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Shallow Roasting Tins

Asked by SharonL. Answered on 23rd March 2012

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I'm looking forward to cooking the Spanish Chicken with Chorizo & Potatoes and the Homestyle Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas from the book Kitchen. Would a baking tray with sides less than 2cm deep be ok to use? If you could tell me where to buy the shallow roasting tin featured I'd be grateful. Many thanks

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The tin in the photograph on p101 of Kitchen is a stainless steel sheet pan made by All-Clad. Unfortunately they are difficult to find in the UK as a sheet pan is a specific type of pan used in the US. A sheet pan is usually 26 x 18 inches (65 x 45 cm) and 1 inch (2.5cm) deep. They also come in half and quarter sizes but the depth remains the same. If you have a baking sheet with deep sides then this should be fine, but be careful when removing it from the oven as the juices from the chicken could spill out a little.

In the UK the bakeware company Mermaid make a type of baking sheet with slightly deeper sides that they call a "bakewell tin" which is available on-line or in some department stores and cookware shops. You could also try looking at swiss roll tins for a tin with deeper sides. In the US sheet pans in various sizes are available in many outlets but try to choose a heavy pan as the thinner, lighter types can warp in the oven at higher heats.

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