10 Facts about a Josper Oven
In January we were closed for a huge kitchen refit. As part of the renovation we installed a Josper oven. But what is a Josper oven? Read more to find out!
1/ Burning top quality charcoal, The Josper is the hottest indoor barbecue available.
2/ Although we call it an oven it’s predominantly a grill!
3/ It’s high operating temperature allows you to grill and roast, preventing the product from baking.
4/ It adds a flavour of the finest embers, a unique texture and juiciness in all products such as whole barbequed fish, halloumi and steaks.
5/ This type of oven is popular among chefs because the oven retains the flavour and moisture in foods that normally escape with regular ovens.
6/ The Josper has been has been around for over 40 years.
7/ It was created in 1970 by Josep Armangue and Pere Juli.
8/ It was designed with two adjustable draughts: one at the bottom to draw in air and one at the top to let out smoke and combustion gases.
9/ It operates in a similar fashion to the mechanism behind the Aga cooker.
10/ The Josper can reach temperatures as high as 300°C.
Food from the Josper
Example josper dishes on the Cricketers Menu:
Fillet of Stone-Bass – Sea vegetables & sea-weed butter
Lobster - Garlic butter, watercress, fries
Salt & Pepper Half Chicken – Celeriac & cucumber remoulade & siracha dressing
Double Thick Cut Pork Chop – Pomme Anna & parsley & apple sauce
Slow Cooked Short Rib – Chimichurri dressing, crispy onions & smoked garlic aioli
10oz Sirloin or 8oz Fillet – Grilled tomato, garlic baked mushroom & dressed watercress
Sharing Steaks For two – T-bone to share with all the trimmings