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HOW TO USE THIS COOKBOOKYour Sharp Convection Microwave Oven can be used as a microwave oven for quick, convenient cooking, as a convection oven for small baked goods and broiling or in combination forroasting and baking.Your cookbook begins with an introduction to the principles and techniques of convectionmicrowave cooking, then explains convection and combination cooking, and includes cooking methods, charts and recipes.For some foods you will find directions for both combination cooking and microwave cooking. Your oven provides you with the option of using either method, depending on the timeyou have available and your own preferences. It is necessary to use the cookbook along withthe Use and Care manual.Take a moment to flip through the cookbook to see how it’s arranged. As you use the book,be sure to read the captions under the pictures — often that’s where you’ll find importantdirections and tips.PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID POSSIBLEEXPOSURE TO EXCESSIVEMICROWAVE ENERGY(a) Do not attempt to operate this oven with the door open since open-door operationcan result in harmful exposure to microwave energy. It is important not to defeat ortamper with the safety interlocks.(b) Do not place any object between the oven front face and the door or allow soil orcleaner residue to accumulate on sealing surfaces.(c) Do not operate the oven if it is damaged. It is particularly important thatthe microwave oven door close properly and that there is no damage to the:(1) door (bent), (2) hinges and latches (broken or loosened), (3) door seals andsealing surfaces.(d) The microwave oven should not be adjusted or repaired by anyone except properlyqualified service personnel.Sharp Electronics CorporationSharp Plaza Blvd.Mahwah, NJ 07495-1163

CONTENTSWhat is Convection Microwave Cooking?.2What is Convection Cooking?.3What is Convection Broiling?.3Convection Microwave Utensils.6Roasting Techniques.9Broiling Techniques.12Convection-Only Techniques.29Cake Techniques.30Pie Techniques.31Bread & Baking Techniques.321

What is Convection Microwave Cooking?The convection microwave oven is the ultimate cooking team.This state-of-the-art system brings together the best of bothworlds. Enjoy the browning and crisping capabilities of convection plus the speed of microwave cooking. Microwavingbrings out the natural flavor of foods and keeps them moistand juicy. Convection cooking adds the advantage of browning and crisping food beautifully. Combination settingsLOW MIX and HIGH MIX use convection heat to seal andbrown the outside while using microwave energy to makesure the interior is cooked.Breads and cakes are done to perfection; roasts and poultrybrown and crisp just right. The results are superior to conventional methods, giving you the widest range of options forcreative cooking and timesaving ease. It is not necessary topreheat with combination settings.Turkey is an excellent example of the superb results youcan achieve with this team. No turning over is needed, andyou don’t need to baste unless a special seasoning is desired.Turkey roasted conventionally browns well, but whitemeat often becomes dry in the time needed to cook darkmeat completely. Combination settings use hot air roasting for crisp, brown skin plus microwaving speed for moist,juicy meat.Breads and cakes also turn out beautifully. The convectionmicrowave team bakes bread with golden brown, crisp crustand fine texture. Cakes are tender moist and evenly cookedwith a nicely browned surface. You can also bake two layersat a time rather than the one-at-a-time method of microwaveonly baking.When you compare foods cooked in a convection microwaveoven with those cooked conventionally, you’ll discover theadvantages of this advanced system.Low Mix combines convection heat with microwave powerfor perfect baking results. Use the Low Mix setting forbaked goods that require more than 20 minutes baking time.Angel food and bundt cakes, quick breads and yeast breadsand large muffins are examples of foods that bake perfectlyat this setting. Check the use and care manual for furtherinformation.2High Mix combines convection heat with microwave power,providing crisp brown exteriors and superior juiciness formeats. Longer-cooking foods, such as roasts, whole turkeyand chicken and poultry pieces, cook in about half of thetime with just the right amount of browning. Check the useand care manual for further information.

