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Is roasting a whole duck something a beginner should avioid?

I have experience in my own kitchen and I can follow a recipe. I was planning on serving roasted long island duck for a Christmas party for about 8-10 people.
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Should I roast a rolled beef roast from room temperature?

It is better to roast a rolled beef roast from room temperature? Or is it advisable to roast it straight from the fridge?
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oven alternatives

I need to cook some burritos in the oven, but my oven has had an electrical fault. I have only a microwave and a gas hob in action. What's going to be the closest alternative to oven conditions? I'm ...
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Is it best to slice roast meat if eating the next day?

So I have just roasted a chicken, a lump of beef (not sure which cut) and some pork shoulder. We will be eating the meat over the next few days. Would it be best to slice the meat now (after ...
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My beef roast is dry on top and soggy on the bottom, how to correct it?

When I put a lamb roast on, I rub it in salt, put a few dabs of garlic and pour two glasses of red wine in, and leave it in the slow cooker for 8 hours. Everyone who has never tried this before says ...
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How long can a packet of sliced ham be used once opened? [duplicate]

When buying ham slices from supermarket, I get like 10 slices in them. I want to use it for a week. But the packing says when once opened it should be used within 2 days. So it seems like the 8 ...
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Pork sirloin roast

I've never made a pork sirloin pork roast before. In your pork sirloin recipe, did you add any liquid to your dutch oven? Did you turn it during cooking or baste it with juices? Thanks!
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Roasting 6kg (13lb) Pork Leg

I have a huge (for me) leg of pork that's 5.9kg/13lb. I'm thawing in the fridge for the next 4 days before cooking. How do slow cook for tenderness/fall off the bone as well as great crackling?
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How long do I cook my brisket?

I have always cooked brisket in a slow cooker, to beautiful effect, but I'm going to be cooking for a crowd this week, and a slow cooker won't be available to me. (not to mention I cannot fit this ...
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Should a roast be covered in liquid in a slow-cooker?

My roommate put a hunk of beef roast in the slow-cooker for a good 6 hours. It's a fairly large sized slow-cooker, at least 8 quarts. The meat was cooked through but very chewy, and I never remember ...
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Can you take a cooked roast and make it tender and moist?

I roasted a top round roast low and slow and it still came out dry and tough. I know that this is a cheaper cut of meat but I was wondering if I put it in the crock pot with gravy or water, could I ...
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Temp and times for roast beef 2.3lbs [duplicate]

What oven temp and time is required to get medium rare
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Roasting meat at low temperatures

I have a 4lbs boneless leg of lamb I intend to roast in an oven this weekend. I am thinking of trying very low temperature roasting. I was inspired by Alton Brown roast beef episode where he cooked ...
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pork sirloin vs pork tenderloin ? Which will be most tender?

what is the difference between pork sirloin and port tenderloin ? I usually buy center cut pork chops and may buy one due to the sale price this week.
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How to cook roast potatoes at low temperatures?

Is there a sane way of roasting potatoes at low temperatures? I ask because I am pot roasting a silver-side joint and would like some roast spuds to go with it. However, the pot roast is to be done ...
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Heston Blumenthal roast chicken

I just watched Heston Blumenthal - Perfect Roast Chicken where he does a few thing unconventionally. He roasts the chicken at approximately 200 F and stops the roasting process when the internal ...
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Slow roasting fresh ham

How long does it take to slow roast a 13 pound bone-in fresh ham? We want to bring it to 190 degrees F to break down the collagen.
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Par boil roast potatoes

I tend to par boil potatoes before roasting them; however, a common error that I make is to over par boil (or as it is otherwise know: boil). Unfortunately, I'm unlikely to ever get this right. So ...
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Keeping meat juices to make gravy

My gravy making technique is hit-and-miss to say the least. I tend to get the best results when roasting beef because it's rare. That is, it's just roasts enough to cause the juice to come out. ...
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Why stuff a roast chicken with lemon, onion, and thyme?

I just made a classic roast chicken and the recipe called for stuffing a lemon, thyme, and onion inside the cavity of the chicken. Why eve both stuffing the cavity with anything? What does it ...
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How do I cook large quantities of Boston pork butt?

I am cooking approximately 30 lbs of boston butt pork roast. (one roast is a little over 15 lbs and the other is a little over 16 lbs) Should I cook the roasts together in one big roaster at about ...
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How long can an uncooked roast sit on the counter? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to cook a steak that was left out (raw) for 7 hours? My husband pulled a moose roast out of the freezer, marinated it in the fridge for 2 days and then put it ...
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Extraordinary Beef Gravy?

I recently overcooked a rib roast – not badly, but into the “well-done” class. The roast itself was still OK – but the gravy…the gravy was fantastic. I can only assume this is because I cooked a lot ...
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Roasting large leg of wild boar

I have a very large joint of wild boar that I'm intending to roast, but none of the recipes I can find have in mind the size of joint I'm about to cook and I'm very worried I'll undercook it. I want ...
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How to Make Hazelnut Roasted Coffee

I live in Madrid and am about to run out of hazelnut-flavored coffee beans brought over as contraband from the last time we visited the States. I am desperate for my hazelnut-flavored morning fix, but ...
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How to create a nut roast and stuffing that don't taste and feel too similar

I'm going to be preparing a vegetarian Christmas dinner this year and will be using a nut roast as the main dish, but I'm worried that it will be too much like a giant piece of stuffing. The nut ...
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What cut of beef do most restaurants use for carving roasts

I love the roast beef at cafeteria's such as Furr's & Picadilly.. What cut of beef
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How long should I cook boned shoulder of Lamb for?

