Sauce for Steamed Vegetables?
I've recently gotten a little metal steamer and I'm running out of ideas for sauces for various veggies. I've made a nice sauce out of peanut butter, oil, and red pepper flakes for green beans. For cauliflower I've added some parmesan cheese and olive oil. But other then a squeeze of lemon....do you have any other great combinations I could try? Thank you!
This isn't the MOST exciting, but lime butter (melted butter mixed with lime juice and salt) is good on broccoli. Or lemon butter!
There's always a tasty vinaigrette as well - your favorite combo of garlic/shallots/lemon/vinegar/olive oil/you get the picture. Or green goddess dressing.
You can also think asian, with some sesame oil/soy sauce based dressing.
I recall not too long ago, there was a strong contingent praising the wonderful taste of soy sauce and butter mixed together on Asian Vegetables and rice. I also find Oyster Flavored sauce works well on Green vegetables like Chinese Broccoli/Gai Lan and Mustard Greens..
When I sautee zucchini or green beans, I like to use garlic and burst either cherry or grape tomatoes for a mix and finish with a drizzle of Olive oil .....or simply roast them all together in the oven.
Have you tried compound butters? You can keep slices of butter in the freezer to toss in for instant flavor... one of my favorites is red wine - shallot butter.