What is Convection Cooking?With convection cooking, a high-speed fancirculates air past the heat source and aroundthe food. The superheated air browns andcrisps the food beautifully.Convection cooking is ideal for foodsrequiring 20 minutes or less cooking time.Preheating is necessary with convectioncooking. Two round sheets of cookies or two6-cup muffin pans bake at the same timewhen using the high rack with turntable on.A rectangular cake pan, large cookie sheet or12-cup muffin pan are ideal for convectionbaking on the low rack with the turntable off.Use the convection setting for baked goodssuch as cookies, biscuits, cupcakes and smallmuffins or frozen or refrigerated conveniencefood items.What is Convection Broiling?In convection broiling, food is elevated onthe low rack, allowing cooking to occur on allsides simultaneously. Fats drip away from thefood providing for great flavor.Convection broiling is easier than ever withthe unique one-step programming ConvecBroil, which makes broiling even easier, withits automatic settings for hamburgers, chickenand steaks.3

Foods and Best Cooking MethodsThere’s an easy way to cook each of your favorite foods.Matching the best method and setting to the food is thesecret to success time after time. This chart keeps it simpleby giving you the everyday guidelines you need. Now youConvectionLow MixBroilMicrowaveFoodConvectionBread & RollsBiscuitsBread loavesRollsCakesBundtCupcakesLayer CakesLoaf Cakes or Quick BreadsMuffins(regular size)Muffins (bakery-style,large size)Rectangular CakeConvec Bake #31-12 cup panConvec Bake #113x9x2 panTube CakesCookiesBarBrowniesAll Other CookiesDessertsCheesecakeCream Puffs or EclairsCrisps or CobblersFrozen Convenience FoodsBake under 20 min.Bake over 20 min.4can tell at a glance whether it’s best to use the Convection orMicrowave only method, the Broil setting or combinationcycles of LOW MIX/Bake or HIGH MIX/Roast.Convec Bake #213x9x2 pansLow MixHigh MixHigh MixBroilMicrowave

ConvectionLow MixBroilMicrowaveFoodConvectionMeat, Fish & PoultryBaconCasserolesChicken, Whole RoastingChicken PiecesChops – Lamps, Pork, VealHamburgersHam SteakHot DogsFish & SeafoodMeat LoafRoasts – Beef, Lamb, Pork,VealSausageSteak – Boneless (3/4 - 1 inch)Steaks & London BroilTurkey, Whole & BreastLow MixHigh MixHigh MixBroilMicrowaveConvec Roast #1Convec Broil #2Convec Broil #1Convec Broil #3Convec Roast#2, 3PiesCrustCustard or PumpkinDouble-CrustFrozen Prepared CustardFrozen Prepared FruitVariety Pies(pecan, cheese, etc.)PizzaPotatoesFrench FriesCrispyQuickReheating LeftoversVegetablesConvec Bake #45

Convection Microwave UtensilsA wide variety of utensils may be used in convection andcombination cooking. Many of them are also suitable formicrowaving alone. Microwave-only paper and plastic products should not be used for combination cooking or placed inthe oven while it is still hot from convection cooking.A meat/poultry thermometer may help you to determinedoneness and assure you that foods have been cooked to asafe temperature. A conventional thermometer cannot beused with combination cooking, so it would be necessary tocheck doneness after food has been removed from the oven.Be sure to use hot pads when handling utensils. They becomehot from convection and combination cooking.The turntable is an utensil itself: a drip pan under the lowrack during roasting and broiling or a baking sheet for breadsand cookies.Low rack holds meat and poultry above the turntable so thatheated air cooks all sides of the food and the fat drains ontothe turntable for healthy cooking. Use the low rack for roasting, broiling, Convec Bake, Convec Broil and Convec Roast.6High rack serves as a shelf for two-level cooking, such aslayer cakes or cookies. Use it for convection and combinationcooking.

