Roasting

Roasting

The Art of Turkey

Daniel BouludGo full and brine your turkey with…honey, cinnamon, clove, allspice, and pepper. Hey, this guy didn’t get where he is by pressing the Butterball button.

Roasting Fowl

If you just put a chicken in the oven, it’s cooked before it’s brown. In my restaurants I had sous-viding machines, but you can do the same thing at home by wrapping the bird in plastic wrap until it’s perfectly sealed and then poaching it for twenty minutes. The beautiful juices will collect in the …

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Why Stuff a Fowl?

Stuffing is an important part of roasting fowl, and when I was a boy, it was traditional to stuff ducks and geese and then sew up the arse before roasting. Why were they stuffed? To slow down the cooking so the bird cooked from the outside in. If you don’t stuff it, the heat gets …

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Roasting temperatures

Roast at a higher temperature. Your oven has temperatures other than 350. Some items, such as roasted vegetables, fish, and baked grains, actually cook better at higher temperatures. And the higher temperatures cook them faster. For example, you can bake shrimp at 450 and they’re done in 5 minutes. If you roast veggies at 400 …

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Roast with the bone

A roast with the bone in the meat will cook faster than a boneless roast. The bone carries the heat to the inside of the roast. Noreen

Roasting chicken

Why roast a chicken for over an hour when you can get it out of the oven in just 30 minutes? My “secret” to cooking chicken as quickly as possible is to roast it in a preheated frying pan in the oven. The hot pan jump-starts the cooking process by letting the bottom of the …

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Roasting temperatures

Roast at a higher temperature. Your oven has temperatures other than 350F (180c). Some items, such as roasted vegetables, fish and baked grains, actually cook better at higher temperatures. And the higher temperatures cook them faster. For example, you can bake shrimp at 450F (230c) and they’re done in five minutes. If you roast veggies …

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