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Baked Mahi Mahi with Roasted Vegetables
Convection is the perfect medium for cooking lean fish such as Mahi Mahi. The circulating Convection heat keeps the fish moist and juicy and you can easily prepare several trays of roasted vegetables at the same time. Here is the cooking plan.
The vegetable dishes will take the longest to cook and will benefit from a higher cooking temperature so they go into the oven first to cook for 15 - 20 minutes. While the vegetables are cooking you can season the fish and prepare an herb sauce such as Chimichurri to serve with the meal. When the vegetables are almost cooked, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and slide the fish into the oven to cook for 6 - minutes and everything will be ready to serve at one time.
3 medium zucchini, cut into 1” chunks
½ red onion, cut into 1” chunks
1 pepper, red or yellow, seeds removed, cut into 1” chunks
1 cup cooked garbanzo beans
¼ tsp dried Italian seasoning
Pinch of dried chili flakes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 ¼ lb Mahi Mahi filets
¼ tsp dried oregano
½ lemon sliced
If you plan to cook the cauliflower as shown in the video, then arrange 3 racks in your oven. One close to the bottom for the cauliflower, one closer to the top for the zucchini, and one in the middle for the fish.
Heat the oven in the Convection Roast or Convection Bake mode at 400 degrees.
Combine the zucchini, onion, pepper, garbanzo beans, and seasonings with enough olive oil to coat on a rimmed baking sheet and season with some Kosher salt and ground pepper.
Slide the tray into the oven on the top rack and set the timer for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, place the fish on a lightly oiled rimmed baking sheet and top with the oregano and lemon. Drizzle olive oil over the fish and sprinkle with Kosher salt and ground pepper.
When the timer has elapsed, reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and slide the fish on the middle rack in the oven. Cook for 6 - 8 minutes until the fish is firm.
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Baked Ham with Tangerine Glaze and Roasted Carrots
Since ham is already cooked by smoking it is most often eaten cold, however heated through and brushed with a fruity glaze it makes a great centerpiece for celebration meals.
In order to heat the ham through it usually needs a fair bit of time in a slow oven and to avoid drying out the meat it is covered until the final stage when the glaze is added. However, if you bake your unsliced ham in Convection you will not need to cover the ham and the heating through time will take approximately 1 ½ - 2 hours, depending on the weight of the ham. If you are heating a sliced ham then it must remain covered in foil to avoid drying out.
1 - smoked ham, bone-in, skin on 7 - 9 lbs
1 - bunch fresh sage leaves
¾ - cup olive oil
1 - cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
2 - cups tangerine juice
2 - tangerines, sliced thin, seeds removed
2 - cups, packed light brown sugar
1 - cup water
½ - teaspoon whole cloves
2 - cinnamon sticks
1 ½ - lbs baby carrots
Preheat the oven in the Convection Mode 300 degrees.
Place the ham on a rack in a large roasting pan.
Score the ham with cuts in a diamond pattern about 2 inches apart and ½ deep.
Season generously with salt and pepper. Chop 8 of the sage leaves and mix with the olive oil to make a paste, rub all of the ham getting into the slits.
Bake for 2 hours.
Combine the butter, tangerine juice, tangerines, brown sugar, water and spices in a heavy medium saucepan and heat over medium heat.
Bring to a gentle boil and simmer until the liquid is reduced to a syrupy glaze, 30 - 40 minutes.
Brush the glaze over the ham when it has completed its initial heating phase. Add the baby carrots and another 8 chopped sage leaves and continue baking for another 40 - 50 minutes until the carrots are tender and the internal temperature of the ham is 150 degrees.