Cooker, Recipes

3 Beginner-Level Electric Pressure Cooker Recipes To Try

Cooking without an electric pressure cooker is actually like eating spaghetti without meatballs. Seriously, electric pressure cooker has made cooking so much easier for us that nothing else is more appealing. Resented for being unhealthy but it actually isn’t that bad. It retains like 70% of the nutrients. How good can it be? For beginners who are reading this, trust me, there are amazing recipes you should try with electric pressure cooking and which are given in detail in the follow up. Let me first inform you that this method takes up less of your time and also uses a little oil to cook. So, just keep following for some mouth-watering dishes.

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  1. Applesauce

INGREDIENTS

  • Jonagold apples
  • Apple juice or water
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Sugar

DIRECTIONS

  • Peel the apples and quarter then accordingly.
  • Place them in the pressure cooker along with apple juice, sugar and cinnamon and stir to combine them.
  • After selecting high pressure, set the time for 4 minutes.
  • After the beeping, quick release it to release the pressure.
  • After a while stir the mixture until it reaches the desired form.

 

  1. Dried Beans

       INGREDIENTS

  • Pinto beans
  • Water
  • Oil

DIRECTIONS

  • Take the beans and look for small stones and get rid of them.
  • Rinse them properly under water and then drain.
  • Take the pressure cooker and put oil in to it, followed by the beans and water.
  • Make sure to fill the pressure cooker up to the halfway mark and not above that.
  • Now cook for 22-25 mins.
  • For firm beans cook for the minimum time mentioned.
  • For softer beans, cook for 2 extra minutes under high pressure.
  • After the cooking is done, quick release to release the pressure.
  • Put the beans under cold running water immediately after quick release.

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  1. Boiled Eggs

INGREDIENTS

  • Half dozen large eggs
  • 1 cup water

DIRECTIONS

  • Insert the steamer basket in the pressure cooker.
  • Pour one cup of cold water into it.
  • Add 6-7 eggs into it.
  • Lock the lid properly and set the pressure to low. Eggs require low pressure to cook.
  • There are different timings for different types of boiled eggs.
  • If you want soft-boiled eggs, then set the timing to 3-4 minutes.
  • If you want medium-sized eggs, then set the timing to 5-6 minutes.
  • If you want hard-boiled eggs, then set the timing to 8-9 minutes.
  • After the time is up, quick release the pressure and quickly put the eggs in an ice bath.
  • Let them cool there for 5-10 minutes and then put them into refrigerator.

 

These recipes are quite simple as these have been especially composed for starters. But try these. You will get to k ow more about pressure cooking in stages. Later, you can try recipes like risotto and even beef. But for now, this is the best you should do. There is no need to overdo any of the steps, just go with flow. You will need certain attempts to master the art but you will reach there sooner. I hope it will be useful for those who try it. Go ahead. The time is now.

Barbecue, Grill

The foolproof way to barbecue a lamb

With the Sun on our heads and Summer’s arrival, barbecues become just another way to savor a breezy night in the grass. Waving off spring and welcoming yet another range of meat delicacies, lamb chops are the most celebrated ones. One of the perks of eating lamb is its nutritional worth which makes it way better than beef. Hence,  considering the lamb as an occasional serving is an understatement. But are you grilling your meat right? Most of you grill enthusiasts might have faced problems while cooking meat. This is inevitable for starters. Here is a know-how to cook a foolproof barbecue lamb for a sumptuous and non-sticky meal. Be it the question of inviting friends over or a small family gathering, you will always be praised for your grilling tricks.

  1. Setting up a grill

Most of the grilling hacks start here. To set up the right grill can be useful while cooking lamb on an open fire. Barbecuing is all about it. So, it needs patience and focus and to do that you need the charcoal burner. Gas burners are great, but I’m pretty sure you don’t want to miss out on the genuine flavor. Plus a lid could do wonders to the cooking, flavour-wise and can even mediate the temperature. Use the natural fuel i.e. charcoal, and you will easily sense the difference.

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  1. Necessary Preheating

This part is a major aspect in barbecues. So, Preheating the barbecue provides a better grilling experience and is indispensable. It is going to be a closed oven kind of set up so, the heat pressure and appropriate temperature have to be maintained. Set fire to the charcoal and cover it with lid. This assures a good heating. Now, all you need to do is check the heating with hands well enough above to be safe. It is a bit experimental, but it is the best way to assure heating. Well! You may face difficulty doing so but a sumptuous lamb needs diligence, and so does appreciation. There must be a medium high heat for a smoky taste.

  1. Handling the Lamb

Now comes the important and yet another careful process of handling the lamb. Take it out of the refrigerator and keep it aside for a while. Most experts prefer marinating the meat before cooking. You can use any marinade

sauce according to your taste preferences. Even beer does good to the meat by making it succulent. Overnight marination is most preferred alternative to an hourly soaking. One secret hack is to save some marinade and gently brush it over the meat while cooking in every once in a while.

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  1. Barbecuing the Lamb

The most awaited grilling lamb time is all you need to become the star of the day. A juicy and soft lamb is savoured immensely. You might face heating problems and even have trouble while flipping your chops to avoid falling. Oops! There it is, saved again. Hey! It is not a big deal anymore because the Preheating doesn’t ask you to toss your meat over and over again. Plus, the grill you just set up is doing great there. Just while grilling, keep in mind that you set aside some coal and keep a cooler place at hand in the grill. So, the chops can get beautifully seared up with a great crusty chew. Make sure the chops are properly switched to colder region of the grill after this. Once you feel the grilling is over, let these breathtaking chops rest a while. And here you go with the best lamb ever. You can also add on some sides if you take it in that manner but it is more than enough for a tasty dinner.