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Jul 31, 2012 08:16 AM

When to salt roasted vegetables

I've always salted vegetables before roasting, but recently saw Giada say to not to salt beforehand as it brings the moisture out causing them to steam. Admittedly, I wasn't paying the closest attention and she may have meant just for certain vegetables, or not. It did get me to wondering though. My intentions are to do a comparison the next time I roast vegetables, but in the meantime, thought I'd throw it out here to see what the general consensus is.

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      1. re: Crockett67

        Thank you both, especially for the link. Think I'll continue to salt before as well.

    1. I've never heard of salting after roasting. I agree with the person who started the seriouseats thread listed by ipse - if the pan is crowded with veggies, it is probably going to steam vs. roast.

      I salt before.

      1. I always salt before as well, for the reasons described in the seriouseats link.

        1. For roasted I salt before, for mirepoix or sofrito I salt later.

          1. I always salt before, as well.