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How to Roast Everything

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This landmark collection contains 295 fresh, inventive roasting recipes developed to guarantee success, from classic bone-in chicken breasts to impressive takes on turkey and prime rib to whole roast mackerel to nutty cauliflower and even tender peaches. Over the years, America’s Test Kitchen has refined classic roasting techniques, making them approachable for home cooks. Learn some of these inventive techniques in recipes such as perfect Weeknight Roast Chicken (we use a preheated skillet then turn off the oven partway through the cooking time to let the chicken finish roasting using the oven’s residual heat) and Slow-Roasted Beef (we transform an inexpensive cut of beef into a Sunday-worthy dinner by salting boneless eye round and refrigerating it uncovered for 18 hours before roasting it low and slow on a wire rack and turning off the oven partway through to produce remarkably tender meat).

Stuffed Roast Beef Tenderloin
Roasted Asparagus
Roasted Chicken with Honey-Glazed Parsnips

Since a large part of roasting success involves choosing the right cuts and prepping them the right way, the book begins with an extensive introduction outlining key shopping, prepping, and carving information using detailed step photographs. A curated list of the test kitchen’s recommended roasting equipment is also included to help make roasting all the easier. The opening chapter, Ten Essential Roasts, acts as a mini-tutorial and covers the key principles of roasting. It includes iconic recipes like Easy Roast Turkey Breast (applying flavored butter under the skin of a bone-in turkey breast and using two oven temperatures ensures moist, tender meat every time) and Maple-Glazed Pork Roast (building an easy glaze after searing a boneless pork loin roast in a skillet, then moving the skillet to the oven and turning the pork in the glaze as it roasts keeps it really moist and flavorful). From there, chapters are devoted to the many ways to roast poultry; beef, pork, and lamb; seafood; and vegetables and fruits. A chapter devoted to grill roasting contains a summer’s worth of exciting recipes, for turkey and duck to brisket and ham to oysters. From weeknight-friendly meals for Pepper-Crusted Roast Pork Tenderloin with Asparagus and Lemon-Herb Roasted Cod with Crispy Garlic Potatoes to special occasion recipes like Roast Turkey for a Crowd and Pomegranate-Glazed Roast Bone-In Leg of Lamb, How to Roast Everything is a valuable resource, whether cooks are new to roasting or are seasoned roasters looking to up their game and expand their repertoire.

Roasted Cod Fillets
Classic Roast Beef
Pork Tenderloin

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On Sale January 16, 2017 
ISBN: 978-1-945256-22-6
$35.00, 416 pages, jacketed hardcover, four-color throughout