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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Use BBQ for both searing and slow-roasting beef

When I make roast beef in the kitchen I typically have these two cooking steps: Sear on all sides in a frying pan on high(ish) heat; Slowly roast it in the oven on low(ish) temperatures. I've ...
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freeze then roast red bell peppers?

I frequently make a pasta sauce with red bell peppers that I roast in the oven. All of the other ingredients are staples in my house and always available, but it's frustrating to go to the store for ...
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Roasting beef and lamb roasts together

Can I roast @ 200 degress both a rib roast and a leg of lamb in same oven together without flavors transfering
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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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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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How can I tell if my raw meat has been pre-brined/injected?

I've heard that some grocery store meats (whole turkeys, ribs, etc) are sold pre-brined so as to avoid toughness. Of course in a lot of situations you'd want to start fresh and brine or inject the ...
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Why do most belly pork recipes recommend cooking the pork at a high temperature at the beginning of cooking?

Most belly pork recipes recommend cooking the meat at a high temperature at the beginning. And then lowering it for a number of hours. However, I have found that when I do that, the skin rarely forms ...
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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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How do I modify cooking methods for a markedly smaller roast than most recipes state?

I purchased a small boneless leg of lamb roast for my husband and I to enjoy as an Easter meal. It's about 2.5 lbs. (1.3 kg). I have experience dry roasting larger cuts of beef in the past, but ...
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Do I cover a pork roast?

Cooking baby potatoes and small carrots with it. It is only about 2 pounds. Hoo Honestly never cooked a pork roast beforeand there are so many different ways I am really confused.
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Roasting pan for a small oven

I would like a roasting pan mainly to roast a turkey once per year. My oven is too small for many items of bakeware. The usable area is about 14.5 in by 16 in. Most of the roasting pans I have found ...
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How to minimize smoke/liquid output when roasting chicken?

Last spring I discovered this recipe for roast chicken. It's a winner: simple, reliable, and tasty. I have two quibbles: It produces enough smoke to set off the smoke alarm, even with the exhaust ...
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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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Toasting chopped almonds

I want to add chopped toasted pecans to my stove top stuffing. How do I toast 1/4 cup of chopped almonds?
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To par-boil or not to par-boil root vegetables before roasting?

I'm looking at some recipes for roasted root vegetables and there appears to be a split between those that par boil then roast for ~30 minutes versus those that just roast for ~45 minutes Excluding ...
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Oven temperature for multiple ducks?

Do I need to adjust the oven temperature in a roast duck recipe if I want to put more than one duck in the oven at a time. I suspect I should keep the same temperature but keep them in longer. ...
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Chocolate hazelnut: efficacy of mixing crushed&roasted hazelnuts to sauce

I would like to know of roasting and crushing hazelnuts, then mixing them with chocolate sauce, is enough to create a nice choco-hazelnut syrup? (I recently asked if blending roasted hazelnuts will ...
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Spatchcock Turkey Breast

I am using the spatchcock method of roasting a turkey breast. I have found cooking time per pound for a whole turkey. I thought roasting a turkey breast was less time per pound vs. a whole turkey. So ...
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Can I use chestnut roaster clay pot to roast coffee at home?

I got the attached clay pot chestnut roaster. Can I use it to roast coffee at home?
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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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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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For peanut butter, do peanuts have to be roasted with their shells or without their shells?

In a local market of India, I asked for roasted peanuts. the shopkeeper handed me a bag containing roasted peanuts with their shells intact. Are these peanuts supposed to be used for peanut butter ...
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Roasting Pork Butt at 215F

If I wanted to roast a pork butt at 215 deg F, how long would I do this for? In 600 pan, foiled, salt crusted on a rack.
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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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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 texture: Store Rotisserie v. Pressure Cooker

I just cooked my first hen in a pressure cooker. As you might guess, it didn't come out nicely browned and attractive--because that isn't a characteristic of pressure cookers. But the meat was ...
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What is the difference between roasting and toasting?

Specifically, I have a recipe that calls for toasted peanuts. What is the difference between roasting a peanut and toasting a peanut? I can find roasted peanuts at the store, but not toasted ones, so ...
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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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What is the function of oil in baking/roasting?

