Roasting is a cooking method using high direct heat typically from above the food. Most of the questions in this tag should be regarding this method to include roasting of meat & vegetables, but can include roasting coffee & tea.

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What is considered to be an ideal roasting time and temperature for Cauliflower?

If I just want to make the simplest roasted cauliflower, what is the best temperature and roasting time? I have never roasted it, only boiled and fried it before.
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What to do if a turkey has been brined for too long

I was going to brine my turkey for two nights til I found out that you can over-brine a turkey which is very bad. So what I have done is washed the brine out (after brining for 20 hrs) and put my ...
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The best way to roast silverside of beef in th oven?

I have a fairly large piece of beef (2.4kg) with very little fat on it. I was wondering what the best way to roast without drying it out would be please? I know the temptation is to say that it needs ...
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Do I have to tie my turkey legs together?

I forgot to buy twine for tying my turkey's legs together. How important is that? I've heard that it's mostly for presentation, but it may also help prevent the turkey from drying out and may help ...
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How to make corn nuts from fresh corn on the cob

If I have some fresh, raw corn on the cob, how do I roast the corn kernels so that they can be used as croutons or eaten as a salty-snack? I don't want to make popcorn, but something that looks like ...
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Minimum temperature for slow roasting almonds

I've read that almonds roasted slowly at lower temperatures are healthier, which seems to make sense to me. I found a couple of recipes suggesting 8hrs at 75 deg C or 4hrs at 95 deg C. With that ...
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Whole chicken roasting time

I have a 1.2kg whole chicken that I wish to roast, on the packet it says it'll take 1h 28m at 200°C. The New Best Recipe book recommends cooking a 1.8kg chicken for just 60m, with temperature of ...
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Roasted potatoes: should they be dry?

I'm in the middle of roasting some sirloin in foil packets. It's surrounded by carrots and quartered red potatoes, and I'm roasting it for an hour at 400F, turned down to 350F after the first 30min. ...
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Is there a general algorithm for calculating the amount of time to roast meat for?

Often when you buy meat from the store it comes with guidance on how long the meat needs to be roasted, presumably calculated as a function of its weight. Is there some well known general algorithm ...
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Can vegetables be roasted at lower temperatures?

I tried to bake some new potatoes, small tomatoes and hot peppers, in extra-virgin olive oil, using a recipe calling for 1 hour at 100° C. I was skeptical of the 100° C temperature, so I set the ...
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How long & at what temp do I cook stuffed pork sirloin roast?

I have a supermarket, stuffed pork sirloin roast. I want to make it today. It wieghs 2.80# How long and at what temp do I cook it, and should it be covered or uncovered? I've never made one of ...
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What is the base of a seasoning blend for something like roast chicken?

I'm not looking for the recipies, I'm just looking for the principle behind this idea. There is a product that I love which is a seasoning blend that you put in a roasting bag with chicken that then ...
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Difference in caffeine levels between light and bold coffee?

Over the last few years I had come to believe that the roasting process for bold coffees removed caffeine from the beans resulting in a lower caffeine content than compared to a light roasted coffee. ...
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Tough roast.. what's going wrong?

My housemate often manages to pick up reduced meat from the local supermarket (Sainsbury's in the UK) at the time he comes home. It's usually silverside, topside or brisket of beef. Occasionally it's ...
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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 to adjust an oven to accommodate two items with different cook times and temperatures?

For dinner this evening we are cooking a roast beef and intend to serve a baked brie appetizer. Unfortunately, we only have one oven. To reach medium rare the roast needs 3 hours at 325° while the ...
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What causes lemons to be bitter when cooked and how to avoid it?

I know that the bitter taste in lemons is due to the rind (the white part), but I don't understand why there are recipes where it's ok and others where the taste is just terrible. I recently ...
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Will roasted corn work as soup croutons?

How can I can use roasted corn to make a soup more interesting? I was thinking about boiling and then some kind of a heat-blast, but I am not sure how to achieve this kind of effect.
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Roasting multiple vegetables at once

I have plans to make a roasted vegetable soup. The tentative list of veggies (that need roasting) is: sweet peppers, onions, carrots, garlic, zuchini (maybe), small weird purple potatoes. I've ...
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How to butter-roast coffee in frying pan?

I've starting roasting green coffee beans in a frying-pan at home and in a tin foil tray, when having an outside bbq. What would be a good way to make a Vietnamese style butter-roast? Should I just ...
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How to salt and roast pistachios?

I have a bunch of raw pistachios, in their shells, and I want to roast them and also have them be lightly salted. I presume I would do this in a conventional oven. I like to roast them a few pounds ...
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What are different ways to roast Bell Peppers?

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for roasting bell peppers so that they get a nice blacked skin. I live in an apartment, and if I were to put the peppers directly on the burners, it would not ...
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Are roasted nuts nutritionally different from raw nuts?

If I roast a selection of mixed nuts, does it significantly change their nutritional content? Also: Are there any potential food safety issues around roasting nuts (e.g. does it damage the oils)?
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How can I achieve the same flavor and texture as roasted garlic without an oven?

I'd like to make roasted garlic, but I don't have an oven, only a gas range. Is there any way for me to get the same results with the range as I would in a conventional oven?
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What is a good way to cook a pork tenderloin without searing?

