Category Archives: pressure cooker

Short Ribs, Under Pressure

Mmmmmmmmmm. Short ribs. One of the toughest, fattiest cuts of beef, but definitely one of the best. And although most recipes call for a long, slow braise to make them edible (Korean galbi is an exception, and a very tasty … Continue reading

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Braised Tongue, Under Pressure

I realize that today’s post may seem a little extreme to some, but meat is meat, and if you’re an omnivore, you really owe it to yourself to try all of the parts, right? Tongue, one of the fattiest pieces … Continue reading

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Ragu, Under Pressure

All right, here’s my attempt at the famous ragu Bolognese, but one that doesn’t require a long, long simmer on the stove. It may not quite meet Mario Batali’s expectations for a ragu, but it’s pretty damn good. I recommend … Continue reading

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Salvadoran Red Bean & Loroco Soup, Under Pressure

Salvadoran red beans are small and dark, dark red. Our neighborhood Salvadoran grocery store sells easily 15 different brands of these beautiful little beans, all imported from El Salvador. They have a fresh, sweet flavor and rich, creamy texture. Loroco … Continue reading

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Black Bean Soup, Under Pressure

Sometimes, when you’ve been eating really well, enjoying the bounty of summer, eating terrific fresh produce, maybe some grilled pig, perhaps some lovely rich corn on the cob, you get a little burned out. You crave simplicity, primacy, something healthy … Continue reading

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Lamb Shanks & Golden Beets, Under Pressure

If you still don’t have your Presto 8-Quart Pressure Cooker here’s an excuse to get one now (go ahead, click the link!). These shanks taste like they’ve been cooking all day, but the fact is you can have this on … Continue reading

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Creamy Root Soup

This is a very basic pureed soup, and yes, I know, it seems more like a winter soup than a spring soup. But after trying a similar soup at the Inn at Little Washington this winter, I was inspired to … Continue reading

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Posole #1, Under Pressure

Posole is a traditional Mexican dish, made with hominy corn and seasoned with chiles. Pork or chicken is a common addition. I’ve been experimenting with a few different styles of this very satisfying dish, and here’s one. It uses roasted … Continue reading

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Navy Bean & Kale Soup

This is the perfect soup for a cold night. Serve it with a crisp loaf of multigrain bread and a nice salad, and you’re all set. Yes, this is another pressure cooker recipe. If you don’t have one yet, well, … Continue reading

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New Orleans Red Beans & Rice, Under Pressure

The magical fruit . . . . Red beans & rice is a New Orleans classic, traditionally eaten on Monday for good luck. Although everyone in New Orleans has their own way to make red beans, if you eat it … Continue reading

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