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What's the best way to roast vegetables for a dinner party of ten? I have carrots, beets, rutabaga, parsnips, winter squash and leeks. Can I

For herbs, will fresh rosemary & sage work?

asked by madonia about 4 years ago
3 answers 1189 views
added about 4 years ago

My suggestion is to make sure that the vegetables are in a single layer and not too crowded. I like just salt and pepper. Lightly coat with olive oil - not too much. Probably less than you think. Roast at a high temperature (425 - 450); do not move for at least the first 10 minutes, then toss them around on the pan. You might want to use a separate pan for the beets if they are red. Rosemary and sage are fine but make sure they do not burn; consider adding near the end.

added about 4 years ago

I agree with Tarragon, but I always add in a tablespoon of tomato paste - that helps them caramelize and get some sweetness. Make sure you cut the root veg into same size pieces. I usually put the beets in an open pouch of tin foil, then stir in when ready to serve.

added about 4 years ago

Bigpan, love your solution for the beets!