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Convection Oven Roast Chicken


Convection Oven Roast Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (5 lb) roasting chickens
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • fresh herb (rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram, etc.,1/4-inch sprig)
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 small onion, peeled and quartered (about 2 ounces)
  • 4 slices lemon zest (1/2-x-3-inches each)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


DIRECTIONS

Place the toaster oven rack to the lowest position in the oven. Preheat the oven to 400°F on the convection setting.
Remove giblets and neck from cavity of chicken, reserve for another use or discard. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry.
Place a baking rack into the broiling pan (that is lined with foil) add 1/4 cup water to the pan and lightly spray the baking rack with cooking spray.
Tuck the wings under and place the chicken on the baking rack pan. Clean work surface and hands with soap and hot water before continuing.
Combine the salt and pepper. Rub half the mixture in the cavity of the chicken; then place the herb sprig(s), garlic halves, onion quarters and lemon zest in the cavity of the chicken.
Loosely tie the legs together. Rub the chicken with the olive oil and remaining salt and pepper. Drizzle with the lemon juice.
Place the chicken in the oven and roast at 400°F for 20 minutes, then lower the temperature to 375°F and continue to roast for an additional 12 minutes per pound longer.
Considering my chicken was 5 lbs. I will roast it for 60 minutes. You will have to calculate the time according to your chicken's weight by multiplying 12 minutes times the size per pound of your chicken.
The Internal temperature of the chicken should be 170°F when tested in the breast, and 180°F when tested in the dark meat.
Juices should run clear.
Turn off oven and remove the chicken to a platter. Let stand 10 - 15 minutes before carving . Enjoy it !

Better Cooking Through Convection


Better Cooking Through Convection

Hot air circulating through your oven cooks food more evenly, at lower temperatures, and often with better and faster results

Help! I've got a new convection oven, and I don't know what to do with it." I hear this plea a lot from cooks who have just redone their kitchens, and also from people who are intrigued about convection cooking but aren't sure what the big deal is. The answer is simple: You can cook just about anything in a convection oven, and while learning to use one certainly isn't a big deal, the results you get—evenly cooked cookies, crisp pastry, and juicy, well-browned meats (including that Thanksgiving turkey)—are.

To get comfortable with a convection oven, you just have to start using it. The easiest way to do this is to experiment with your favorite recipes by cooking them at a slightly lower temperature and for a slightly shorter time than you normally would (read The Food Geek's post The Convection Changeover for some good tips on this). But before you do that, or before you follow through with your plans to buy a convection oven, read on to learn how these ovens work, how different models vary, and what kind of results you can expect.

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A convection oven circulates hot air with a fan.
Unlike conventional radiant (also called thermal) ovens, convection ovens have a fan that continuously circulates air through the oven cavity. When hot air is blowing onto food, as opposed to merely surrounding it, the food tends to cook more quickly. A short version of the scientific explanation for this is that moving air speeds up the rate of heat transference that naturally occurs when air of two different temperatures converges. To help understand this, consider wind chill: When cold air blows against you on a blustery winter day, you feel colder more quickly than you do on a windless day of the same temperature.

This acceleration effect is one reason for the superior results you get from convection. The rush of heat speeds up the chemical reactions that occur when food cooks. The butter in a pie crust or a croissant releases its steam quickly, creating flaky layers. The skin of a roasting chicken renders its fat and browns more quickly, so the meat cooks faster and stays juicier. The sugars in roasting vegetables and potatoes begin caramelizing sooner, creating crisp edges, moist interiors, and deep flavors. Overall, food cooked in a convection oven is usually done about 25% faster than it is in a conventional oven.


Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

CONVECTION OVEN RECIPE INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 1/2 ga WATER; WARM
  • 4 ga WATER; BOILING
  • 8 lb CHEESE CHEDDER
  • 8 oz BUTTER PRINT SURE
  • 1 1/2 lb BUTTER PRINT SURE
  • 2 lb MILK; DRY NON-FAT L HEAT
  • 8 lb MACARONI; 10 LB
  • 1 lb BREAD SNDWICH 22OZ #51
  • 1 1/8 lb FLOUR GEN PURPOSE 10LB
  • 1 tb PEPPER BLACK 1 LB CN
  • 2 oz SALT TABLE 5LB
  • 2 oz SALT TABLE 5LB
  • PAN: 18 BY 24-INCH ROASTING PAN TEMPERATURE: 350 F. OVEN :
CONVECTION OVEN RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. FIRST OF ALL ADD MACARONI SLOWLY TO SALTED WATER; COOK 15 MINUTES OR UNTIL TENDER; STIR OCCASIONALLY TO PREVENT STICKING.

