Kickoff to Summer

Chef's Corner

Because only the best commercial ovens keep your kitchens running like they need to.

Kickoff to Summer

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With the official start of summer and our Panini grill plate accessory, you can be a year round griller with the MXP22 or Jetwave ovens. This summer, add nutrients, color, and interest to your menu presentations by using our GR10 panini accessory to create grill marks to your vegetables.

These grill plates can fit in both the Jetwave or the MXP22:

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GR10 Panini Accessory

Instructions:
1.) Place the Panini grill in the oven to preheat (about 15 minutes).
2.) Spray vegetables with olive oil pan spray and sprinkle lightly with sea salt before placing on the Panini grill with long handled tongs. Use caution.
3.) Cover the plate with one layer of vegetables and “grill” using the following settings**:

MXP22
Oven Temperature: 520˚F (270˚C)
Stage 1
Time: 0:25
Microwave: 20%
Fan: 0%
IR:100%

Jetwave
Oven Temperature: 475˚F (270˚C)
Stage 1
Time: 0:35
Microwave: 10%

**Add more or less time depending on level of grill mark desired

Zucchini
-This can be made more delicious by topping with a retail purchased marinade, after ‘grilling’.

Onions
-When onions are grilled, flavors change from pungent, to sweet.  Cut onions crosswise into ½” (1.5 cm) slices.

Asparagus
-The star of vegetables for grilling. Just seconds in the MXP22 turns it into an even better vegetable!

Bell Peppers
-Cut into  large chunks or ½” (1.5 cm) rings.  They will char around the edges and turn extra sweet, just like grilling them outdoors.

Quick, easy, and healthy, these vegetables look and taste great with our hi-speed combination ovens. Try out some other foods such as mushrooms, eggplants, and even pineapple!

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NRA 2013

Chef's Corner

Because only the best commercial ovens keep your kitchens running like they need to.

NRA 2013

It’s that time! Time for the National Restaurant Association Show at McCormick Place in Chicago! Join ACP at their redesigned booth #4818, May 18-21. Chef Sandy Gibilisco and Food Application Scientist, Patty Reyes will be demoing the MXP22 and Jetwave live with these delicious items! Download the NRA mobile app: http://app.core-apps.com/nrashow2013  to help find your way to these delectable treats.

TRENDING BREAKFAST
Breakfast is not only the most important meal of the day, it is the fastest growing restaurant category in 2013. According to Packaged Facts’ Breakfast Trends in the U.S. Foodservice Market, sales from the morning are estimated to reach $37 billion this year.

No day part has grown faster than the breakfast category in the last five years and has contributed more to the success of many quick service and convenience store chains, as well as full service restaurants. As the ethnic makeup of the American public continues to evolve, so do quick service restaurant breakfast items, full of new texture, flavors and healthy options.

Our featured recipe below provides a fast and nutritious breakfast meal that will wow your taste buds. We will be demoing this item and the following menu items at the show!

Fruit and Nut Breakfast Casserole
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A delicious medley of blueberries, coconut, and almonds on top of sweetened old fashioned oats, this combination will surely give you a boost of energy to walk the show!  This healthy breakfast dish is baked and toasted in the MXP22 in under 2 minutes!

Ingredients:

  • 2 TB (25 g) light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (18 grams) old fashioned oats
  • 1 egg
  • 1 handful (2 oz) fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup (2.7 oz) 2% milk
  • ¼ teas (1 g) ground cinnamon
  • 1 TB (6 g) sliced almonds
  • 1 TB (5 g) shredded coconut
  • Additional 6, fresh blueberries

Tools:

  • MXP 22 oven
  • Oven paddle
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Ceramic oval bowl
  • ¼ size sheet pan

Directions:

  • Place all ingredients, except almonds and coconut in mixing bowl and mix 20 seconds. Make sure egg is well-beaten.
  • Pour into ceramic bowl and place on parchment paper covered ¼ sheet pan.
  • Place in MXP oven on the following settings (520˚F/270˚C):

Stage # 1:     1 min               50% MW               0 % AIR                  100%  IR
Stage # 2:     40 sec             40% MW               40% AIR                 100%  IR               

  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with almonds and coconut flakes.
  • Place berries over top.

Muffuletta Panini 
Muffaletta Panini

If you’re looking for unique, hot New Orleans style cheese sandwich, with a crisp, Panini style French bread, look no further than the ACP booth. The XpressTM ovens do a magnificent job of producing pronounced grilling marks using the GR10 panini accessory inside the oven, and in a less than a minute.

Asian Stuffed Baked Potato
Asian Stuffed Baked Potato

An Asian twist to the traditional baked potato, this stuffed potato is a complete meal with chicken, fresh vegetables, and a Thai peanut sauce. The MXP, with 2200 watts of microwave, kicks out this loaded potato in just 5 minutes.

Fish Tacos
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These fish tacos provide Tex-Mex flavors with a creamy lime cilantro sauce. The MXP does great job producing a flaky flounder for the tacos  in just under two minutes!

 

 

Fruit and Oat Breakfast Cassrole