Roasting is an effortless way to cook vegetables. All you need is just a bit of salt, pepper, oil and a hot oven and you can transform nearly any vegetable into something intensely-sweet with a caramelized exterior and a soft, moist interior. When cooked properly and to the right doneness, roasted vegetables not only look beautiful, they have a delicious and earthy flavor that pairs well with almost any dish.
In this Rouxbe Cooking School lesson on How to Roast Vegetables, you will learn how roasting affects vegetables. You will also learn how to prepare vegetables for roasting, how to roast vegetables, test vegetables for doneness and how to finish and serve roasted vegetables.
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For some reason, these fun, little roasted potatoes remind me of bumble bees…how they look that is, not how they taste! The trick with these potatoes is to slice them almost all the way through, but still make sure they are intact at the base. These potatoes do take a bit longer to prepare, as you have to slice each potato about 8 or 10 times, but the presentation is worth it.
To prepare the potatoes, they are first lathered with butter, drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and then topped with fresh herbs before roasting.
As the potatoes roast, they open up…making them the perfect match for saucy things like braised meats or stews. I recently served them with the Braised Peppercorn Short Ribs and they were a huge hit.
Of course, these potatoes would also go very well with any number of dishes, from Prime Rib to Steak Diane to a simple Roast Chicken.
Heck, they would even be great on their own, served alongside a nice big glass of red wine…but then again, I do have a bit of Irish in me…so maybe that’s just me :-)
Here is the full Roasted Potatoes with Fresh Herb Recipe – enjoy!
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While a Basic Roast Chicken is a dish you can cook any night of the week and with very little fuss, there are a few simple ways to enhance this iconic dish to make it even more succulent and memorable.
In this cooking school lesson, we will show you how to add even more flavor and moisture to your chicken. We will also show you ways to achieve the ultimate crispy skin and how to use the pan juices to make a delicious sauce to serve with the chicken.
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Nothing symbolizes home cooking as much as a roast chicken. Roast chicken should be part of every cook’s repertoire, as it is one of the easiest dishes to prepare. Not only does roast chicken make for an incredibly satisfying meal, but any leftovers can be used to make a variety of quick and delicious dishes. The leftover bones can even be used to make a flavorful stock, utilizing every part of the bird.
In this Cooking School Lesson on How to Roast Chicken, you will learn the most basic way to roast chicken with the least amount of fuss and clean up. You will learn what type of chicken to choose and how to prepare it for roasting, how to check it for doneness, rest it and even how to carve roast chicken. No longer will you have to rely on those dry, pre-cooked, supermarket birds.
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