Making the Most of a Roast, Part 1

Making the Most of a Roast, Part 1

The delicious roast beef that comes out of the oven a deep dark brown is something most people enjoy as a special meal, but they do not eat it very often, not when there is so much takeaway and fast food to be had.

But is roast beef the only kind of roast you can enjoy? Of course not.

Is roasting difficult? No. So why don’t we do it more often?

Usually you roast large pieces of meat such as beef, pork or maybe even lamb. Yet there are so many other options and choices when roasting. You can create a colorful meal with many variables by just roasting. It enhances the flavors and brings out the best in your meat products!

Roasting 101

In order to know what foods to roast you have to understand what roasting does to the food. Roasting uses dry heat to cook food, much like the oven. When you roast meat it causes what is called caramelization or to put it simpler it makes the meat a beautiful appetizing golden brown color. Meat isn’t the only thing that you can roast. Most vegetables can be roasted. Here is a list of great ideas for healthy roasting:

*Potatoes- When roasted it is going to change the texture and taste of the potatoes skin

*Zucchini- Gives it a juicy yet crunchy taste

*Pumpkin- Boy does roasting really bring out the best in pumpkin with enhanced flavor

*Turnips- Makes for a healthy treat

*Cauliflower- Lets you add a zesty flavor to any meat

*Squash- A great side dish to that main course

*Peppers- Livens your food up and gives it a spicier taste

In the second part of this article, we will look at other ways to make the most of any roast.


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