by Bon Appétit
It's common knowledge that slow-roasting yields lots of flavor. But who has time for that on a weeknight? Here are six tricks we use in the Test Kitchen to maximize flavor and minimize cook time.
Blooming spices, or gently frying them in oil, is a quick way to deepen their flavor. Try it with whole spices or ground--cumin, coriander, and fennel are favorites. Cook just until the spices smell nice and toasty; any longer and you risk burning them.
Get the recipe: Scallops with Spice Oil
Romulo Yanes2. Roast Your Veggies
High-heat roasting concentrates vegetables' flavor and brings out their sweetness--a big reward for little effort. Understand a few guidelines (and treat this recipe as a template) and you can roast pretty much any vegetable. First, crank the heat up to around 450. Make sure you cut vegetables into similar pieces, so they'll cook evenly. And don't overcrowd the pan or the food will steam, not roast.
Get the recipe: Roasted Spring Read More »from 6 Easy Ways to Cook with More Flavor in Less Time