Know When to Salt

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Photo by: Christopher Testani

Christopher Testani

Timing is everything when you are salting vegetables. To get crisp, browned veggies like the mushrooms in Food Network Magazine's Skillet Chicken and Ravioli (pictured above), salt them at the end of cooking — after they've browned. To get soft, saucy vegetables like caramelized onions, add salt early on: It draws out moisture, which helps break them down.

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