How do you make canned vegetables taste good? And why would you want to?
Okay, so it’s a new year. Resolutions are made, and goals are set. For many people, it means trying to eat healthy. And one of the major components to healthy eating is making sure to get your recommended servings of vegetables.
But it’s January. Depending on where you live, vegetables are hard to find, or they’re expensive. Or maybe you’re trying to feed a family of 6, and it’s tough to buy fresh veggies for every meal.
Growing up, we often had canned vegetables during the winter months– usually canned green beans and canned corn.
I never liked them as a kid. But I had to have some on my plate, so I would eat them first before I could get to the good stuff.
But that’s no good. We should not only like veggies– we should love them! And we should teach our kids to love eating them too!
Here’s a couple of things to know about canned vegetables.
They’re already cooked. When you’re cooking them, really, you’re warming them up. So don’t overcook!
Second, they are covered in canning juices. These juices can sometimes be salty. Make sure that you drain the liquid, and rinse the veggies off in a colander.
Chef Shamy is the secret! Add one of our savory butters to your canned veggies, and they’ll be delicious!
Put a pat of butter on the veggies and stick it in the microwave for 60 seconds. Stir everything around until the butter coats all the veggies, and serve.
Feel free to experiment with other canned veggie and Chef Shamy Butter combinations!
Don’t let nasty veggies drag down your New Years Resolutions! Let Chef Shamy help you out!
- To make the beans, place drained and rinsed green beans in a microwave safe bowl. Add room temperature French Onion Butter and microwave for 60 second. Stir to coat bean with butter, and serve.
- To make the corn, place drained and rinsed corn in a microwave safe bowl. Add room temperature Garlic Butter and microwave 60 seconds. Stir to coat, then serve.