How to Roast at High Heat

Get maximum flavor with almost no effort: Just crank up the oven.
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If you're a naturally impatient person, keep your oven temperature high to cook food fast—a trick we learned from professional chefs. Our sample menu, featuring Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup and Roasted Brown-Sugar Papaya, is quick, healthful, delicious—and completely roasted.

PRO TIPS:

How to Roast Pork Start with room-temperature meat. Rub meat with oil, then place in the smallest roasting pan that will hold them. Roast at 500°F until the internal temperature is 155°F, then let rest. The pork should be light rosy-pink in the middle when cooked.

How to Roast Tomatoes Choose cherry or grape tomatoes -- they're more flavorful than slicing tomatoes. Place the tomatoes in a large shallow baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and toss with your hands to coat. Roast until the tomatoes burst and release their juice.

How to Roast Papayas Using a large, sharp knife, halve the papaya lengthwise. With a large spoon, scrape out the seeds. Fit the papaya halves snugly in a large baking dish. Pour glaze into each cavity. Using a pastry brush, coat the flesh of each papaya with glaze; roast in the oven at 500°F.

recipes

Roasted Brown-Sugar Papaya

Roasted Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Cherry Tomato Soup

Roasted Cauliflower

Roast Turkey

Roasted Red Peppers

Roasted Potatoes in Their Jackets

Lemon-and-Herb-Roasted Chicken

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