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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Red liquid from chicken affer roasting? [duplicate]

I have roasted frozen chicken plenty of times. I have noticed the lower the temperature and longer time for it to cook, the better it tastes. Today I decided to go even lower than usual. I ate half ...
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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 ...
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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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Selecting a big joint of meat to cook without an oven [closed]

I've got slightly overstretched on a Christmas dinner party and the guestlist has hit 25 people! I'm going to do a roast turkey and the usual trimmings (traditional to the UK, American friends; think ...
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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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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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Roasting multiple turkeys (cooking time estimation)

We tend to aim for large Thanksgiving gatherings, and thus tend to roast the largest turkey we can find. Last year, we ended up roasting a couple extra turkey legs so we had enough meat. This year, ...
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Digital meat thermometer that does not cause juice losses

Sometimes when I'm trying a new cooking method that uses different cooking temperatures compared to what I use normally, I find it difficult to estimate when my roast/meat is done. Digital meat ...
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Is there a way to stop marshmallows from melting off the stick?

Does anyone know of a good way to keep marshmallows from melting off the roasting stick when making smores? Not just sliding off, more like when you use a hot roasting stick and then put the ...
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How to make Honey Roasted Peanuts just like Planters?

I tried to make honey roasted peanuts looking at some blogs. But I didn't come out so well. It was not very crisp and sticking with other peanuts definitely not like what you get from store. Any ...
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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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Quail dries out when cooked

What can be done with quail to ensure that it doesn't dry out when cooked? (note: the other question about tender quail, AFAICT, is specific to braising....my question is more about roasting, though ...
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Coffee roasting, worth upgrade from popcorn popper

I've been roasting for about 3 years and have gone thru about 3 or 4 poppers for roasting coffee. The machines wouldn't stop working I'd just notice they slowly started taking longer and longer to ...
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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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Keeping meat safe all day?

I would like to be able to take meat (e.g. a whole chicken) out of the fridge in the morning (6am) and put it in a oven that is set to turn on approximately 10 hours later, so its ready (or mostly ...
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What other vegetables can I roast with asparagus?

I eat roasted vegetables at least once a week. I usually combine two or three veggies (broccoli with cauliflower, potatoes with carrots and onions, Brussels sprouts with carrots and parsnips, etc.), ...
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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 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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Why did my roast beef turn out chewy and not tender? Where did I go wrong?

I recently made an Oven Round Roast in the oven and I followed directions quite well. I would really like to know where I went wrong. The roast was 1.4kg and relatively round in shape, it was also ...
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Aromatics from roasted chicken and sauce

I have been making tandoori chicken, and made it with the following marinade. I place the chicken on top of aromatics consisting of carrots, celery, onions and yams. When the chicken has been ...
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Is it better to add roasted vegetables into beef stew?

Hoping to create a heartiest stew, I was thinking of roasting my carrots, okra, and sweet potatoes. Will it create any substantial change in flavor?
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Dry leg of lamb

I followed this recipe for a leg of lamb. I placed the lamb in a roasting tray on top of a bunch of celery, carrots and onions. In addition, I covered the tray with aluminum foil. I probed the lamb, ...
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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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Optimum Bone To Water Ratio For Pork and Beef Stocks

I am tinkering with my stock recipes. For pork stock I have been using 8 cups of water over a roasted trotter, a roasted backbone section with about 4 inches of rib attached, and a 1/4 inch slab of ...
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Butcher/Cooking Twine - safe for BBQ?

Is cooking twine safe for BBQ? I see twine safely used in the oven, but I need this on a charcoal rotisserie. I'm worried that the twine will burn off. Does anyone know if twine is safe? Or if there ...
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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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Can I roast nuts in a convection microwave oven? [duplicate]

I am looking for a new microwave. I heard a lot of good things about convection microwave ovens. I am wondering if I could also use one for roasting nuts or any kind of seeds, so I don't have to buy ...