Convection Roast Chicken with Lemons and Olives

Roasting bone-in chicken pieces definitely adds to the flavor of this easy to prepare sheet pan chicken meal. Surprisingly, even the olives seem to taste better cooked with their pits, although if I am serving this for a party I always use unpitted olives, just to be safe.


Always wanting to make good use of my appliances I steamed a simple rice and orzo pilaf from Trader Joes and some asparagus. This meal for me is perfect “fast food”, very little prep, fast cooking and amazingly delicious.

Convection Roast Chicken with Lemons and Olives

Roasting bone-in chicken pieces definitely adds to the flavor of this easy to prepare sheet pan chicken meal. Surprisingly, even the olives seem to taste better cooked with their pits, although if I am serving this for a party I always use unpitted olives, just to be safe.


Always wanting to make good use of my appliances I steamed a simple rice and orzo pilaf from Trader Joes and some asparagus. This meal for me is perfect “fast food”, very little prep, fast cooking and amazingly delicious.

Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya with Broiled Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

Black-eyed pea Jambalaya is an easy flavorful dish to prepare and is made even more delicious when some luscious shrimp and andouille sausage are broiled and added in just before serving. This recipe is a good example of how you can adapt a traditional recipe and cook part of the meal in the oven without sacrificing any flavor.



Low Temperature Roast Prime Rib

When roasting large, lean, tender cuts of meat such as Prime Rib best  results are always achieved with longer cooking at lower temperatures  and a high heat finish.  I made this Prime Rib in my Combi Steam Oven  but the same technique works perfectly in a Convection oven.

Cioppino

The traditional method of making Cioppino is fairly straightforward. First, you create a flavorful broth then add the seafood and simmer for a few minutes before serving but key to good flavor is a good fish or seafood stock, something the Italian fishermen who created this recipe had.  In this version we begin by making the seafood stock then cooking the soup base, but we cook some of the seafood in the Convection or Convection Steam Oven. Why? Well when we broil or roast the fish in the oven the results are more flavorful and it’s easier to handle.

Easy Convection Meal

Cooking three dishes at one time is easy when you know how to make good use of your Convection and Convection Steam ovens. Watch this video for tips on how to prepare delicious warming cold weather meals.

Steam Oven Fish Pie

The preparation of this delicious seafood version of Shepherd's pie comes together easily using your Convection Steam Oven. Instead of preparing the ingredients in individual saucepans prior to assembling the casserole they can be cooked in the Steam Oven using the Steam Setting at the same time.

Convection Broiled Steak
& Broiled Corn Salsa

The Broil function in most modern ovens is far more user friendly than older ovens making it a great choice for quickly broiling a steak together with a delicious corn salsa. The recipe also includes valuable tips for safe and effective oven broiling.

Oven Fried Chicken, Corn Spoonbread Casserole, Roasted Broccoli Slices

With this meal the Corn Casserole goes into the oven first as it takes 50 minutes to cook. It can be prepared in advance. Just remember to take it out of the refrigerator at least 30 minutes before cooking to lose the chill.

Convection Meal - Oven Roast Stuffed Pork Chops with Roasted Vegetable Medley

Cooking the leaner tender cuts of pork without drying out the meat can be tricky.  This recipe which begins with a sear on the cooktop and a slow finish in the oven will yield not only incredibly flavorful pork chops but they will be juicy and tender. A flavorful garlic herb paste is spread into a pocket that  is carefully cut in the meat before cooking adding a delicious burst of flavor. Pair the chops with some roasted seasonal vegetables for an easy Convection Meal. 


Key Lime Cheesecake

Recipes for cheesecake usually indicate that it should be baked  in a water bath, however if you bake the cheesecake in a Combi Steam Oven you can dispense with the water bath all together.  Select the Combination Convection Steam Mode to bake the cheesecake but the important thing to remember is to reduce the recipe temperature by 25 degrees, maybe even 30 degrees if your oven tends to run hot. My oven has the option to choose a level of humidity and I choose 60% with excellent results.



Convection Steam Roasted Duck

The added humidity in the Combi Steam Oven provides the perfect environment for roasting duck and if you follow these simple steps you will avoid splattering fat all around the oven so you can enjoy a delicious feast without having to face a major clean-up.


Convection Roast Thanksgiving Turkey Tips

Roasting a turkey in Convection is such a simple process, no need for a wet brine, and there is no need for turning or basting while the bird is cooking.  Cooking time is much faster, the meat is incredibly flavorful and juicy and during the resting and carving phase (approx 50 minutes) you can load all the oven side dishes into the oven and cook those in Convection so everything will be ready to serve at the same time. Follow these simple tips for success.

