Cooking Method: Roasting

One Pot Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas and Yogurt

This One Pot Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas and Yogurt is a fuss-free dish that’s easy to make at home. Spicy, fragrant harissa reduces and coats the chicken and chickpeas as they roast, and a creamy yogurt harissa sauce finishes it all off. Harissa is what my husband calls the ketchup of north Africa. Harissa is a Tunisian hot chili pepper paste made with roasted red peppers, serrano peppers and other hot chili peppers and spices and herbs such as garlic paste, coriander seed, or caraway as well as some vegetable or olive oil for preservation. It's so good, I can't wait to make it again!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Hasselback Butternut Squash with Balsamic Maple Rosemary Glaze

Hasselback is usually associated with potatoes, but you can do it to many vegetables. It's nothing more than whole vegetables cut in such a way as to resemble a fan or accordion when roasted. The outside becomes crisp and brown while the inside is soft and creamy. Hasselback Butternut Squash with Balsamic Maple Rosemary Glaze works really well using this method. It makes a beautiful side dish.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 8 Servings

Brie with Roasted Balsamic Cranberries

This Brie with Roasted Balsamic Cranberries is an easy and elegant holiday appetizer. A wedge of baked Brie cheese is topped with sweetened tangy roasted cranberries.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken

This Sweet and Spicy Roast Chicken has a chile-flecked, honey-imbued marinade spiked with fresh citrus juice gives this chicken its fiery, syrupy character. Dates and carrots give the sauce texture and additional sweetness while a garnish of fresh herbs and pistachio nuts lends freshness and crunch. The ingredients can be assembled up to 24 hours in advance, then all you need to do is pop it in the oven just before your guests arrive, and garnish it at the last minute. Serve it with couscous, polenta, rice or another soft grain to soak up the sauce.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur

I love bulgur, which is a staple of Middle Eastern cuisine, traditionally used to make tabbouleh and pilafs. It has a satisfying, chewy texture and mild, nutty taste. Whole wheats, like bulgur, are richer in nutrients and vitamins than refined, processed wheat, which has been stripped of many beneficial ingredients. You can use bulgar in place of wheat berries, couscous or rice in your favorite grain salad recipes. This Middle Eastern Roasted Tomatoes and Chickpeas with Bulgur is a great way to give it a try!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Curry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Are you bored with plain roasted chicken? Here is a recipe sure to please. This Curry Roasted Chicken and Potatoes is so simple to make and the creamy curry sauce is divine. 

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Sherry Vinegar

Roasted Chicken Breasts with Grapes and Sherry Vinegar is very tangy and flavorful. Sherry vinegar is made from sherry wine, which is produced in the Jerez (Xérès or Sherry) denomination of origin in southwestern Spain. The unusual thing about the vinegar (and the wine) is that it’s aged and blended so that younger vinegar picks up the characteristics of the older vinegar: complex, harmonious, deep, rich, nutty, slightly sweet, and very sharp. Sherry vinegar has no true substitute. 

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Lime and Basil Chicken

This Lime and Basil Chicken is the perfect make-ahead meal. The chicken can be prepared the day before and marinated overnight to allow the flavors to permeate. Note that the chicken is baked at a high temperature for only 30 minutes. This creates a beautiful crispy brown skin while keeping the chicken moist.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Deconstructed Ratatouille

Ratatouille is a French Provençal stewed vegetable dish, originating in Nice, and sometimes referred to as ratatouille niçoise. This Deconstructed Ratatouille is a much fresher take on the classic. The recipe comes from Joy of Kosher.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnuts and Orange

This Haricots Verts and Snow Peas with Hazelnuts and Orange recipes one of the most popular dishes in the Ottolenghi cookbook. It’s easy to make and can be made well in advance and chilled a day ahead of serving. The recipe can also be doubled or tripled (or more), if you’re feeding a crowd.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings