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Slow Roasted Tomatoes with Garlic and Herbs
Slow roasting tomatoes is one of the best ways to use an abundance of summer tomatoes. The natural juices in the tomatoes are kept intact thanks to Convection. And cooking them at a low temperature of 200 degrees for several hours, perfectly caramelizes the natural sugars rendering amazing results. Enhance the flavor with some fresh herbs and garlic for an easy delicious condiment that is well worth the time and slight effort to make.
2 lbs sugar plum or other small tomatoes, rinsed, dried and cut in half
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp chopped fresh herbs, rosemary, oregano, basil and marjoram
¼ cup olive oil or more if needed
Heat the oven in the Convection or Convection Bake mode 200 degrees.
Combine all the ingredients and add a little sea salt and freshly ground pepper then spread them on to a rimmed baking sheet.
Turn the tomatoes so that each one is facing cut side up. Slide the tray into the oven and cook for 2 hours until the tomatoes are soft yet slightly caramelized.
The tomatoes can be stored for up to a week in the refrigerator and are delicious served with cheese, eggs, fish, chicken, beef or lamb or spread onto grilled bread or added to a sandwich.
Yield is approximately 2 cups
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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.