Tired of bland, boring, mushy vegetables?
Discover these 3 Essential Tips on how to make your vegetables flavorful.
1. Seasonings – like you would your meat
I’m serious. You wouldn’t just throw a slab of steak on the grill and cook it without seasoning it, right? Exactly! You don’t want to cook your vegetables without at least adding some type of seasoning to it.
What type of herbs to use?
The great thing about vegetables is that it works well with almost any type of seasoning whether fresh or dried.
Here in the Caribbean, we have an abundance of rich spices and fresh herbs to choose from.
2. Variety – the more the merrier
Bell Peppers, Carrots, Broccoli, Celery, Eggplant all have distinct flavours. When combined, it’s a mouthful of flavours.
3. Light cooking – it’s no rump roast
No one likes soggy or mushy vegetables, unless you’re a baby.
When cooking, roasting or grilling your vegetables, one thing to remember is that while you can season it like you would your meats, you don’t have to cook it like meats. Meats tend to take a longer time on the grill, in the pan or in the oven because of the muscle fibres that have to be broken down and fully cooked. Unlike meats, vegetables are best when cooked just long enough to enrich the colour and have a nice ‘soft’ crunch.