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Mexican Street Corn Salad

This is a delicious easy recipe to have in your salad repertoire. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any grilled meats, poultry or fish. The corn can be steamed or for a more robust flavor, steam roast the corn at a high temperature, either way it will be delicious.

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6  ears corn

¼ cup finely chopped cilantro

¼ cup diced red onion

1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped

1 large avocado, small diced

½ cup crumbled cotija cheese

2 tbsp fresh lime juice

⅓ cup mayonnaise

⅛  tsp smoked paprika, mild or spicy

⅛ tsp chili powder


Heat the Combi steam oven in the Steam mode 212 degrees or in the combination Convection Steam mode 400 degrees.

Steamed corn: place the corn cobs in the perforated pan and cook for 8 - 10 minutes until tender. Cool before removing the corn from the cobs.

Steam roasted corn: brush the corn cobs with some softened butter and sprinkle with kosher salt. Roast for 10 - 12 minutes until the corn begins to caramelize at the edges. Cool before removing the corn from the cobs.

Meanwhile, combine the cilantro, red onion, tomatoes, avocado and cotija cheese in a medium sized bowl. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and add a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.

Serves 4


Larissa Taboryski

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BBQ Pulled Turkey

Turkey pieces slowly braised in a homemade BBQ sauce then pulled off the bone and served with cornbread or soft rolls is a delicious easy dish to prepare and a perfect dish for entertaining. This dish can be cooked covered in Convection or uncovered in the Steam oven.

The homemade BBQ sauce is also key to achieving great flavor with this recipe so begin by preparing the BBQ sauce and let it simmer for about 30 minutes. While the sauce is simmering, season the turkey pieces and set them aside to absorb the flavors. Even though the skin is discarded when shredding the turkey, braising the turkey with the skin on does add to the fat content but most importantly it adds great flavor.


Larissa Taboryski


For the BBQ sauce

2 tbsp butter + 1tbs oil

1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

Combine the following ingredients

3/4 cup of apple cider vinegar

¾ cup ketchup

1 Tbsp tomato paste

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

2 tbsp dry mustard powder

2 tsp smoked paprika

1 cup water

For the turkey

2 bone-in turkey thighs or a combination of bone-in  leg and thigh or leg and breast

1 tsp smoked paprika

2 tsp Kosher salt

1 tsp pepper

1 Tbsp chipotle chili in adobo sauce (optional)


A large oven-safe pan or Dutch oven is ideal for preparing the sauce then you can just put the turkey pieces into the sauce and transfer the pan to the oven. Otherwise, prepare the sauce in an oven safe casserole, and add the turkey pieces.

Saute the onions in the butter and oil over moderate heat until softened. Stir in the garlic and cook gently for a few minutes then add the remaining sauce ingredients that you have combined. Simmer over a gentle heat for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, season the turkey pieces with paprika, salt, and pepper and set aside.

Heat the oven, Convection Bake 325F (163C) or Steam Braising 325F (163C). 

Add the turkey pieces to the BBQ sauce and stir in the Chipotle Chili pepper if using. These peppers add a wonderful touch of smokey heat to the sauce. Place the pan in the oven (covered if using Convection) and cook for 1 ½ - 2 hours until the meat is very tender and easily falls off the bone.

In order to “pull” the turkey remove the pieces from the hot sauce and set aside to cool. Remove the skin, discard the bones and shred the meat by hand or with a fork and knife. Return to the pulled turkey to the sauce and reheat if needed before serving.

Serves 4 - 6

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