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How to Cook Artichokes in the Steam Oven
Learning which pans work best for steaming different vegetables in a combi steam oven is a process of trial and error. Take artichokes for example, you would think they would steam perfectly in the perforated pan but actually results are much better when they are steamed in a solid pan with a little water and lemon.
If the pans that came with your oven are either too big or too small you can use an oven safe casserole dish. Allow approximately 30 minutes to steam the artichokes, and since it’s a shame to miss the opportunity to steam something else at the same time why not steam some ravioli and toss them with some freshly made pesto for an easy delicious meal.
For the Artichokes
4 - medium sized globe artichokes, cut into quarters, choke removed
1 - lemon, sliced
3 - sprigs oregano
½ - cup water
Heat the oven in the Steam Mode, 212 degrees.
For the Ravioli
2 - 8oz packages ravioli
1 - cup water
Combi Steam Oven Artichokes
Arrange the artichokes in the solid oven pan or an oven safe casserole dish with the lemon slices and oregano. Add ½ cup of water and slide the pan into the oven. Set the timer for 30 minutes. Test the artichokes for doneness by inserting the point of a sharp knife into the choke.
Serve with melted butter or dipping sauce of your choice.
Combi Steam Oven Ravioli
Heat the oven in the Steam Mode, 212 degrees. Place the ravioli in the large solid oven cooking pan and add 1 cup of water for 2 packages of ravioli. Slide the pan into the oven under the artichokes and cook for 4 - 5 minutes until the pasta is tender. Drain carefully and toss with your preferred sauce.
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Steamed Bone-In Chicken for Salads
Steaming bone-in chicken*, yields two great results. Succulent chicken that can be used for salads or sandwiches or added to pizza or a stir-fry as well as some flavorful chicken stock. The flavor of the stock will be determined by the type of aromatics and seasoning you add to the pan. This recipe uses onion, celery, carrot, bay leaf and mixed Italian seasoning.
*This is an old video that I am publishing as a recipe. And, yes, the logo is different, but the essence is the same! I hope you enjoy the video and learn more about the benefits of using a Steam oven, also known as a Combi Oven.
1 bone is chicken breast
1 whole chicken leg
1 small onion, peeled and halved
1 small carrot, trimmed and scrubbed
1 celery stick
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp mixed Italian seasoning
3 stalks fresh parsley (optional)
2 cups cold water
Place all the ingredients in the solid pan from the steam oven or in an oven safe casserole dish.
Heat the steam oven in the Steam Mode 212°F.
Place the casserole dish in the oven and set the timer for 45 minutes. The meat should be very tender and falling off the bone. If it's not quite there return it to the oven for 5 - 8 more minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven, carefully remove the cooked chicken pieces and place on a plate to cool. When cool enough to handle, remove the skin and discard, shred the chicken by hand or with a knife and fork and discard the bones.
When the stock has cooled discard the aromatics and either refrigerate or freeze the stock for later use.