Roasted vegetables are undeniably delicious. Not only do they look beautiful, they also have an intensely sweet and earthy flavor that pairs well with any dish.
The flavors developed in roasting are the result of the science of dry-heat cooking. As hot air circulates, the surface of the food dries. Once the surface temperature of the food is close to that of the oven, the natural sugars within the food begin to caramelize.
Improve your roasting karma by watching the short video “Preparing to Roast Vegetables” and learn techniques for obtaining the most mouthwatering and enviable roasted vegetables.
Home: Roasting at the proper temperature is essential to obtaining consistent and accurate results. Make sure to test the internal temperature of your oven with an oven thermometer as it is quite common for ovens to be off by as much as 50 degreees Farenheit.
Shopping: Purchase parchment paper to line your pans for roasting. Parchment paper helps to keep all of the caramelized bits on the vegetables instead of sticking to the pan.
Have a sweet day!
The Rouxbe Online Cooking School Team