125 Best Rotisserie Oven Recipes

125 Best Rotisserie Oven Recipes

by Judith Finlayson


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Low fat cooking with tasty results.

Cooking meals in a conventional oven can add unnecessary fat to your favorite meals. By switching to rotisserie ovens, millions of people have reduced the fat in their diets while also enjoying great tasting food. A rotisserie oven seals in food's natural juices while cooking. Now many rotisseries are also very energy efficient, cooking food in far less time than a conventional oven.

No wonder the top manufacturer of rotisserie ovens has sold more than three million units over the last several years.

Suitable for either a two-person dinner or a larger group meal such as a turkey, these ovens are remarkably versatile. Meats and vegetables are particularly suited to rotisserie cooking and the recipes range from the traditional to the sophisticated:

  • Lemon-Thyme Roasted Chicken
  • Warm Mushroom Salad in
    Mustard Vinaigrette
  • Chinese Glazed Duck
  • Rosemary-Mustard Coated Roast Beef
  • Spicy Mexican Snapper
  • South-Western Style Ribs.

Everything from workweek meals to dinner parties will be a snap and guests and families will marvel at the mouth-watering dishes cooked to perfection every time. Also included is useful information about the basics of rotisserie cooking, as well as numerous cooking tips and techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780778801108
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date: 04/02/2005
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 804,323
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Judith Finlayson is a food journalist and author. She began her career writing featured food articles and developing recipes for magazines. She is author of The Convenience Cook and 150 Best Slow Cooker Recipes. She lives in Toronto.

Table of Contents

Using a Rotisserie Oven

  • Cooking in a Rotisserie Oven
  • A Typical Rotisserie Oven
  • Essential Equipment
  • Desirable Accessories
  • Avoiding Problems
Ingredient Glossary

