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A toast to roasts: Holiday main dishes to wow them

36 Recipes
A toast to roasts: Holiday main dishes to wow them
(Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)

Turducken

Time Total time: 2 to 4 hours, plus 6 to 7 hours roasting time (timing will vary depending on how quickly the birds are boned)
Yields Serves 25 to 30

Dry-brined turkey with three seasoned salts

Time 3 hours
Yields Serves 11 to 15

Spiced crown pork roast with glazed root vegetables

Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Salt-roasted spiny lobster with saffron aioli

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Roast leg of lamb with figs and olives

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Roast leg of lamb with rosemary, garlic and anchovies

Time Total time: 2 1/2 to 3 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Roasted or grilled fillet of beef with black pepper

Time 25 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Roasted veal shank (stinko di vitello al forno)

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Slow-roasted shoulder of pork

Time 20 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Rib roast with tapenade

Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8

Port wine-glazed crown roast of pork

Time Total time: 2 1/2 hours Active work time: 15 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 14

Mom's famous garlic cross rib roast

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 3 1/2 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Bollito misto

Time 3 hours
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Pomegranate braised lamb

Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Roast pork shoulder master recipe

Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Yields Serves 12 to 14

Leg of lamb stuffed with greens, feta and pine nuts

Time 3 hours
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Bistecca fiorentina

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 3 to 4

Casa Cordoba's Pollo de aceitunas (Olive chicken)

Time 3 hours
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Bacon-wrapped pork loin with roasted apples

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Standing rib roast of pork

Time 1 hour 55 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

The Cavalier's Broil

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 6 to 8

Roast Lamb With Fresh Peas and Turnips

Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 6

Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb

Time 35 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Ham With Red Grapefruit Glaze

Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Claudia McQuillan's Stuffed Easter Ham

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 14

Pot-roasted lamb with fennel and potatoes

Time 2 hours
Yields Serves 8 to 12

Chipotle- and orange-glazed ham

Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Yields Serves 10 to 12

Spiced pork tenderloin with roasted apples and pumpkin risotto

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 8

Tea-crusted salmon

Time 15 minutes
Yields Serves 2

Roasted one-pan chicken with leeks and barley

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Vertically-roasted duck

Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6

Country Stuffing with Lots of Celery

Time 1 hour
Yields Serves 12


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