Roast Veggies in the Omnia Oven

By Carolyn Shearlock © 2012 • all rights reserved

It's easy to make great roast veggies even if you don't have a conventional oven.  The Omnia Stove Top Oven roasts them rather than steaming them as can happen with other methods.

Roast veggies are a favorite of mine, but somehow the flavor and texture is just never the same when I try to cook them in a skillet.  Once again, the Omnia Oven to the rescue — it’s just like fixing them in a conventional oven. (Read more about the Omnia and how to use it here; you can buy one from Sea Dog Boating Solutions here.)

Using the Omnia, the veggies aren’t steamed as happens with a skillet or making them into packets on the grill.

Roast Veggies in the Omnia Stove Top Oven

Total time: about 40 minutes (depends on veggies used)

Serves 2 to 4

4 cups of prepared veggies — peel, seed and cut into 1″ pieces as appropriate:

  • Particularly good veggies include carrots, sweet onions, green beans, potatoes (any type), mushrooms, parsnips, turnips, sweet peppers
  • Moist veggies such as squash are good but will take longer to roast
  • You can include almost any vegetables that you may have, and it’s great way to use up small amounts of broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and even green onions

Preheat the Omnia base plate over high heat for 3 minutes.

At the same time, toss the veggies in a bowl or sealed plastic bag with 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil.  When veggies are well coated with oil, sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic or spice mix that you like, such as Mrs. Dash or Montreal Steak Seasoning.

Put the veggies into the food pan (they should only fill it about halfway) and cover.  Set the pan on the heated base plate.  Leave the burner on high for 1 minute, then turn it down to medium-high (on my stove, 5-1/2 of a possible 7).

Bake for approximately 30 minutes.  Every 10 minutes, very briefly take the lid off and stir the veggies using a silicone or nylon spoon or spatula to keep from marking the pan.  Don’t be surprised as steam vents from the pan — this is to be expected and what gives the veggies the good taste and texture.  (Despite the fact that there was quite a bit a steam coming from my pan, I couldn’t get a good photo of it, sorry!)

Veggies are done when fork tender.  Some will be golden.  Serve hot!

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