Through the wonderful Cooks Illustrated cookbook, I've learned a basic recipe for sauteed broccoli, which is the great way to eat broccoli.
I recently applied that same process to a mixed of veggies and it was so delicious that I made it again two nights later.
Here's what I did:
I diced, sliced or chopped whatever vegetables I had available. This included
- Pea pods
- Green Beans
- Yellow Squash
Heat olive oil in a saute pan. Add all the vegetables, salt and pepper and saute until they are brightened and a little softer. Add one or two diced garlic clove. Cook for another minute. Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth. Cover and let vegetable steam for a minute or two.
Depending on how soft you like your veggies, you can continue to cook until most of the the broth steams off. I don't usually do that as the veggies are just the way I like them at this point. So I just put them in a serving dish and dinner is ready.
Feel free to try any combo of vegetables.
I wish I had some leftovers, cause this would be great in my scrabbled eggs.