From pork to lamb to beef, few dishes are as satisfying as a perfectly cooked roast.
Few dishes are as satisfying, inviting, and uncomplicated as a well-roasted lemon and herb chicken.
Cuban-Style Chicken Stew (Fricasé de Pollo)
This soup draws flavor from alcaparrado, a mix of pimento-stuffed olives and capers, and sweetness from raisins and along with the medianoche, makes a hearty Cuban-inspired meal.
Fire-Roasted Duck and Pheasant with Red Currant Jelly
Fred Morin and Dave McMillan of Joe Beef in Montreal cook a mix of birds over flames and embers, using hooks and chains to suspend and rotate them (different-size birds will cook at different speeds). “The spin, the way the fat drips down, all combines to make a wonderfully burnished bird,” says McMillan. Ambitious home cooks can hang birds using twine or wire over a backyard fire, or simply roast birds on a rack set in a roasting pan in the (indoor) oven. Get the recipe for Fire-Roasted Duck and Pheasant with Red Currant Jelly »
If you can properly roast a chicken, you can cook almost anything.
Crispy Roast Pork
This luscious, Caribbean-inspired preparation for garlicky roast pork works especially well with the cut known as picnic shoulder.
Rosemary Roast Pork Loin
A whole pork loin and some rosemary, plus salt, pepper, and oil are all that’s needed for this simple centerpiece dish.
Herbed Roast Turkey
Brushing a simple herb butter over the turkey before and during cooking is a straightforward, time-honored way of achieving great flavor and crisp skin. See the recipe for Herbed Roast Turkey »
This dish of pork loin wrapped in pork belly is wonderfully decadent.
Easy Provençal Lamb
This versatile recipe calls for roasting a leg of lamb with a medley of vegetables, and all ingredients cook in one pan. A few hours later, you have the most succulent roast lamb, and the tomatoes and pan juices become the sauce. Get the recipe for Easy Provençal Lamb
Sauerbraten (German Pot Roast)
The secret to the shimmering roux that tops this classic German roast is a pinch of sugar; it gilds the gravy as it balances the lemon and pickling spices in the dish. Get the recipe for Sauerbraten »
Roast Leg of Lamb with Apples and Fennel
Babette Hayes shared her recipe for this succulent roast, which is cooked alongside apples and fennel, perfumed with garlic and rosemary, and has a sweet-tart crust from a glaze of red currant jelly and pomegranate molasses. Ask your butcher to partially expose the shank, which you can use as a sort of handle for easier carving. Get the recipe for Roast Leg of Lamb with Apples and Fennel »
Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this dish can be used as a rub on pork, goat, fish, and vegetables, as well as chicken.
Piccolo Pete’s Prime Rib
Prime rib is a beloved Omaha steakhouse specialty. One of our favorite versions comes from Piccolo Pete’s, where the meat is rubbed with Italian spices and blasted with high heat to form a flavorful crust. Get the recipe for Piccolo Pete’s Prime Rib »