Lamb Shoulder Roast with Sauteed Greens, Chickpeas and Feta Cheese
Hazelnut Pear Cake

One of the greatest benefits of Convection cooking is the ability to cook an entire meal at one time with no transference of flavor.  I am not suggesting you have to cook a cake at the same time but it’s good to know if you are cooking something like a lamb shoulder roast  that will be in the oven for quite some time that you can cook a dessert at the same time.

Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmigiana is a little labor intensive to prepare but by using Convection to cook the eggplant slices at one time you eliminate the most labor intensive step which is frying the slices individually. The sauce is prepared while the eggplant is cooking then the casserole is assembled with the layers of sauce, eggplant and cheese….so easy, so delicious.

Italian Seafood Salad & Potato Artichoke Salad

Cooking several dishes at one time is so easy to do in a Combi Steam  Oven. The Steam Mode is set to 212 degrees, the temperature at which  water boil.  Instead of having to cook in multiple pans on the cooktop,  simply select the oven mode and the slide the trays with food in for the  appropriate cooking time.

Mexican Meatloaf, Classic Red Rice, Roasted Fish

When you turn your oven to cook something for dinner, always ask yourself, can I cook another part of the meal at the same time in the oven? One nice feature of this meal is that both dishes can be cooked and served in the same dish. If another family member prefers to eat fish, just add it in for about 10 minutes prior to serving.

Convection Meal - Crispy Braised Duck Legs and Oven Polenta

Crispy skinned braised duck legs pair really well with creamy polenta and if both dishes can be cooked at the same time in the oven, well why not! What a great way to make good use of a Convection oven. Actually, I was skeptical about cooking polenta in the oven but decided it was worth a try since it can be tricky cooking it on the cooktop. Fortunately it was a success!


Convection Meal - Holiday Brunch

Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Roasted Butternut Squash Stew and Spicy Cheese Crackers 


Since Holiday meals usually involve lots of protein rich foods, it's nice to give your digestive system a break and make some simple flavorful vegetable dishes instead. And of course it's so much easier with Convection.  For this meal, I roasted cauliflower for soup and butternut squash for a simple side dish with sauteed spinach and white beans. I also made some spicy cheese crackers to serve with the soup.....easy and so delicious.

Convection Meal Chicken Meatballs with Miso and Ginger and Roasted Green Beans with Spicy Tofu

These two simple zesty recipes make a delicious quick cooking Convection meal and will give your taste buds a nice change from traditional meatballs and roasted vegetables.


Vegetable Gratin

Another great way to put your Combi Steam Oven to good use.  Steam or Steam Roast the vegetables for your gratin while preparing the cheese sauce. Heat the gratin in the Combination Convection Steam Mode and finish with a touch of high heat from the Broiler for an easy delicious warming cool weather meal.

Roasting Vegetables for Soups, Stews and Grain Bowls

Roasting vegetables for soups, stews and grain bowls ensures great flavor, makes the preparation easier and remember when you cook in Convection you can cook on multiple racks at one time so it’s easy to prepare a  couple of meals cooked at one time.

Huevos Rancheros Casserole
& Caramelized Apple French Toast Casserole

Preparing some breakfast favorites in casserole form is an easy way to prepare a delicious Sunday brunch. Both dishes can be prepped the day before, placed in the oven in the morning and in forty minutes you can enjoy a stress free brunch.  The egg casserole will cook in approximately 30 minutes and the French toast in approximately 40 minutes.

Soy Glazed Butter Roasted Chicken
Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Kale

In this meal the spice infused softened butter is spread under the chicken skin prior to cooking then the chicken is cooked for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.  The temperature is then lowered to 350 and the chicken cooked for another 35- 45 minutes and brushed with the soy glaze while it is resting for 15 minutes before carving.  The sweet potatoes only take 25 minutes to cook and the kale can be added in for the last 10 minutes so the vegetables only need to be added to the oven at the very end of the cooking time.

Oven Roast Tri Tip
Roasted Potatoes with Peppers, Onion & Green Beans

Planning Tips for Cooking this Meal in Convection 


Tri-Tip - plan 40 minutes cooking time for a 2lb roast and 10 minutes resting time. Use the oven meat probe if your oven is equipped with one set to 130 for medium rare.


Roasted Vegetables - plan 30- 35 minutes cooking time. Organize the oven racks, have one rack in rack position 2 counting up from the bottom and the other on rack position 4 or 5. 


Preheat the oven in the Convection Roast Mode 325 degrees.

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