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Grilled Pork Chops - Slow Cooking Method

I used two different types of pork chops and both worked out well cooked at a low temperature for about 30-40 minutes then finished on the grill. Pork blade chops cut from the pork shoulder have more marbling and handle the grill's high heat well. Left-over grilled pork blade steak is excellent added to fried rice or a ramen bowl.


Pork loin chops are typically cut quite thick and have less marbling can be tricky but they were perfect when cooked this way as well. I use 200 degrees for the slow cooking but you can go as low as 160 degrees, just allow a little extra time. Some grilled pineapple slices would of course be perfect as an accompaniment to these grilled chops.

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Larissa Taboryski

Ingredients

2 bone-in pork loin chops

2 pork blade chops

2 tbsp BBQ dry rub seasoning

2 tbsp heat-tolerant vegetable oil

BBQ sauce optional

Preparation

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 chops on a shallow rimmed baking sheet, season with your preferred BBQ seasoning, and coat each side of the chops with the oil. I didn’t add salt because the dry rub had a fair amount but add salt to taste.


Cook for 30 minutes, brush the chops with the BBQ sauce is using, and finish the cooking on the grill, allowing approximately 4 minutes per side.

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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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