Metal and aluminum foil pans are safe for combination aswell as convection cooking. During convection, heat transferred from the pan cooks the bottom and sides of food.During the microwave part of the cycle, energy penetratesfrom the top.Oven glass is excellent for convection, combination andmicrowave cooking. Stoneware and pottery utensils may beused if they are also microwave-safe.Glass ceramic (Pyroceram ) casseroles go from oven totable. They are microwave-safe and resist the heat of surfaceelements as well as ovens.Thermoset plastics are heat-resistant to temperatures of425 F. as well as microwave-safe. They are sold as dual-purpose utensils and can be used. Do not use any other plasticsfor combination and convection cooking.7

convection microwave main dishes8

Roasting TechniquesPreheating the oven is not necessary forroasted meat and poultry. Place foods onlow rack which holds meat out of its juices.You don’t even need a pan because the turntable will catch the drippings. For moist,tender, perfectly done meat in a fraction ofthe conventional time, just season meat andplace it in the oven and cook, following thetemperature and time in chart on page 11 oruse Convec Roast for whole chicken, wholeturkey, turkey breast or pork loin.Optional utensils are metal or foil roasting pans, oven-glassbaking dishes or Pyroceram casseroles.Shield thin or bony areas of roasts or breast, wing tips andlegs of birds to prevent overbrowning. Be sure foil does nottouch rack or oven walls.9

Roasting TechniquesTo collect drippings for preparing gravy, place amicrowave-safe dish below the low rack. Whenmeat or poultry is done, remove and allow tostand covered while microwaving gravy in thesame dish.Gravy211tablespoons fatcup cooking liquid or brothtablespoon all-purpose flourPour drippings into measuring cup. Allow fat torise to top; return 2 tablespoons to baking dish.Skim off remaining fat; discard. Add broth tomake 1 cup. Set aside.Blend flour into fat in baking dish. Microwaveat HIGH (100%) until lightly browned, about3 minutes. Stir in cooking liquid. Microwaveat HIGH (100%), stirring several times, untilthickened and smooth.Check doneness after minimum time using a meat thermometer. Removal temperatures are listed on page 11. If meat isnot done, cook 5 minutes longer and check again. Let stand,tented with foil, 5 to 10 minutes before carving.10Roast less-tender cuts of meat in heat-resistant and microwave oven-safe covered casserole or in oven cooking bag setin baking dish. Covering helps tenderize meat. You may alsouse the SLOW COOK setting. See use and care manual forprogramming instructions.

Combination Roasting ChartCutTimeRemovalTemperatureInternal Temp.After StandingBeefRare12-14 min. per HIGH MIX120 F.140 F.Medium13-15 min. per HIGH MIX130 F.150 -160 F.Well Done14-17 min. per HIGH MIX150 F.160 -170 F.Rare12-15 min. per HIGH MIX120 F.140 F.Medium13-17 min. per HIGH MIX130 F.150 -160 F.Well Done14-18 min. per HIGH MIX150 F.160 -170 F.Roasts (boned, rolled, tied)Well Done14-16 min. per HIGH MIX155 F.165 -170 F.Breast (stuffed)Well Done11-13 min. per HIGH MIX160 F.170 F.Convec Roast #4165 F.170 F.14-16 min. per HIGH MIX165 F.170 F.7-9 min. per HIGH MIX130 F.140 F.Rare10-12 min. per HIGH MIX120 F.130 -140 F.Medium12-14 min. per HIGH MIX135 F.145 -160 F.Well Done14-16 min. per HIGH MIX150 F.160 -170 F.Chicken, wholeConvec Roast #1170 F.180 F.Chicken, pieces10-14 min. per *HIGH MIX, 375 F.170 F.180 F.Turkey BreastConvec Roast #3160 F.165 -170 F.Turkey (unstuffed)Convec Roast #2170 F.180 F.Roasts (tender cuts)Roasts (less tender cuts)VealPorkRoasts (boneless single pork loin)Roasts (boned, rolled, tied or bone-in)Well DoneSmoked HamLambLeg RoastsPoultry* Necessary to change temperature on HIGH MIX.11

