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Chipotle Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Grapes

Convection Roast or Convection Bake

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Cathy Dyla

Ingredients

3 - tablespoons olive oil

3 - tablespoons soy sauce

2 - 4 tablespoons canned chipotles in Adobo sauce, chopped

5 - cloves garlic, minced

1 - teaspoon ground cumin

3 - tablespoons, chopped fresh cilantro leaves

2 - pork tenderloins 1 ¼ - 1 1/2 lbs each

Red or Purple grapes cut into clusters

Preparation

Combine first 6 ingredients in a glass dish, add the pork tenderloins and marinate for 2 hours or overnight.


Preheat oven to Convection Roast or Convection Bake 350 degrees.


Remove tenderloins from marinade and sprinkle with some freshly cracked pepper.


Place on a rack in a shallow baking pan and arrange grapes around the edge.


Roast for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 140 degrees.


Allow the meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.


Meanwhile, pour the marinade into a small saucepan and bring to a boil, simmer for 5 - 10 minutes until reduced by half.


Arrange the meat on a platter with the roasted grapes and drizzle with the reduced sauce.


Serves 8


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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.

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Ingredients

Preparation

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.


Glaze: 


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.


Serves 12

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