The notion that roasting meats, vegetables and seafood takes hours, and can only be done on weekends or special occasions, is debunked in this collection of oven-roasted meals that take 30 minutes or less. Jernej and Maja Zver, founder of the blog Jernej Kitchen, have created a series of dishes that capture all the flavors and tenderness of traditional long-and-slow roasting, but are done in just 30 minutes—thanks to hacks like batch cooking, incorporating some pan-frying into recipes and using smaller cuts of meat that roast faster—so readers can enjoy refined flavors without spending tons of time in the kitchen.
Recipes are easy to prepare and require minimal cleanup, making roasts and roasted dishes accessible on hectic weeknights. By roasting ingredients, instead of baking or pan-searing them, audiences will be able to enjoy elevated meals with inspired tasting notes, adding some much-needed variety to their dinner tables. Foodies and home cooks alike will love the complex flavors these recipes yield, and constantly come back to them for new ideas. Try out hearty meat dishes like Red Curry Glazed Pork Chops with Cabbage, Duck Breast with Plums, Oven Roasted Steak with Ginger and Sesame, as well as lighter fish and veggie recipes such as Roasted Mussels with Fennel and Wine and Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup. These recipes will give readers over 100 delicious dinners to make, with 100 full-color photographs.