Broiling TechniquesSpray low rack and turntable with nonstick vegetable cooking spray for easy cleanup. Do not cover low rack with aluminum foil, as it blocks the flow of warm air that cooks thefood.Check chart, opposite, for maximum broiling time. Programoven for maximum time, on BROIL or 450 F., followingdirections in use and care manual. Season and slash fatat 1-inch intervals. When audible signal sounds that ovenis preheated, quickly put food in oven. You may also useConvec Broil.Cook for the minimum time recommended in the chart; thentest for doneness. Time varies with the thickness or weight ofmeat and degree of desired doneness. Turning meat over is notnecessary, as moving air cooks it on both sides.Broil food in advance, if desired, then slice. Individualservings may be reheated as needed by microwaving atMEDIUM (50%), until warm.12

Convection Broiling ChartCutWeight/ThicknessConvection TimeBeefRareSteaks-Boneless3/4 -1 in.5-2 lb., 8 oz. eachMediumWell DoneSteaks-Rib-eyeSteaks-Bone-in(Sirloin, Porterhouse, T-Bone)3/4 -1 in.7-8 oz. each1-11/2 in.Chuck Steak1 in.London Broil1-11/4 in.21/2 -3 lb.RareMediumWell DoneRareMediumWell DoneRareMediumWell DoneRareMediumRareHamburgers1/4 lb. each1-8 pattiesMediumWell DonePorkChops: loin or centerBaconBrown’n ServeFreshHam slice, fully cookedFrankfurtersSausage:3/4 -1 in.Convec Broil #3 Power Level x’s 2Convec Broil #3Convec Broil #3 Power Level x’s 110-13 min.14-16 min.17-20min.10-13 min.14-18 min.19-25 min.12-14 min.15-18 min.19-23 min.23-25 min.26-30 min.Convec Broil #1 Power Level x’s 2Convec Broil #1Convec Broil #1 Power Level x’s 1Well Done16-20 min.4-5 min.7-8 min.8-10 min.8-10 min.10-12 min.5-7 min.MediumWell Done12-14 min.15-17 min.Regular slicedThick slicedPatties: 1/2 in., 8 oz.-1 lb.Links: 8 oz.-1 lb.3/4 in.1 lb.LambChops: rib, loinor center3-4 oz. eachChickenBroiler-Fryer, halved, quartered or cut up1-3 lb.Convec Broil #21/4 - 3/4 in.3/4 -1 in.6-7 min.FishFilletsSteaksShellfish3/4 in.5-2 lb.5-2 lb.Convec Broil #48-10 min.13

Pot Roast with Vegetables4 to 5-pound round or chuck pot roast1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves1/8 teaspoon pepper4 potatoes, peeled and quartered3 onions, quartered2 carrots, sliced3/4 cup water2 tablespoons brown bouquet sauce Makes 8 servingsPlace meat in 4-quart casserole. Pat seasonings intomeat. Add vegetables. Combine water and browningsauce; pour into casserole dish. Cover.Roast 22 to 24 minutes per pound on HIGH MIX oruntil meat is fork-tender. Allow to stand 5 minutes.Per Serving:Calories:325Protein:36 g.Carbohydrate: 21 g.Fat:Cholesterol:Sodium:11 g.102 mg.227 mg.Meat Loaf Surprise11/211111/21/41/21/41/81/41/4pounds ground beefeggsmall onion, choppedcarrot, gratedstalk celery, finely choppedcup seasoned bread crumbscup catsupteaspoon dried thyme leavesteaspoon garlic powderteaspoon pepperpound boiled ham, slicedpound Swiss cheese, sliced Makes 6 servingsThoroughly combine all ingredients except ham andcheese. On a sheet of wax paper, press mixture into a9 x 12-inch rectangle.Layer sliced ham on meat, then cheese. Roll up, startingat narrow end. Seal ends to form loaf. Place seam sidedown in loaf pan, 9 x 5 inches. Roast 35 to 40 minuteson HIGH MIX or until internal temperature reaches155 F. Cover and allow to stand 5 to 10 minutes.Per Serving:Calories:384Protein:30 g.Carbohydrate: 12 g.14Fat:Cholesterol:Sodium:23 g.145 mg.525 mg.

