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Chicken Roasted with Lemon and Thyme in Convection

There are several important tips for making really good roast chicken. Marinate the chicken a few hours or overnight. Let it sit outside of the refrigerator in a cool spot for a couple of hours before cooking. Prepare all the marinade ingredients then season the chicken wearing prep gloves.


Roast the chicken on a rack in a shallow pan to allow the Convection heat to cook it evenly while retaining all the delicious juices.


Convection Roast or Convection Bake

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Paul Tang

Ingredients

1 - 4-5lb chicken

1 - lemon, cut into thin slices

2 - tablespoons, fresh thyme leaves

3 - cloves garlic, minced

3 - tablespoons, olive oil

Salt and pepper

Preparation

Slice the lemon and mix the oil with the thyne, garlic, salt and pepper.


Place the chicken on a rimmed pan and wearing disposable gloves, gently loosen the skin from the breast and thighs with the point of a sharp knife.


Carefully slide the lemon slices under the skin and rub the herbed oil under and over the skin.


Preheat the oven to Convection Roast or Convection Bake 350 degrees and roast for 45 minutes. Increase the temperature to 450 degrees and cook for an additional 15 - 20 minutes until crisp and browned.


Remember to rest the chicken for 10 - 12 minutes before carving on a rimmed cutting board to capture all those delicious juices.

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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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