ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN
Preheat Oven: 450°
Prep: Rub chicken with a salt and herb mixture, like thyme and parsley. Truss your bird (our chickens come pre-trussed). Place in a roasting pan or skillet.
Cook: 50-60 minutes, 175° internal temperature
ROASTED PORK SHOULDER
Preheat Oven: 325°
Prep: Rub pork shoulder with equal parts kosher salt and brown sugar. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or day of. Before cooking, unwrap and season with pepper. Place in a roasting rack in a roasting pan with 1 quart of water.
Cook: about 2 hours, 190° internal temperature
PREHEAT OVEN: 400°
Prep: Score the fatty blanket of the meat with a knife and pack in kosher salt. Sear the beef in a pan with hot oil until browned on both sides (2 min/side).
Cook: 35 minutes, 130° internal temperature
Roasting: the perfect "set it and forget it" cooking method that makes the whole house smell fantastic.
A key to a good roast is the rub (herbs, sugar, salt) to form a crust that infuses the meat as it cooks. For the perfect one pan meal, throw some veggies on the side of your roast and let them cook in the juices.