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Roasting is one of my favorite cooking techniques. It’s a low maintenance prep, a quick clean up, and almost impossible to mess up. And the best part is that you can roast pretty much anything. Roasted apple anyone?

How to roast anything

Here are some basics guidelines for roasting, enjoy!

  • Lightly coat the meat or veggie with oil and seasonings of choice (see some of my favorites in the table below) and place in roasting pan.
  • Insert thermometer into thickest piece of meat (no need for thermometer with fruits and vegetables).
  • Place pan in center of oven, and roast away!
  • The food will keep cooking once removed from the oven so let it sit and finish cooking for a few minutes. With the meat products, use the leftover juice as a yummy sauce.
Food Spice Cooking temp Cooking time
Beef Cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns, salt, ground ginger Bake at 325 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes for every pound 25 to 30 minutes for every pound
Pork Rosemary, thyme, basil, salt Bake at 350 degrees 60 minutes, until juices run clear
Lamb Chops Rosemary, salt, black pepper, mint, thyme Bake at 350 degrees 20 minutes, until browned
Chicken Rosemary, Sage, Salt, bay leaves, thyme Bake at 400 degrees 50 minutes, or when juices run clear
Fish Salt, ground black pepper, thyme, dill, rosemary Bake at 450 degrees Thin fish: 6-8 minutes Thicker fish 15-16 minutes
Root Veggies Sage, thyme, salt, ground pepper, rosemary, oregano Bake at 450 degrees Bake for 40 to 45 minutes
Fruit Mint, parsley, cilantro, basil, lavender, salt Bake at 350 degrees Bake for 10 to15 minutes