Sunday Roasts is a collection of more than 75 recipes, including old-fashioned pot roasts, turkeys, racks of lamb, oven-roasted salmon, and much more. There is also a chapter on side dishes and another on seasoned butters, chutneys, and relishes. An incredible kitchen team spent months roasting with me until the recipes were fine-tuned, carefully written, and ready to go out to testers. Then, a group of volunteers prepared the dishes in their own kitchens and sent back invaluable critiques with imaginative suggestions and feedback (pun intended!).
I hope you’ll savor Bistro Roast Chicken with Garlic, Onions, and Herbs or Lamb Shanks with Dates and Olives and find them satisfying and easy. Elegant dishes include a Standing Rib Roast with Porcini Mushroom Sauce or Scallop Gratins with Lemon-Garlic Bread Crumbs. For Thanksgiving Golden Cider-Roasted Turkey or “Never Fail” Roast Turkey should bring family and friends running to the table. Crown Roast of Pork with Tarragon Mustard Butter would be a show-stopper Christmas entrée. Butternut Squash with Walnut-Goat Cheese Crumble or Honey-Glazed Carrots and Parsnips, or Wild Rice with Roasted Grapes and Walnuts are just a few of the sides that complement these roasts.
Sunday Roasts by Betty Rosbottom
Chronicle Books 2011