Roasting is definitely the winter cooking technique we embrace as soon as the chilly nights approach us. Nothing feels more comforting that roasted root vegetables to make into soup, or a roast protein to be the star of your meal. Roasting is done for a variety of reasons, the basic ones being that it adds an extra dimension of color and flavor, intensifying the final results.
When roasting, marinades such as the one below, enhance flavor and offer extra protection to vegetables as they cook in the dry oven. This marinade is based on a new product in my kitchen, which is Espresso Aged Balsamic. What sets it aside from your regular balsamic, is that it’s laced with the sweet and earthy flavor of coffee beans. And nothing goes better with the bitter sweetness of coffee than that brightness of citrus, in this case, orange zest. Read More