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How to Cook Lobster Tail in the Steam Oven
One of the best aspects of a Convection Steam oven is that it offers a variety of cooking options so you are never limited to cooking a dish in only one way. Lobster tails are a great example, they can be steam roasted, steamed or broiled with steam if your oven has that option.
To enjoy the sweet delicate flavor of the lobster meat in a salad or lobster roll, steaming will yield the best results. Coating the lobster meat with some garlic and spice infused butter and either roasting or braising it will on the other hand yield a much more robust flavor.
If you are steaming the lobster tails allow them to cool before cutting the shell away. However, for the higher heat preparations, cutting the shell away and exposing the meat is definitely the bet option. To achieve the best flavor and texture watch the cooking time carefully, so they don’t overcook.
3 Lobster tails
Steamed Lobster Tails
Preheat the oven in the Steam Mode 212°F.
Place the lobster tails in the solid stainless pan or an oven proof container. Add ½ a cup of water and a tablespoon of white wine or dry vermouth and some lemon slices. Slide the pan into the oven and set the timer for 8 -10 minutes. (smaller tails will cook in 8 minutes).
When the timer has elapsed remove the pan from the oven and remove the lobster tails from the hot cooking liquid so they can cool down. When cooled, cut down each side of the belly shell and peel it away. You should now be able to easily remove the lobster meat.
Steam Roasted Lobster Tails
Preheat the oven in the Combination Convection Steam Mode 350°F.
Cut down the center of the shell in a straight line and pull the shell apart on each side to release the meat. Carefully pull the meat from the shell, push the sides of the shell back together and drape the meat over the shell. Brush the meat with garlic infused melted butter and the seasoning of your choice.
Place on a small rimmed baking sheet and slide into the oven. Set the timer for 8 minutes for smaller tails and 10 minutes for larger tails.
Steam Broiled Lobster Tails
Prepare the lobster tails as noted above and place on a small rimmed baking sheet.
You will be placing the the baking sheet on the second rack position from the top. The tails will be close to the broil element but not touching it and set the oven to 450°F in the Steam Broil Mode.
Slide the prepared tails into the oven and cook for 6 - 8 minutes. Keep the oven door closed and keep an eye on the tails to monitor the cooking.
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Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder
Pork shoulder can be roasted at low temperatures and served with rice and beans or over polenta with a side of sautéed bitter greens, any which way it will be delicious. Pork shoulder can also be braised, slowly cooked in a sauce, usually a BBQ sauce then shredded for pulled pork, another really popular preparation.
As with all meats, let the pork sit out of the refrigerator for at least an hour before cooking and for best results, place it on a rack in a shallow pan to allow the Convection heat to circulate around the meat. The pork can be roasted in either a Combi Steam oven or a Convection Oven.
Keep the temperature low and allow 3 - 4 hours, it will be well worth the
1 pork shoulder 3 - 5lbs
1 small yellow onion, peeled and quartered
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 tsp mild chili powder
1 tbsp dried mixed Italian seasoning
1 tbsp Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
¼ cup olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Convection Steam Oven, heat the oven in the Convection Steam Mode, 300F, 150C.
Convection Oven, heat the oven in the Convection Bake or Roast Mode, 325F, 164C.
Puree the onion, garlic and seasonings in a food processor or with an immersion blender. Stir in ¼ cup of olive oil and the vinegar to make a thick paste.
Place the meat fat side up on a rack in a shallow pan. Score the meat in a cross-hatch pattern and rub the puree all over the meat. Pour enough water into the bottom of the pan to cover the surface and slide the tray into the oven.
Check the meat after 2 hours and add a little more water to the bottom of the pan if needed.
Check the meat again after 3 ½ hours to see how tender it is. The final result should be meltingly tender. Remember you can’t go wrong if you keep the temperature low.