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Oven BBQ chicken
To cook successfully on an outdoor grill we need to use a combination of direct heat to sear the food and indirect heat to cook the food. Your Convection Oven or regular oven with help you with that stage. An easy way to achieve great results is to season the chicken with a dry rub of BBQ seasoning and slow cook it in the oven first.
Then the chicken can be brushed with BBQ sauce and either finished in a hot oven or on the grill. Allow approximately 30 minutes of cooking time for the chicken pieces and approximately 10 minutes for the finishing.
8 - 10 bone-in skin-on assorted chicken pieces
2 tbs BBQ dry rub seasoning
½ tsp Kosher salt
3 tbsp heat-tolerant vegetable oil
¾ cup BBQ sauce for finishing
Place the chicken pieces on a rimmed baking sheet and season the chicken pieces with BBQ seasoning, salt, drizzle with the vegetable oil, and rub the oil into the chicken pieces. For the best flavor, this is best done several hours in advance.
Heat the oven in the Convection or Convection Bake mode at 200 degrees, or heat the Steam oven in the Combination Convection Steam mode at 200 degrees. Place the tray in the oven and cook for 30 - 35 minutes.
You can now finish the cooking on the grill or you can change the oven mode to Convection Roast and cook the chicken at 425 degrees.
When cooking bone-in chicken pieces you may see a fair amount of liquid collect on the pan, these are flavorful juices that you can use to add to your general cooking so refrigerate or freeze them in a small container for future use.
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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.