Sauteed Vegetable Medley

Total Time:
40 min
20 min
20 min

4 as a side dish

  • 4 cups mixed blanched and refreshed vegetables, such as broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, carrot rounds, green beans, or radish quarters, procedure follows
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper
  • Toss vegetables together in a medium bowl.

  • In a medium saute pan, heat the butter and water together over medium heat. Add the vegetables to the pan and turn the heat to medium high. Toss the vegetables, by gently moving the pan back and forth over the flame. Cook the vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer the vegetables to a serving bowl and serve immediately.

  • Cook the vegetables in 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or butter, without the water. Do this over high heat and brown and crisp the vegetables slightly.

  • Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of minced garlic, minced shallot, a teaspoon of grated peeled fresh ginger to the pan before adding the vegetables. - Enhance the vegetables at the end of cooking with a tablespoon or so of minced fresh herbs, like chopped flat-leaf parsley, dill, mint, basil, cilantro, or thyme.

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To blanch and refresh vegetables:
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and salt it generously. Fill a large bowl with ice water, and put a colander or strainer in it. Add the vegetable to the boiling water and cook, uncovered, until crisp tender, or the desired degree of doneness. Scoop the vegetable from the water and immediately put them in the ice water, to stop the cooking and set their color. Cool and drain, and use as desired. When blanching a mix of vegetables, don't cook them together since they may not all cook at the same time. Start with the lightest colored or mildest flavored vegetable, and blanch and refresh each vegetable, one after the other, until cooked as desired.

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I didn't even blanch the veggies separately (forgot to read the blanching instructions and blanches them how I usually blanch veggies), but they came out great! I made a double recipe, added a couple cloves of garlic and a couple squirts of lemon juice, and salt and pepper to taste. Great easy veggies! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The medley looked so beautiful, very bright and colorful, I sauteed bets on a different pan and added at the end to the serving plate to get some more color to the dish, they were very good!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Follow the directions and enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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