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Sweet Potato and Kale Salad with Creamy Curry Dressing
For this salad I find the yellow fleshed sweet potatoes work best rather than the garnet yams. When working with these sweet potatoes I recommend cooking them as soon as they are peeled otherwise they tend to discolor in spots. The potatoes take approximately 15 minutes to steam and the kale approximately 8 minutes. Let the vegetables cool before combining with the dressing and you will have a surprisingly flavorful side dish.
2 large sweet potatoes
½ bunch red or Dino kale, stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped
½ cup mayonnaise
1 tsp curry powder
½ tsp ground cumin
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
Heat the Combi steam oven in the Steam mode 212 degrees.
Place the prepped potatoes in the solid pan and add a ¼ cup of water, cook the potatoes for 15 minutes until tender but not falling apart. Cool before combining with the kale and dressing.
Place the kale leaves in the perforated pan and steam for approximately 8 minutes until the leaves have softened. Remove the pan from the oven and set aside to cool. Blot the leaves with paper towels if needed to remove any excess moisture.
Combine the dressing ingredients and add salt and freshly ground pepper to taste. Gently fold the cooled sweet potatoes and kale with the dressing.
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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