Do you boil vegetables until they're mushy?
- Common SenseLv 76 months ago
No. I do not boil my veggies, I steam them. I like my veggies slightly crunchy, not overcooked.
When vegetables are overcooked, they lose their nutritional value.
I no longer even use butter on my veggies. Instead, I use either flavored salt (lemon) or infused olive oils, herbs or naked.
- JosephLv 66 months ago
I steam mine, fully cooked and full flavor that way.
- JaneLv 76 months ago
Only if I want them to be mushy! For example, to make smooth creamy mashed/pureed vegetables such as potato, sweet potato, pumpkin, carrot, cauliflower etc, or if I'm making soup such as cream of....something.I will also keep the cooking water to make stock for soup, sauces and stews, it adds a lot of flavour and nutrition.
If I want my veg to look colourful and taste fresh and crisp, I stir fry, char grill or steam.
- GEEGEELv 76 months ago
Most times, no. I do steam some vegetables
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- 6 months ago
no I grill them till their crisp
- 6 months ago
I steam it slowly. To blanch vegetables, bring a large pot of water to a rapid boil and drop the veggies or greens in. Stir them around a bit.
- MarkLv 76 months ago
Nope. That cooks all the nutrition out of them. Use as small an amount of water you can, and if you're going to make soup later on that week (or freeze it in cubes), use that water as the base.
- JenLv 46 months ago
I prefer to roast. Brings out a sweetness that I love!
- curtisports2Lv 76 months ago
Certain ones, yes. Winter squash that I am going to mash or whip. Potatoes, same thing. Most everything else, I like a little firmness to them.
- Anonymous6 months ago
What kind of vegetables?You boil potatoes until they can be mashed.