Instant Pot: Lu Rou Fan, Taiwanese Braised Pork Belly

25. April 2018 Instant Pot 0
Don’t think I haven’t been using my Instant Pot–I have–but I haven’t found a cool new toy that could write this post for me while I’m actually going through the recipe. So recipes are being tested, but I haven’t made the time to sit and write and edit them down. Here’s one though, a remake ...

Flash-Fried Squid

17. April 2018 Shellfish, Vegetables + Salads 0
I wanted to eat shrimp tonight but picked up a pound of squid instead from Whole Foods that called out my name. My intent was to eat light for dinner with the least amount of time spent cooking. I got just that with this Asian-flavored salad. I used the Chinatown-bought wok here that I inherited ...

Instant Pot: Pork Shoulder with Pineapple and Red Bell Pepper

05. April 2018 Instant Pot 0
What do you do when you have a whole fresh pineapple leftover from a party? This is a great mix of sweet and sour. Waiting to add the red bell pepper for last leaves them tender and with more bite than if you include them in the pressure cooking. Same for the pineapple: they will ...

Instant Pot: Chana Masala, Punjabi Spiced Chickpea Curry

27. March 2018 Instant Pot 0
Mark Wilson of Co.Design is more or less a vegetarian now, and so when I wanted yet another curry-inspired recipe for the Instant Pot I turned to him. The original one uses amchoor, a dried unripe mango powder used in Punjabi cooking to provide sourness. I didn’t want to buy yet another spice to add ...

Beef Stir-Fry with Sweet Potatoes and Bok Choy

21. March 2018 Beef 0
Contrary to what you think, I have not only been cooking using the Instant Pot. I haven’t lost all my passion for actual cooking, you know. Of course, I tried this in the Instant Pot first, but the cornstarch burned and it refused to pressurize after that. (Very nifty actually; the display said “burn”.) I ...