Roasting Essentials for a Flavorful Season

The menu has been planned, the shopping is complete, and now it is time to get cooking. Whether it is a turkey, a beef roast, leg of lamb or a delicious glazed ham, having the proper roasting equipment on hand will make the process go much more smoothly. And, the results will so much more enjoyable!

Roasting Rack

If you are of the school that believes a roasting requires that air circulate around the food for proper browning, then a roasting rack is needed (or, a spit). They sit in the pan and hold the meat away from the bottom of the pan, allowing the air to circulate, and the fat to drip away. Make sure the rack is well constructed and sturdy enough to hold the meat. It should allow for at least 2” clearance from the top of the oven. Roasting racks come in different styles: V rack (adjustable or non-adjustable), flat rack, and vertical poultry roasters.

HIC has them all – including the HIC Pro V Roasting Rack that is made from heavyweight chrome wire and is durable and oven safe to 500-degrees Fahrenheit. The V-shape securely cradles food and elevates it above fat and juices, allowing for better heat circulation, even baking, faster cooking, and all-over browning. The reinforced handles make transfer into and out of a roasting pan easy. It measures 15-inches x 11-inches x 4-inches. Hand wash in warm, soapy water.

Lifters

Have you ever grabbed a long wooden spoon, placed it into the tail end, balanced the bird with a spoon on the other end, and then carefully, carefully transferred the turkey from roaster to carving platter? Not an easy task. One great way to move the bird (or roast) from pan to platter is to use a turkey lifter. They come in different styles – ours resemble a set of forks (which are used to pierce the skin).  This holiday season, don’t opt for the oven mitt/wooden spoon transfer, get yourself an ‘official’ turkey lifter.

HIC Roasting Turkey Lifters (set of 2) safely maneuver a whole turkey and other meats from roasting pans to serving platter or cutting board keeping them intact. Made from chrome-plated steel with a PVC coated handle, the sturdy and durable lifters securely lift large turkeys and other meats (up to 20-pounds). The non-slip comfort grip keeps hands safely away from heat.

Basters

Bulb basters get their most use during Thanksgiving, but they’re great for use all year round, for so many different types of roasts. Acting like a big eye dropper, they suction up the fat and liquid from the roasting pan and pour them over the meat to keep it moist while adding flavor, and creating a glaze during cooking time. 

HIC Roasting Turkey Baster is just what you need for cooking and roasting foods to a golden brown outside and maintaining a moist and juicy inside. Made from FDA-approved silicone and plastic, the baster is heat-resistant to 210-degrees Fahrenheit and has a 1.5-fluid-ounce capacity. Easy-read increments (ounces and milliliters) for precise measuring.

Lacing Kits

We all feel compelled to truss, but do we really know why? Trussing the roast into a more uniform shape helps to ensure even cooking. And trussing a turkey into a compact shape not only helps it cook evenly, just as important is when the twine is removed, the turkey will still hold its shape for easier carving. Grab some kitchen twine, or reusable trussing tools, and get tying.

HIC’s Turkey Lacer Kit is for lacing turkey and other stuffed poultry, meats, fish, chops, wild game, and more. The kit includes 6-each reusable stainless-steel pins and single-use 100-percent cotton butchers twine for a secure hold while roasting. Lace a turkey, chicken or Braciole to securely hold in stuffing during roasting. Also great for stuffed rabbit, pheasant, crab stuffed flounder, and more. Food safe and oven safe, the butcher’s twine is disposable. Hand wash reusable pins in warm, soapy water.

Measuring Temperature

The success of your efforts in the kitchen depends on the food reaching and maintaining the proper temperature. Finger poking isn’t always the best way to determine if a meat is properly cooked, so an instant-read thermometer is perfect for all your roasting needs. A digital version, with its small sensors located in the tip, are extremely accurate at measuring a wide range of temperatures. 

HIC Roasting s Folding Digital Meat Thermometer instantly reads internal temperature. Featuring a stainless steel stem, the thermometer comes with 7 preset doneness levels plus 1 user setting. The target temperature alert beep is handy, and the adjustable angles for allow for easy access during use.

Get Slicing

Whether it’s a roast or poultry, HIC is ready to help you serve up success.

Cutlery-Pro s Chef’s Granton Roaster Knife makes for easier meat slicing without shredding, causing friction against the blade, or sticking to the blade. Made from German carbon steel that stays sharp longer, the knife features a perfectly ground edge for superior performance. The ergonomic handle is designed for added comfort with a safety guard to protect fingers. The blade is easily re-sharpened if it ever becomes dull from use. Dishwasher safe 

Be sure to head on over to our website for the best quality cooking tools at the best possible prices to keep you cooking all year round.

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About HIC, Harold Import Co.

Each and every day at HIC, Harold Import Co., we aim to bring you the best gourmet kitchen supplies, kitchen tools and gadgets, and food preparation equipment at the most affordable prices. This has been our mission since day one and it’s at the very heart of our family-run business. Contact us at www.haroldimport.com, follow @HaroldImportCo or connect with us at www.facebook.com/haroldimportcompany

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