Yield:
4 as a side dish
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

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.

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.

Variations:

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.

Toss vegetables together in a medium bowl.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Herb-Roasted Chicken with Root Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Eddie Jackson

Roasted Vegetable Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Quick Pickled Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken and Vegetable Stir-Fry with Udon Noodles

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Lentil Vegetable Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Sauteed Cabbage

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Garlic Oil Sauteed Pasta with Broccoli

Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian

Garlic-Roasted Chicken and Root Vegetables

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry

Recipe courtesy of Martin Yan

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Chopped

          2pm | 1c

          Chopped

          3pm | 2c

          Chopped

          4pm | 3c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c

          Chopped

          10pm | 9c

          Chopped

          11pm | 10c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Chopped

          1am | 12c

          Chopped

          2am | 1c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c
          powered by PubExchange

          Get Cooking