Sunday roast consisting of roast beef, roast potatoes, vegetables and yorkshire pudding
Roasting is a way of cooking. Something gets roasted if it is put over a fire, and some is burnt. The same effect can also be attained with a grill at a barbecue.
In different countries people like to roast different things. People usually roast joints of meats such as pork, beef, chicken, lamb, and duck. The roasted meat, along with its accompanying vegetables, is often called a roast.
Most meat being roasted has to cook for a relatively long time, to ensure the joint is cooked through. Variations to this include most joints of lamb and beef, which may be left "pink" or partially uncooked towards the centre.
Other things can be roasted too. For example, vegetables, coffee and chocolate. Coffee and chocolate are always roasted.
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Tudor style roasting meat on a spit
Shwarma prepared on a rotating spit
Roasting of burbot with scallops (France) to be cooked
A 3 kg (6.6 lb) top round roast of beef, tied and ready to be browned and roasted.
Untrussed (untied) and trussed chicken for roasting