Traditional Sunday lunch comprises of some sort of roast whether that is Chicken, Pork or Beef. Roasting meat and other items are one of the easiest cooking methods that there is and allows you to place your items in the oven and then carry on with the other ingredients or perhaps sit down to watch your favourite film whilst everything is cooking away slowly. Professional chef knows the beauty of a wonderfully roasted meat joint and this is something yu can do at home. The only difference is that the professional chefs will be cooking on a 4 Burner Gas Oven or other commercial oven that they will have purchased from a company like www.247cateringsupplies.co.uk/catering-appliances/commercial-ovens-and-ranges/commercial-ranges
As well as joints of meat you can roast a variety of different vegetables and these deliciously crunchy vegetables almost have a whole new flavour and aroma. Not only can your roast root vegetables such as potatoes, carrots and parsnips but also other vegetables including broccoli. Courgettes, peppers, onions and tomatoes. Depending on the vegetables that you choose to roast you will get different taste sensations.
There are a few tips to help you achieve the perfect roasted vegetables:
- Space – making sure that the vegetables have ample spaces on the roasting tray is important and you want to make sure that there is space around each vegetable and around the edge of the tray. This may mean using more than one tray for roasting. When you place vegetables too close together, they will start to steam as the moisture levels that are found naturally in the vegetables starts to impact upon on another. The space between them allows for this moisture to dry out, causing the vegetables to roast instead.
- Pre-heat – as with all items that you are planning on roasting it is important to make sure that your oven is hot before you place the meat or vegetables in to roast. It is up to you whether you choose to heat your oil before placing your vegetables on the tray. This works for some like potatoes but not for all.
- Oil – you need to ensure that you are generous with the amount of oil that you use for roasting. Vegetables can be tossed in the oil prior to cooking and this helps to make sure that each of the vegetables are covered in a layer of oil helping them not only to roast and crisp up nicely but also adds extra flavour to your vegetables. You can use whichever oil you prefer – olive oil, coconut oil, nut oil. It is also worth adding some salt, black pepper and other seasoning to you oil as well to help bring out the flavours of the vegetables and enhance the overall aroma and flavour of your final dish. General Roasting Times for Vegetables