  • Basic Rotisserie Chicken
  • Thyme-Roasted Chicken with Bread Salad
  • Herb-Roasted Chicken
  • French Bistro Chicken
  • Chicken Dukkah
  • Chili-Roasted Chicken
  • Chicken alla Diavolo
  • Zesty Peach and Pepper Glazed Chicken
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Berbere-Spiced Chicken
  • Lemon Cumin Chicken
  • Orange Chili Chicken
  • Jamaican-Style Chicken
  • Asian-Glazed Chicken
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings
  • Lemongrass Chicken Wings
  • Maple Soy-Glazed Chicken Wings
  • Chicken Souvlaki on Pita
  • Cilantro Chicken Kabobs
  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce
  • Cornish Hens with Red Currant Glaze
  • Thai-Style Hens in Coconut Curry Sauce
  • Cornish Hens with Tarragon
  • Chinese-Glazed Duck
  • Roast Turkey with Mushrooms and Tarragon
  • Chili-Roasted Turkey
  • Traditional Turkey Breast with Sage and Onion Stuffing
  • Turkey Burgers with Chipotle Mayo
Beef and Veal
  • Basic Roast Beef
  • Flavored
  • Double Mustard-Coated Prime Rib
  • Rosemary Mustard-Coated Roast Beef
  • Indian-Spiced Roast Beef
  • Pancetta-Wrapped Tenderloin with Horseradish Cream
  • Rib Eye with Roquefort Butter
  • Korean-Style Beef Kabobs
  • Portuguese Beef Brochettes
  • Beef Fajitas
  • Easy Tacos
  • Pineapple Soy Flank Steak
  • Flank Steak Dijon
  • Red-Eye Flank Steak
  • Stuffed Flank Steak
  • Spicy Asian Patties
  • Italian-Style Burgers with Crispy Crumb Topping
  • Best-Ever Cheeseburgers
  • Korean-Style Short Ribs
  • Tuscan-Style Veal Chops
  • Spicy Veal Roast
Lamb and Pork
  • Mustard-Coated Leg of Lamb
  • Wine-Marinated Leg of Lamb
  • Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Anchovy Olive Stuffing
  • Three-Pepper Lamb Chops with Mint Glaze
  • Rosemary Garlic Lamb Chops
  • Indian-Spiced Lamb Chops
  • Rack of Lamb with Greek Stuffing
  • Lamb Chops with Tahini
  • Peppery Lamb Chops
  • Rack of Baby Lamb with Green Sauce
  • Lamb Souvlaki
  • Italian-Style Pork Roast with Fennel
  • Salt-Rubbed Pork Roast with Almond Cherry Sauce
  • Roasted Jamaican Jerked Pork
  • Chili-Roasted Loin of Pork with Apricot Chipotle Stuffing
  • Chili-Rubbed Pork Chops
  • Chinese-Style Pork Chops
  • Pork Chops with Romesco Sauce
  • Cider-Brined Pork Chops with Horseradish Glaze
  • Pork and Zucchini Brochettes
  • Spanish-Style Pork Kabobs
  • Rotisserie Ribs
  • Ribs in Adobo
  • Hoisin-Glazed Ribs
  • Café au Chili Ribs
  • Southwestern-Style Ribs
Fish and Seafood
  • Salmon in Black Bean Sauce
  • Salmon with Peperonata
  • Salmon with Spicy Tomato Olive Sauce
  • Miso-Glazed Salmon
  • Warm Roasted Salmon Salad
  • Roasted Salmon with Avocado and Mixed Greens
  • Halibut with Cilantro Chili Butter
  • Italian-Style Swordfish
  • Swordfish with Anchovies and Olives
  • Swordfish with Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Spicy Peanut Swordfish
  • Bacon-Wrapped Trout
  • Spit-Roasted Trout with Parsley Walnut Pesto
  • Salt-Roasted Snapper
  • Spicy Mexican Snapper
  • Chili-Coated Snapper
  • Miso Butterfish
  • Bacon-Wrapped Scallops
  • Tiger Shrimp with Aïoli
  • Parsley Lemon Shrimp
  • Rock Lobster Tails with Piri-Piri Butter
  • Roasted Onions
  • Balsamic-Glazed Onions
  • Roasted Garlic
  • Roasted Beets
  • Roasted Maple Beets
  • Beet and Feta Salad
  • Roasted Beet and Celery Salad
  • Roasted
    Beet, Corn and Goat Cheese Salad
  • Roasted Carrots
  • Orange-Glazed Carrots and Onions
  • Roasted Carrot and Lentil Salad
  • Roasted Parships
  • Salt-Crusted New Potatoes
  • Roasted Potato Wedges
  • Roasted Peppers
  • Roasted Red Pepper Dip
  • Marinated Roasted Peppers
  • Roasted Mushrooms
  • Roasted Shiitake Mushroom Salad
  • Warm Mushroom and Pepper Salad
  • Roasted Zucchini
  • Roasted Sweet Potato
  • Roasted Corn
  • Roasted Tomato
Second Acts
  • Chicken Salad Amandine
  • Cobb Salad
  • Chicken Curry
  • Chicken and
    Artichoke Bake
  • Chicken Pizza with Red Peppers and Goat Cheese
  • Fettuccine Florentine
  • Orange and Onion Chicken
  • Chicken Tacos
  • Turkey Tetrazzini
  • Southwest Turkey 'n' Rice
  • Thai-Style Beef Salad
  • Broccoli, Beef and Cabbage Salad
  • Mediterranean Beef Salad
  • Lamb and Pita Salad
  • Shrimp-Stuffed Avocado
  • Thai-Style Salmon Curry
  • Salmon Burgers




Unexpected guests and no time to fuss? Defrost a chicken, season and brush with oil, truss and load it onto the spit rods, and your work is virtually done. With a rotisserie oven, you just set the timer and check what's cooking from time to time, in the unlikely event that something has gone amiss. In about an hour, you'll be serving one of the most delicious roast chickens you've ever tasted. This basic formula also works for roasts of beef, pork and lamb, as well as many other foods.

Rotisserie cooking isn't new. Quite the contrary, in fact. Since the Stone Age, people have been cooking food on a stick, turning it occasionally to ensure even browning. Around the middle of the 15th century, expertise in the technique was identified, spawning the French term rotisseur to describe a purveyor of roast game and poultry.

What is new — and this goes a long way toward explaining the revival of interest in this ancient technique — is the relatively recent invention of the rotisserie oven, which makes the process extremely convenient. This stand-alone appliance contains a heating element and spit rods mounted on gear wheels that turn when powered by electricity. Depending on the model, rotisserie ovens also come with a dial or digital timer, some kind of tray for capturing the fat that melts during cooking, a basket for cooking smaller or more fragile foods, and a variety of optional accessories, such as kabob rods.

The units are available in several sizes (about the same size as microwave ovens). There are two main manufacturers: George Foreman, distributed by Salton; and Ronco, distributed by Popeil Inventions, Inc. De Longhi makes a convection oven with a rotisserie attachment, and some barbecues and ovens now come equipped with infrared burners for rotisserie cooking. Other manufacturers have their own versions in the works. Shop around and choose the model that suits you best. And get ready to enjoy some of the best home cooking you've ever done!

- Judith Finlayson

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