Oriental Flank SteakSteak Roulade1/41/41/411/2111/21/221/21/4 cup sherrycup red winecup soy saucecup vegetable oilpounds flank steakmedium onion, dicedstalk celery, dicedgreen pepper, dicedcup sliced mushroomstablespoons margarine or buttercup seasoned bread crumbs 2tablespoons packed brown sugar3/4 teaspoon salt3 tablespoons soy sauce3 tablespoons Hoisin sauce3 tablespoons catsup1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger2 green onions, thinly sliced1 to 11/2 -pound flank steak Makes 4 servingsMakes 4 servingsCombine wine, soy sauce and oil in large dish. Add steak andmarinate several hours.Combine all ingredients except flank steak in medium bowl.Pour over steak. Marinate at least 2 hours or overnight.Preheat oven for broiling.Combine remaining ingredients, except bread crumbs, insmall bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) until vegetables aretender, 4 to 5 minutes. Stir in crumbs.Place flank on low rack. Broil in preheated oven 18 to 22minutes for rare, 22 to 26 minutes for medium, brushingwith marinade several times.Remove meat from marinade. Spread filling evenly overmeat. Roll meat up, starting at narrow end. Tie securely withstring. Place in glass pie plate and on low rack. Roast 30 minutes on HIGH MIX or until internal temperature reaches130 F.Per Serving:Calories:461Protein:35 g.Carbohydrate: 13 g.Fat:Cholesterol:Sodium:Per Serving:Calories:226Protein:22 g.Carbohydrate: 4 g.Fat:Cholesterol:Sodium:13 g.60 mg.421 mg.29 g.90 mg.536 mg.15


Hearty Pizza1222111½⅛31½¾¼22 Tamale Casserolepound ground beef or4 to 6 ounces sliced pepperonimedium onions, choppedcloves garlic, finely choppedtablespoons olive oilcan (28 oz.) crushed tomatoes in pureetablespoon dried oregano leavesteaspoon dried basil leavesteaspoon saltteaspoon peppercups all-purpose flourpackage active dry yeastteaspoon saltcup milkcup watertablespoons vegetable oilcups shredded mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)Yellow cornmealMakes two 12-inch pizzas, 16 servingsIf using ground beef, place in medium-sized bowl. Microwaveat HIGH (100%) until beef loses pink color, 4 to 6 minutes,stirring to break up beef after half the cooking time. Drainand set aside.Combine onion, garlic and olive oil in medium bowl.Microwave at HIGH (100%) until vegetables are tender, 4 to6 minutes. Stir in crushed tomatoes in puree, spices, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper.Microwave at HIGH (100%) until bubbly, about 3 minutes.Stir. Reduce power to MEDIUM (50%). Microwave untilthickened, 6 to 8 minutes.1112111½¼¼pound lean ground beefmedium onion, choppedsmall green pepper, choppedcans (8 ounces each) tomato sauceclove garlic, mincedteaspoon chili powderteaspoon taco seasoning mixteaspoon sugarteaspoon saltteaspoon pepperCorn Bread:½ cup yellow cornmeal½ cup all-purpose flour21¼½12teaspoons baking powdertablespoon sugarteaspoon saltcup milkeggtablespoons melted shorteningTopping:½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)¼ cup sliced pitted black olives Makes 6 servingsMix ground beef, onion and green pepper in 2-quart casserole. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 5 minutes, stirring tobreak up beef after half the cooking time. Stir in tomatosauce, garlic, chili powder, taco seasoning mix, sugar, saltand pepper. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 5 minutes. Reducepower to MEDIUM-HIGH(70%). Microwave 5 minutes.Mix flour, yeast and 1/2 teaspoon salt in large bowl. Stir inmilk, water and oil to make a pliable dough. Knead untilsmooth, about 2 minutes. Place in well-greased large bowl;turn greased side up. Cover with clean, moist towel. Placein oven at 100 F. until double in size, about 40 minutes.(Dough is ready if an indentation remains when touched.)Combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, sugar and salt inmedi

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