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Pressure Cooker

Published by Weldon Owen
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Homemade meals made easy. Low maintenance, highly nutritious meals in minutes.

Pressure Cookers have been treasured for years by home cooks for creating delicious and nutritious meals in a fraction of the time it takes to cook them conventionally. With this book as your guide, you'll learn how to use these indispensable devices to put a warm, satisfying meal on the table in under an hour. Dishes with long cooking times, such as large cuts of meat, dried beans, stews, and risottos, are produced in less than half of their usual time in these handy devices.

The amazing pressure cooker does it all, from savory to sweet, and you’ll find a recipe in these pages for any occasion. Beautifully photographed, this book also covers all the basics of pressure cooking, including choosing a stovetop or electric model, and features tips and tricks for using your cooker.

Using the recipes in this book, you’ll discover over 25 recipes using the pressure cooker. Dive into Sunday favorites that are now suitable for busy weeknights, such as Chipotle-Honey Short Ribs; Shrimp Risotto with Lemon & Basil; Bolognese with Red Wine & Sage; and Green Chile & Tomatillo Carnitas. You’ll also find healthy appetizers and sides, such as Artichokes Stuffed with Garlicky Bread Crumbs & Pancetta and Eggplant Spread with Olives & Fresh Thyme. Save room for dessert—there are recipes for decadent Salted Dark Chocolate & Amaretto Pots de Crème, Lemon-Vanilla Cheesecake with Berry Compote, and more.

This compact, yet comprehensive guide to pressure cooking is a go-to-guide for pressure cookers.


Tips & Tricks for Using a Pressure Cooker
ALWAYS USE LIQUID Pressure cookers work by rapidly bringing liquids to a boil, then trapping the steam to quickly cook the pot’s contents. In order for the process to work, all pressure cooker recipes must include liquid; too little liquid can result in dry, overcooked food. Consult the manufacturer’s guide to learn about minimum and maximum liquid amounts.
CHOP UNIFORMLY Cut ingredients into roughly the same size so that the food cooks evenly. If preparing a dish that uses both fast- and slow-cooking ingredients (such as potatoes and bone-in beef), partially cook the slow-cooking items first before adding the other ingredients to the pot. 
DON’T OVERFILL Leave some room in the pressure cooker for steam to collect and cook the food. Never fill the pot more than two-thirds full with food nor more than half full with liquid. 
Kalua-Style Pork with Cabbage
¼ lb sliced bacon 
4 lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed and cut into 3-inch pieces
Kosher salt 
1 head red cabbage, cut into 8 wedges 
Thinly sliced green onions, green parts only, for garnish
Place the bacon slices in a single layer in a pressure cooker pot and cook over medium heat until the fat starts to render, about 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and flip the slices over. 
Season the pork generously with salt (about 2 tablespoons per piece of pork). Place the pork on top of the bacon and add 1 cup water. 
Lock the lid into place and cook on high pressure for 1 hour. Let the steam release naturally, about 15 minutes. When the pressure valve drops, remove the lid, tilting it away from your face to allow residual steam to escape. 
Transfer the pork and bacon to a large bowl and shred with 2 forks. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm. Adjust the seasoning with salt. Add the cabbage wedges to the liquid in the pot. Lock the lid into place and cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. Quick-release the steam. Using tongs, transfer the cabbage to a bowl. Serve the pork over the cabbage and garnish with green onions.

About The Author

Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams-Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. Williams-Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. The Williams-Sonoma Test Kitchen spearheads the development of culinary content for the brand’s catalog, website, blog, social media programs, cooking schools, and special events.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (June 27, 2017)
  • Length: 64 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681882178

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