Cooking Tips: Salvage Your Overcooked Veggies
Go for au gratin. Before you throw away that mushy broccoli, try mixing in a little half-and-half, some melted butter and some grated cheese. Throw it in a casserole, sprinkle on some breadcrumbs. Your family will think you're fancy and everyone will get a little taste of French culture!
Make it soup-er. Add some chicken or vegetable stock to your overcooked veggies and puree them in a blender to make soup. Reserve some of the veggies from the puree and dice them up to give your soup some texture. Add a bit of cream or milk and herbs like thyme, dill, or chives, and, with this clever cooking tip, your salvage job will seem more like a master plan.
Mix it in. Cut the overcooked veggies into smaller pieces and mix them into pasta, rice, or couscous for a pilaf. If they are really mushy, whip them up with boiled potatoes for a colorful and nutritious twist on a favorite comfort food.