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How to Cook Salmon at a Low Temperature in Convection

This technique works well with any meaty fish, just take care not to hurry the searing step by turning the fish too soon, otherwise, it will stick to the pan. If your Combi-steam oven doesn’t have a dedicated Low-Temperature mode then just use Combi-steam 180 - 200 degrees. For best results in a Convection oven use the Convection mode 180 - 200 degrees.

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Paul Tang

Ingredients

2 fillets of meaty fish such as salmon, halibut, sea bass or wild cod

1 tbsp unsalted butter

1 tbsp olive oil

½ lemon, juice only

Preparation

Pat the fillets dry with a paper towel and season with your preferred seasoning and a sprinkle of Kosher salt and freshly cracked pepper.


Heat the Combi-steam oven in the Low-Temperature or Combi-steam Mode 180 - 200 degrees. Or heat your Convection oven in the Convection mode to 180 - 200 degrees.


Heat an ovenproof skillet over moderate heat and when hot add the butter and oil. Carefully lay the fish into the pan and let it cook undisturbed for a few minutes. Gently lift one corner and if the fish releases easily then carefully turn each piece. 


Now place the pan in the heated oven and cook for 6 - 8 minutes. Center cuts of very meaty fish may take up to 15 minutes to cook through. Don’t hurry the process the results are worth waiting for.


Squeeze the lemon juice over the fish and baste with the pan juices before serving.


Serves 2

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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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