Monday, 27 September 2010

Steaming vegetables in the microwave

ok, my previous disaster was about not giving enough time to fresh veggies in the microwave. I discovered that I needed to add water, and stick the microwave on for 10 minutes.

For some reason, I thought that I needed to do this for frozen veg, too.

Half a pint of water in with frozen veg DOES mean that they cook slower, I found.

They lose all taste, though, and go soggy, and aren't very nice to eat.

1 comment:

  1. I find the best way to do peas is in a mug with a tiny bit of water in the bottom, then nuke for about a minute. Much more than that and funny things happen, but if you get it right, they turn out pretty well! I have to admit, I like my veg al dente though.

    Also, you get the added comedy of the whole thing turning into a solid block of pea-ice before you nuke it.