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Rescued By My Oven

September 6, 2022, 7:00:00 PM

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Cooking a Nice Meal To The Whole Family in Your Convection or Steam Oven Can be Easy

Welcome to the September issue of Rescued By My Oven our monthly update on how to get the most out of your Convection and Convection Steam ovens. Being able to cook a nice meal fairly quickly is important to many people, especially those juggling work and raising children. In some instances, a microwave oven can be a helpful tool, but there are many recipes and even entire meals you can cook in your Convection or Steam oven and have dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.


How Does Convection Make Meal Preparation Easier?


The short answer is that cooking in multiple pans on a cooktop means you are pretty much tied to the cooktop to monitor the process. When you put several trays of food in the oven to cook simultaneously then all you have to do is set the timer and enjoy some free time.


When cooking in a Convection mode heated air circulates around the oven cooking the food placed on each oven rack evenly. Foods cooked in Convection have better moisture retention which translates to better flavor and texture. Because there is no transfer of flavors meats, fish and vegetables can all be cooked simultaneously.


Easy Recipes for Convection Meals


The key to successfully cooking a complete meal in Convection comes down to planning. Remember to factor in resting time before slicing meats after they have been cooked and add the vegetables or casserole to the oven so those dishes will be ready to serve when the meat has been sliced.


You will find a selection of easy-to-prepare Convection meals on our website such as

Chili Garlic Sauce Baked Chicken Wings baked together with Asian Pork Meatballs. Both dishes can be baked in the Convection oven while rice and vegetables can be steamed in the Steam oven to round out the meal. Baked Mahi Mahi with a medley of zucchini, peppers, and garbanzo beans, as well as a dish of roasted cauliflower served with a zesty chimichurri sauce is another flavorful meal.


And Convection meals are not limited to dinner; cooking a complete brunch in Convection is a great way to use your oven. Our Convection Brunch features Creme Brulee French Toast baked together with a frittata and breakfast potatoes with sausage. I think of my Convection and Steam ovens as my sous chefs, I orchestrate the cooking and leave them to do the work with full confidence in the results.


Fast Oven Meals Using Convection Broil


Broiling is another option for preparing quick meals. Modern ovens come to temperature very quickly when the Broil mode is selected, just be sure to arrange the oven racks before heating the oven and never broil with the door open.


Of course, we have recipes for broiling Steak, Fish, and Fish Tacos but dishes like our Seafood Pasta and Grilled Shrimp Jambalaya are great ways to use the Convection Broil mode for a more elaborate meal.


I hope these ideas inspire you to make good use of these great tools in your oven to help you create easy delicious meals.


Larissa, Your Convection Enthusiast

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