There are already a few questions on cooked vegetables on Seasoned Advice. I want to know the best way to cook them straight from the freezer to maintain nutrients. I normally put lots of water in a cooking bowl and boil them for a long time. My wife thinks this loses the nutrients.
Is defrosting them on a pan with a small amount of butter and letting them slowly cook actually helping? Are there any other methods to maintain the nutrients as best as possible for frozen vegetables?
- For frozen asparagus I pan cook it very lightly once defrosted with salt and pepper.
- For broccoli I place it in a pan with water and boil it.
Is steam cooking better, or microwaving? I don't have a microwave as I don't believe in radiating food.