2. DRAIN. SET ASIDE FOR USE IN STEP 7.

3. NEXT IS TO RECONSTITUTE MILK; HEAT TO JUST BELOW BOILING. DO NOT BOIL.

4. AND THEN BLEND BUTTER OR MARGARINE AND FLOUR TOGETHER; STIR UNTIL SMOOTH. ADD ROUX TO HOT MILK, STIRRING CONSTANTLY.

5. ADD SALT AND PEPPER. BRING MIXTURE TO A BOIL; REDUCE HEAT; SIMMER 5 MINUTES OR UNTIL THICKENED. STIR FREQUENTLY TO PREVENT SCORCHING.

6. ADD CHEESE TO SAUCE; STIR ONLY UNTIL SMOOTH; REMOVE FROM HEAT.

7. COMBINE SAUCE AND MACARONI; MIX WELL.

8. PLACE ABOUT 3 1/4 GAL MIXTURE IN EACH WELL-GREASED PAN.

9. COMBINE BREAD CRUMBS AND MELTED BUTTER OR MARGARINE; SPRINKLE OVER MIXTURE IN EACH PAN.

10. BAKE 25 MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWNED. :

NOTE: 1. IN STEP 6, 3 LB (1-NO. 10 CN) CHEESE, AMERICAN, DEHYDRATED, COMBINED WITH 1 1/2 QT WARM WATER MAY BE USED. SEE RECIPE NO. F-G-1.

NOTE: 2. OTHER SIZES AND TYPES OF PANS MAY BE USED. SEE RECIPE NO. A-25.

NOTE: 3. IN STEP 10, IF CONVECTION OVEN IS USED, BAKE AT 300 F. 15 TO 20 MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWN ON HIGH FAN, OPEN VENT.ENJOY IT !


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Lattice Apple Pie with Mexican Brown Sugar

Lattice Apple Pie with Mexican Brown Sugar
Convection Oven Recipe Ingredients
  • 1/2 pound piloncillo (unrefined brown sugar; also called panela)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 4 (1-inch-wide) strips orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 1/2 pound medium apples
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Pastry dough (for a double-crust pie)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
Accompaniment: rum ice cream

Convection Oven Recipe Instructions
First of all put a large heavy baking sheet in middle of oven and preheat oven to 425°F.

And then Bring piloncillo, water, zest, spices, and 1/8 teaspoon salt to a boil in a small heavy saucepan, covered, stirring occasionally until piloncillo has dissolved. Remove lid and boil over medium-low heat until syrup is thickened and reduced to about 3/4 cup, 6 to 10 minutes. Discard zest and cool syrup slightly.

Meanwhile, peel and core apples, then cut into 1/2-inch-wide wedges.

Toss apples with flour, then with syrup.

Roll out 1 piece of dough (keeping remaining piece chilled) on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into a 13-inch round, then fit into a 9-inch pie plate.

Trim edge, leaving a 1/2-inch overhang, and chill shell.

Roll out remaining piece of dough on a lightly floured surface with a lightly floured rolling pin into a 16-by 11-inch rectangle. Cut dough crosswise into 11 (1 1/4-inch-wide) strips.

Next is to Stir apple mixture, then spoon evenly into pie shell. Weave a tight lattice pattern over pie with pastry strips.

Trim all strips flush with edge of pie plate. Fold bottom crust up over edge of lattice and crimp. Brush lattice (but not edge) with milk and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake pie on hot baking sheet 20 minutes.

Reduce oven temperature to 375°F and bake until crust is golden and filling is bubbling, 50 to 60 minutes more. Cool pie to warm or room temperature, about 1 1/2 hours. Enjoy the lattice apple pie !

Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables with Mustard-Rosemary Sauce









Roast Chicken and Root Vegetables with Mustard-Rosemary Sauce

CONVECTION OVEN RECIPE INGREDIENTS
  • 1/3 cup whole grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 7 1/2- to 8-pound roasting chicken, rinsed, giblets removed
  • 2 large red onions, each cut into 8 wedges, peeled
  • 1 1/2 pounds small turnips, peeled if desired, each turnip cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 pound peeled baby carrots
  • 1 cup canned low-salt chicken broth

CONVECTION OVEN RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375°F. Whisk mustard, oil, and rosemary in bowl. Place chicken in large roasting pan. Brush with half of mustard mixture. Roast until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 170°F, about 1 hour 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush large baking sheet with oil. Reserve 1 tablespoon mustard mixture for sauce. Toss onions, turnips, and carrots with remaining mustard mixture in bowl. Spread out on baking sheet. Roast until tender and beginning to brown, stirring twice, about 1 hour. Transfer chicken to platter. Spoon off fat from juices in pan. Place pan atop 2 burners. Whisk in broth and reserved mustard mixture. Boil until reduced to 1 1/4 cups, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Place chicken on platter; surround with vegetables. Serve with sauce.Enjoy the convection oven recipe !

Convention Oven Cooking











Convention Oven Cooking


Convection ovens—long a mainstay of professional kitchens—continue to gain popularity with home cooks, many of whom either opt for the compact countertop versions or purchase an oven with a convection setting. The allure of faster cooking times, evenly cooked food, and the oven's improved energy efficiency is hard to ignore. However, for anyone new to cooking with convection ovens, there is a learning curve that often requires adjustments to either time or temperature—and sometimes both. If you're trying to figure out how best to cook with your convection oven, we've got some helpful advice.

First, a few basic mechanics:
A conventional oven uses radiant heat that emanates from the top and/or bottom surfaces. The result is usually an oven with hot and cold spots. What makes a convection oven stand apart is the internal fan that circulates hot air, creating an evenly heated environment for the food. The most obvious advantage to having a steady supply of heat surrounding and penetrating the food is that all your meat, produce, and baked goods will cook faster and brown more evenly.

Experts and manufacturers recommend adjusting any recipe in two ways: either by lowering the oven's temperature by about 25 degrees or by shortening the cooking time by roughly a quarter. Follow the tips below and carefully monitor your first few attempts for browning, texture, and doneness. It may help to record the results—through trial and error, you will quickly get a sense of how your convection oven cooks and what further adjustments should be made.
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Convection Oven Recipe : Baked Fish with Hot and Spicy Spinach










Convection Oven Recipe : Baked Fish with Hot and Spicy Spinach

CONVECTION OVEN RECIPE INGREDIENTS:
  • 30 lb FISH FILLETS FLAT FZ
  • 3 c BUTTER PRINT SURE
  • 3 tb GARLIC DEHY GRA
  • 3/4 lb LEMON FRESH
  • 1 tb SALT TABLE 5LB
  • PAN: 18 BY 26-INCH SHEET PAN TEMPERATURE: 375 F. OVEN
CONVECTION OVEN RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS:
1. SEPARATE FILLETS OR STEAKS; CUT INTO 4 1/2 OZ PORTIONS, IF NECESSARY. ARRANGE SINGLE LAYERS OF FISH ON LIGHTLY GREASED PANS.

2. COMBINE BUTTER OR MARGARINE, SALT, PAPRIKA, LEMON JUICE AND GARLIC. DRIZZLE 3/4 CUP MIXTURE OVER FISH IN EACH PAN.

3. BAKE 25 MINUTES OR UNTIL LIGHTLY BROWNED.

4. GARNISH WITH PARSLEY BEFORE SERVING.

NOTE: 1. IN STEP 1, IF FLOUNDER FILLETS ARE USED, PLACE FILLETS ON 5 PANS. IN STEP 3, BAKE 15 MINUTES; IN CONVECTION OVEN, BAKE 7 MINUTES AT 325F. ON HIGH FAN, OPEN VENT.

NOTE: 2. IN STEP 2, 2 LB 4 OZ LEMONS A.P. (9 LEMONS) WILL YIELD 1 1/2 CUPS JUICE.

NOTE: 3. IN STEP 3, IF CONVECTION OVEN IS USED, BAKE AT 325 F. 15 TO 20 MINUTES ON HIGH FAN, CLOSED VENT.

NOTE: 4. IN STEP 3, FISH IS DONE WHEN IT FLAKES EASILY WITH A FORK.

NOTE: 5. IN STEP 3, BAKING TIME WILL VARY WITH TYPE AND THICKNESS OF FISH.