Water sautéing is a quick and flavorful way to prepare vegetables without boiling, steaming, or microwaving. It is an easy technique to cook ‘meaty’ vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and cauliflower. You will need a non-stick sauté pan and olive oil. Start by adding a garlic clove, red pepper flakes, oil, and water to the pan. Boil, then add the vegetables and simmer for 3-5 minutes. Saute the vegetables in the oil until they are slightly caramelized. This technique adds great flavor to the vegetables.
For 1 people
- 1 clove - Garlic
- 1 pinch - Red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons - Olive oil
- 1 cup - Water
- 2 cups - Sliced carrots
- Place a non-stick sauté pan over a medium flame. Add the garlic, pepper flakes, oil, and enough water to submerge the garlic.
- Let the mixture boil until it evaporates and the garlic and pepper begin to sauté in the oil, leaving a mild garlic and pepper flavor in the oil and coating the pan.
- Add the vegetables and enough water to partially submerge them. Bring the pan back to a boil, cover, and simmer for 3-5 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
- Remove the lid and turn up the heat to let the water evaporate. Sauté the vegetables in the oil until they are slightly caramelized.
- Enjoy the delicious flavor brought out by the mild garlic and red pepper.
Water sautéing is a great way to cook vegetables quickly and bring out great flavor. This technique is vegan and vegetarian friendly, and you can experiment with different vegetable and seasoning combinations to make the recipe your own.