I have 794g of Shoulder Lamb. It is boned (can you buy it with a bone in??). How long should I cook it for? I have Delia's Complete Cooking Course, which suggests cooking for 30 minutes at 230C plus ...
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Fastest Way To Cook Bottom Round Roast

I have a 2.7 pound block of Angus beef bottom round roast that I need to cook expediently (meaning not 7-8 hrs in the slow cooker). What's the fastest way to prepare this meat without it tasting too ...
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What is a “boned lamb leg”?

I'm cooking a lamb recipe from Donna Hays' book "Fast, Fresh, Simple" and it calls for a "small boned leg lamb" (1.6kg). I saw "bone" and "lamb" and went out and bought a lamb leg roast on the bone. ...
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Why do you slice whole ducks in half when roasting but not for other poultry?

Last time I made a roast, I used a recipe from BBC good food. Since I have had luck with those recipes, I decided to go for their roast duck recipe. That recipe involves cutting the whole duck in ...
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How long should I slow roast a large (7.5lb/3.5kg) chicken for?

This Moroccan Slow Roasted Chicken with Preserved Lemon and Olives recipe suggests to cook a regular sized chicken for 3 hours at 325° F (160° C). I have a largish chicken (7.5lb/3.5kg) that I want ...
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How long should a 4-5 pound rib roast take in an infrared cooker?

I'm going to attempt to cook a 4-5 pound rib roast in an infrared cooker. Specifically, a Big Easy Infrared Turkey Fryer. Everything I've read says that it's done when it's done. I understand the ...
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Explanation of the phrase “Eye of Round Roast”

I need to translate the type of meat called "Eye of Round Roast" to Danish. It would be extremely lucky, if anyone here speaks Danish as well as having a quite good English cooking technical ...
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Serving a Whole Pig

I ordered a roast whole pig from a local meat market. They've told me that when I pick it up, it'll be fully cooked and in a foil lined box. My concern is what do I do from there? Is there going to be ...
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How to roast pork shoulder?

I used to cook pork shoulder in a slow cooker, however found that this didn't render any of the fat out of it. I prefer a leaner meat, so I figure roasting this in the oven and letting the fat drip ...
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How to cook a pork sirloin roast?

I picked up a pork sirloin roast yesterday, it's a little over three pounds. I've never cooked one of these before and I am not sure what to do. My seasoning plan is salt, pepper, thyme, and ...
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Why tie a non-stuffed beef pot roast?

Recipes for beef pot roasts often include the step of tying the roast with twine prior to cooking, even for roasts without stuffing. Why? What difference in outcome can I expect between a tied roast ...
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Smoked ham roast: what do I do with it?

My girlfriend's parents recently gave us a bunch of pork from my girlfriend's grandpa's farm. The bacon and sausage we know what to do with but there's also a hunk of meat labeled "smoked ham roast" ...
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Why is my chuck roast dry?

Our chuck roast came out tender but dry. Why? We used the Beef in Barolo recipe from Americas Test Kitchen: - 2 lbs chuck roast seasoned with salt and pepper - Cooked at 300*F for 3 hours in a full ...
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Why would pork cause upset stomach in two out of three people that ate it? [closed]

I recently cooked a delicious meal of roasted pork shoulder with apples and cranberries for my husband and a friend. All three of us ate it. My husband and friend complained of stomach trouble ...
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Why does roasting vegetables before pureeing into soup affect the flavour?

Last night I made a butternut squash soup. The recipe said to roast some squash and onion for 45 mins before boiling with stock for 15 and then pureeing. Is anyone able to explain (in moderate depth) ...
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For crackling, should I give pork a blast of super heat at the start or end of roasting?

I will be slow roasting a whole pork shoulder tomorrow -- it's huge! For most of the time the oven will be set to a fairly low temperature and the joint will be covered with foil. However for a time ...
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How to cook eye of round roast?

What are my options for cooking an eye of round roast? What's the best way to cook this cut of meat to minimize the potential for it to dry out?
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Should you “rest” a roast?

I recently made roast beef that cooked for ~ 8 hours. I took it out of the crockpot and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Then I sliced it into pieces and we ate it. It was pretty good. The leftovers ...
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Can I safely roast a chicken for 4 to 5 hours on a low heat?

Hard pressed office worker and cook here. If I go home at lunchtime and put in a medium sized chicken to roast in the oven can I ensure it's ready to eat when the family get in in the evening? I've ...
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Turning Left Over Broth From a Roast Into a Soup Or Stew

Two nights ago, I made a roast. Not wanting to waste anything I kept most of the left over beef broth (about 3-4 cups). My current idea is to turn this beef broth into a soup or a stew. Here's what ...
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Making a natural gravy?

We generally do a roast on the weekend and we end up with a load of really nice juices in the roasting tray. What is the best method of turning this into a nice natural gravy?
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Does searing meat lock in moisture?

I just saw a claim to this end in another thread, and it is perpetuated about the internet and in many cookbooks. So: Is it true? Does making a nice crust (maillard reaction) on a roast seal in juice ...
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What is the purpose of basting a roast?

Is the purpose to add flavor, moisture, or both? Do you really think it makes a difference?