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Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes
Convection is ideal for cooking lean tender cuts of meat such as pork tenderloin. A flavorful marinade and roasting the tenderloin with grapes and a side of baked acorn squash is a recipe for an easy delicious meal.
For the best flavor, the tenderloins should be marinated for at least 2 hours or overnight. Vacuum sealing the tenderloins with the marinade will do the trick in 15 minutes. Because these tenderloins cook quickly at a moderate temperature they can be cooked directly on a rimmed baking pan.
3 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
3 tbsp canned chipotle chilis in Adobo sauce, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
3 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
2 pork tenderloins approx 1lb each
Red or purple grapes, cut into clusters
Combine the first 6 ingredients in a glass dish, add the tenderloins and marinate for 2 hours or overnight.
Heat the oven in the Convection Roast or Convection Bake mode at 350℉ (176℃).
Remove the tenderloins from the marinade and place them on a shallow-rimmed baking pan. Toss the grape clusters with a little olive oil and arrange them around the pork. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 15 - 20 minutes until the tenderloins are firm to the touch.
Meanwhile, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and simmer for approximately 10 minutes until it is reduced by half.
Allow the tenderloins to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Arrange the meat on a platter with the grape clusters and drizzle with the reduced sauce.
Serves 4 - 6
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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.