It's getting cooler- what are you making in your pressure cooker?
I just bought my first pressure cooker last night- a Kuhn-Rikon 7qt- and I'm so excited to take it for a spin. I've never used one before (other than a giant 60's-era pressure canner for putting food by). What are you making for the cold weather in yours?
You've made an excellent purchase!
It's actually been fairly warm in my neck of the woods this week, but I've made goulash using chicken thighs instead of red meat (from a Lorna Sass cookbook) and lentil stew with sausage and kale (improvised). I also have a large bunch of collard greens waiting to be pressure-cooked with garlic, red onion, and a dash of hot pepper. Great in any weather.
yesterday I did the bolognese sauce all day in the crocker.
it was the filling for the ravioli I made.
so good, smelled wonderful in the house all day.
today, the chili con carne is in there. I got an early start.
defrosting 3 boneless pork chops to slip in there for flavor and
to give my husband a treat when I dish him up tonight.
gosh dried beans have gone sky high, is there a shortage?
Green chile pork stew, inspired by this forum. Browned pork pieces, added roasted/peeled/seeded poblano peppers and chopped garlic, then chicken stock (less than if I'd been making the stew in a regular stovetop simmer) and put in the pressure cooker for about 40 minutes. Num! We're using it mainly as a sauce for rice and bean burritos, though I also had some in which I cooked diced potatoes.
It's less stressful for a first outing with the pressure cooker to cook something where precision in the timing isn't a big deal -- stock, stew, etc. Congratulations on a purchase that will make you very happy and save a lot of energy and time -- nonrenewable resources.