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 ...

Instant Pot: Rib-Eye Ragu

19. March 2018 Instant Pot 0
Is an Instant Pot necessary to make this recipe? Absolutely not, especially because I used ground rib eye rather than big pieces of it. But I wanted to be able to cook the pasta in the 15 minutes it took to cook the meat. Everything was basically ready at the same time and I was ...

Instant Pot: Vietnamese-Style Caramelized Pork

12. March 2018 Instant Pot 0
The Instant Pot has been working well for me that it’s now my personal mission to go back to my favorite recipes and check if I can cook them in a more efficient way. I found some rib tips at my grocery store and I thought they would work well and cook faster for this ...