I realise there are a couple of similar questions hereabouts, but this is a specific case. I currently have sitting in the fridge a pork tenderloin (fillet) coated in a paste rub of ancho and ...
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My pork rinds won't puff!

I was following the recipe here: How do you make pork rinds? and ran into a situation. When I get pork rinds from the store, they are beautiful and puffy like a Funyun. I followed this recipe ...
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Baking chicken in oven, but keeping it moist

Here is the problem I'm facing: I am on a diet, which doesn't exclude fat, but doesn't encourage it either. So I am trying to bake chicken in the oven, while also removing the fat that comes out, ...
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Broil pork chops before roasting?

I've had great success preparing chicken using variations of the following procedure: Arrange chicken pieces in a roasting pan with a lid Add other flavorings (whatever I have on hand or am in the ...
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Can I roast peanuts in convection microwave?

I found a small bag of raw un-roasted peanuts, around 200 grams, in my cupboard. Any idea how can I roast these peanuts in my convection microwave oven? Would appreciate if some one can add ...
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Why did my roasted butternut squash ferment?

I roasted some butternut squash, then stored it in the refrigerator for a few days before I had time to puree it all. When I pureed it I discovered that it had fermented. What caused this to happen? ...
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Pans with ceramic coating useful?

being a passionate home cook I of couse like working with good kitchen tools... Besides my precious knives I need good pots and pans... Lately I've seen a lot of advertisements for pans with a ...
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Chicken comes out salty… occasionally

A particular honey-and-mustard chicken I make frequently has, on a couple of occasions, come out tasting extremely salty, the saltiness overpowering the flavor of the chicken and the sauce. I'm trying ...
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What is the purpose of turning a pot roast (and can I do without it)?

I recently bought a big outside round oven roast that was on sale for cheap. I've made plenty of roasts before, but I don't remember having used this particular cut, and it seems to have a reputation ...
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Can I cook my haggis from frozen?

It's Burn's Night and I want to cook some Haggis. I froze my Haggis over a week ago. The packet advises to 'fully defrost before cooking'. After which it advises a 90 minute blast in the oven (or less ...
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Which oils or fats make the crispiest roast potatoes?

Which oil or fat is the best option for crispy on the outside fluffy on the inside roast potatoes?
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Differences between cooking a whole duck vs chicken or turkey?

I've cooked whole turkeys and chickens many times, but never a whole duck or any other "gamey" meat. Is there a difference in what should be done or technique in general? I've been told by others ...
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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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Any magic formulas for roasting a gammon joint?

wondering if there is a magic formula (i.e weight/temp/time) in order to get a gammon just right?
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How do I adjust the cooking time for two joints as opposed to one?

I have a recipe for roasting sirloin of beef. It calls for a 1.5-2kg piece of meat. I couldn't find a piece this large, so have two half sized joints - one about 950g, one about 700g. My recipe tells ...
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Will roasting ginger root give it a milder flavor?

I just had a thought - garlic is very strongly flavoured, but turns nice and mild when roasted. Can the same be done with ginger root? I can't find any recipes with a cursory search of google. Is ...
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Apple Cider is too sweet for gravy

Hey. I'm in Vermont. We have lots of apple ciders and lots of amazing apples (let me recommend this year's lady apples...bet on 2010 Cider! ) I've been roasting local chickens, and then deglasing ...
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why roast marrow bones at 450F?

Many of the recipes for roast marrow bones suggest a short (20min), high temp roast. Are there any reasons to cook them at such a high temperature instead of, say one hour at 350°F?
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Chop nuts before or after toasting?

I have a recipe that calls for toasted chopped pistachios. I'm wondering if I should toast them whole and then chop them up, or toast them chopped?
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Baked Stuffing and cooking the turkey

I need to roast my thanksgiving turkey in the oven. I also want to make stuffing but not in the bird. Every recipe I've looked at requires an hour of cooking. I'm not sure how to make that work. I ...
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Roasting a turkey in a roaster oven

Can I brown my turkey in my conventional oven first? That way, my turkey would have a nice brown skin, and I could continue the roasting in the roaster oven to leave my regular oven free to bake ...
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What is the best way to clean a roasting tray/baking tray that has sauce burned on to it?

I made this recipe last week - chicken wings roasted in a marinade of soy sauce, brown sugar and white wine vinegar. It was delicious but lots of the marinade has burned onto my baking tray, and I'm ...
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How to peel chestnuts?

The chestnuts on an open fire question reminded me: Is there a trick to peeling chestnuts easily? I always end up with bits of hairy skin stuck to the chestnuts (ick), and/or stuck under my ...
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How to roast chestnuts on an open fire?

I have never managed to successfully roast chestnuts on an open fire. I tend to end up with charred chestnuts, which are inedible. Is there a good technique for this?
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How can I stop roast beef drying out?

I've bought a beef joint for roasting but it doesn't have much fat around it. How can I stop it drying out?
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How can I roast chicken bones (without meat)?

I plan to make a sizable quantity of chicken stock this weekend. Since I can't actually eat that much chicken, I just bought several pounds of bones, figuring I'd save the effort and expense of ...