Friday, February 06, 2009

Just Roast It.

Last night I made roast beef, roasted winter vegetables and green beens. As I mentioned yesterday, I rarely make roasts. Everytime I do I have to call my mom to find out how to cook it (There are so many cuts of meat, it's so confusing!!). When I was talking with her yesterday, after telling me to rub a mixture of olive oil, kosher salt, herbs and garlic over the roast she paused and said ".....but, I know you don't like to touch the meat. You can just spoon it onto the roast and spread it around." So funny!

So, the roast turned out well, though a bit overdone I think (I didn't have a meat thermometer so was being careful. I even made gravy, which also turned out pretty well, in the end enyways. That rub my mom told me to put on btw was super good :). Initially I added too much of a cornstarch-broth mixture, and it imediately transformed from broth to a gelatinous mass. I added more and more broth to thin it out, and in the end it was perfectly good gravy, though I had a lot of it.

These roasted vegetables were the best part though. I forget how lovely roasted winter vegetables are. I used potatoes, yams, parsnips, and carrots here, and mixed them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, rosemary and some italian herbs, and 2-3 cloves of garlic. They turned out so sweet and tastey- the sugars in the vegetables combined with the balsamic and caramalized. So good :).

3 comments:

Victoria said...

looks delicious! d. is lucky to have you! me, I leave the roasts up to k. I'm just as nervous about roasts. mostly about overdoing it. k. does it perfectly. he does the turkey too at christmas.

Coramie said...

I have to say....it looks amazing!! My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures. You realize of course, if ABA doesn't work out for you, you can do very well as a food photographer...;-)

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