Oil is almost always used when cooking vegetables or meat at high temperatures in the oven, but I'm not sure what it actually does - it obviously provides flavour, but there seem to be other purposes. ...
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How can you tell when a roast is done?

How can you tell when a roast is done? How long should they roast for?
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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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Baby lamb leg - possible to slow roast?

I'm thinking about slow roasting a couple of baby lamb legs (by baby lamb legs I mean of a size where one leg feeds one person, with the bone still in). My plan was to brown them on the top of the ...
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Roasted Pork Leg is Dried Out

Every time I try to roast a pork leg a lot of water drains from it and it becomes dry. Last time I did it this way: 24 hours before, I seasoned a 1.5kg (3 pounds) piece with salt, pepper, garlic, ...
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roasting potatoes at low temperature

Has anyone successfully roasted potatoes at the same time as slow-roasting meat? I usually par-cook my potatoes then roast them for an hour at 180 degrees C to finish/crisp, but when I'm slow roasting ...
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When is it necessary to cover food with aluminum foil during baking/roasting?

Often a recipe calls for covering a dish while it bakes. I understand that this can help to trap steam. How do you know when it's necessary to use aluminum foil when baking a dish without a recipe? ...
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Why cover a pepper after blackening?

I have seen multiple recipes that ask to cover the pepper after blackening? What is the use for this?
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Standing Rib Roast

I have a receipe for a 5 lb. standing rib roast but it's 10 lbs. How much do I have the change the cooking time to accomodate the bigger piece of meat?
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Slow roasting potatoes

Is it possible to slow roast potatoes? I am slow roasting a pork belly in the oven at 130c for 4 hours, can I add whole (small-medium sized) potatoes as well? Would they need the full 4 hours? How ...
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Cooking Large Quantity of Chicken Legs

When I roast or bake chicken legs (about 10) I roast them for about 2 hours on 350 wet so they never dry out. I am cooking today nearly 100 legs in 3 full size pans (32 legs each pan) for a buffet ...
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How long should I cook a carvery shoulder of lamb, and at what temperature?

I have a carvery shoulder of lamb joint weighing 1.906 kg. How long and at what temperature should I cook it?
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What is the difference between roasting, baking, and broasting?

For example, when making a turkey for Thanksgiving, I generally place it in the oven (covered in foil or a turkey bag), and cook it for many hours at the recommended heat setting. I can crock-pot a ...
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What's the point of roasting a whole chicken?

Recently I tried to butterfly a chicken before roasting it (in the oven) and I totally liked it. It cooks faster, browns more evenly and is easier to carve. It's slightly more difficult to move the ...
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What happened to my duck?

This happened a couple of years ago, but I still don't have an answer. Christmas eve. I had a duck in the oven. I tried to cook it at a slightly lower temperature and a little longer than the recipe ...
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What is the 'cleanest' way to roast eggplants indoor?

Whenever I've tried to roast eggplants on the oven, it takes more time to clean than to cook. Any suggestions?
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Multitasking with oven ( roast and potatoes)

I am trying to roast potatoes to a crisp skin texture while making a roast in the same oven. When I am making a meat roast, I want to make a potato side dish with it. However, when I put the potatoes ...
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Is it ok to let vegetables cool before roasting?

Could I boil vegetables now (potato, beetroot etc.) And then roast them a few hours later? This would be convenient, but would it effect their taste, texture etc?
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One oven dinner

I have a ham that needs to be in a 275 degree oven for 2 hrs. My scalloped potatoes call for a 350 degree oven for 1 hr. Since I only have 1 oven, will the potatoes cook through at 275 if I cook them ...
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Why are roasts wrapped in foil?

I wrapped a piece of beef brisket in foil and slow roasted it last week. It was the beefiest tasting beef that I've ever had. So now I'm wondering, was it beefy because it was a nice piece of ...
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Are there any differences between preparing/cooking a turkey that was labeled “basted with real butter” vs a regular turkey?

I've roasted numerous turkeys numerous ways, but never bought a turkey that was basted with butter. I've always just bought a regular turkey, usually I brine it, and then roast it. I've always had ...
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How to reduce the masala taste from chicken roast

We cooked chicken roast and we cooked it in three batches. this is for a party. Good thing- OF the three batches two of them turned out to be pretty good. Issue- The third one turned out to stand a ...