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Whole Steam Roasted Cauliflower
Whenever you see a recipe that instructs you to cover the food with foil it’s good to remember that you can cook that same dish in your Combi Steam Oven without any foil. Why? Because when food is covered with foil it creates steam but if you use the Combination Convection Steam mode in your Combi Steam Oven you will have all the steam you need.
This recipe is so easy and the cauliflower is so delicious and creamy. It can be served with some pesto or a side of sauteed greens or just enjoyed on it’s own. Cauliflower is pretty much a blank canvas awaiting your inspiration.
1 - medium cauliflower, leaves removed and core cut so the cauliflower stand flat
1 - medium yellow onion
½ - tsp, mixed Italian seasoning
2 - tablespoons olive oil
Heat the Combi Steam oven in the Combination Convection Steam Mode to 400 degrees.
Heat an 8 - 10” ovenproof skillet over moderate heat, add the oil and onion, sprinkle with the seasoning and saute until the onions have softened, approximately 6 minutes.
Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Push the onions to the side and place the cauliflower in the center of the pan. Place in the oven and set the timer for 25 minutes.
Carefully remove the pan from the oven and set on a trivet, leaving a hot pad or cloth over the handle to remind you not to accidentally touch the handle (it happens!)
Basil Pistachio Pesto
1 - cup washed and dried basil leaves, coarsely chopped
¼ - cup raw shelled pistachios
3 - cloves garlic
¼ - teaspoon kosher salt
¼ - cup extra-virgin olive oil
Pulse the basil, pistachios and garlic with the salt in a food processor. Then add the oil in a stream to form a paste. Add more oil slowly if needed and a pinch of sea salt.
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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.
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