hot right through. Add a little crushed garlic, salt and pepper to enhance the taste.
By making these small changes to your cooking style, you can feel better knowing that soggy, limp and tasteless vegetables are a distant memory. No need to be embarrassed by your cooking again. Now you can look forward to crisp and tasty veggies that are quick and easy to prepare. No one will hide their veggies or look down when they have to eat your veggies again.