Posts tagged: Cider Vinegar

Spicy Honey Chicken

By , December 2, 2012

Submitted by Robin R.

Spicy Honey ChickenIngredients:

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs, about 2 lbs
  • Glaze
  • 2 t granulated garlic
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t coriander
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1/2 C Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Cider or Balsamic Vinegar

 Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees or preheat gas grill or prepare briquets for grilling
  • Place chicken thighs in Instant Pot. Do not add liquids, the chicken will produce plenty of broth for the Spicy Honey Sauce.
  • Place lid on and press the POULTRY button.
  • When Instant Pot signals that the chicken is finished cooking, remove lid and place chicken on a baking sheet. Then place chicken in oven or on the grill for 15 minutes or until skin is crispy.
  • Remove chicken from oven or grill and set aside in a baking dish to keep warm.
  • While chicken is in the oven or on the grill, strain the chicken broth into a bowl, place broth back into the pot, push SAUTE button.
  • Add honey, Balsamic or Cider vinegar and seasonings to the chicken broth. Stirring occasionally, simmer the sauce  until it thickens and coats a spoon like syrup, may take from 10-15 minutes.
  • After sauce has thickened, turn pot off, adjust seasonings to your taste and pour the sauce over the chicken, coating each piece evenly.

We serve with multi-grain rice and a salad or vegetable.

One Pot Sweet and Sour Spareribs

By , November 1, 2012

Submitted by Glenn R.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Ingredients: Serves 4-6

  • 1 Tb oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup rice wine (or cider) vinegar
  • 1 20 oz can of pineapple
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp. fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • Pinch of smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 lbs of ribs, trimmed and cut for serving.
  • Corn starch slurry

Instructions:

Directions are for Instant Pot 6-in-1 Pressure Cooker.

  • Add oil, sauté onions until just translucent.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients except cornstarch slurry. Make sure spareribs are submerged in sauce. You can marinate refrigerated in the pot for several hours.
  • Pressure cook on “Stew” for 12 minutes, leave on keep warm for 3 minutes. Release pressure. Check meat for doneness and moisture. If needs more time set timer to “Stew” for a few more minutes.
  • When meat is done, remove meat to bowl and adjust seasoning (if needed). Set to sauté, when sauce starts to boil, add cornstarch slurry to thicken to desired taste and stir for one minute.
  • Serve with rice and veggies of your choice.
  • Variation, brown meat in oil on sauté before cooking. Alternately, “char” firmer meat on bbq or under broiler after pressure cooking, basting with strained sauce. Either of these are preferable if you aren’t using fish sauce.

Carrot Sunrise – Walking on the ‘Gourmet Side’ of pressure cooking!

By , September 7, 2012

Submitted by Teresa B.G.

Carrot Sunrise - GourmetDue to the abundance of carrots in my garden, I have been playing with ways of cooking them and presenting them so they are flavourful as well as more ‘gourmet’.  I only cook my vegetables in a pressure cooker….so much more flavour and colour.

This dish does take some time as it is done in steps and in ramekins.  However, I did want to make it fancy to serve to guests to hear them ‘ooooh and ahhhh’ so here it is:

1. Prepare your rice:

  • 1 cup rice, I used white
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 cups of water – I mixed in powdered chicken bouillon into the water – a couple of teaspoons, but that is optional Place the rice, butter and water/bouillon into the Instant Pot bowl, secure lid.

Cook manually for 8 minutes or on rice setting.  Release pressure manually and place rice in a bowl, set aside.

2. Preparing the carrots:

  • 4 cups of diced carrots
  • 1 ½ cups water

Pour water into pressure cooker

Place carrots in steamer basket above water or in vegetable steamer on trivet, secure lid Steam it in the Instant Pot for 3 minutes, natural release, set aside

3.  Preparing the sauce:

  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tbsp. oil
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1 ¼ cups milk
  • ½ cup or more of grated cheese (cheddar or cheddar mixed with mozzarella) Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 eggs beaten

Press sauté, Heat the butter and oil and whisk in the flour, gradually add the milk and whisk so no lumps, cook until thick (if need to add more milk, then do so), add the cheese into it to melt, add salt and pepper and put aside.  When cool, beat the sauce into the eggs.

You may do this in a saucepan, although I used the pressure cooker for all of the steps.

4.  Preparing cooked carrots:

  • The cooked carrots from step 2
  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1 ½ tbsp. white or cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper

Press sauté, melt the butter, mix in the cumin, paprika, garlic, cayenne, sugar and carrots and sauté for a couple of minutes….do not burn the garlic.  Add the vinegar, salt and pepper, remove from heat.

Combine the carrot mixture with the prepared thick white sauce.

5. To assemble and cook your gourmet Carrot Sunrise:

  • Grease your ramekins or custard cups – 9 – 10, depending on size of your ramekins – I spray with cooking oil Pam.
  • Place equal amounts of cooked rice into each ramekin – do not pat down.  Spoon the carrot/sauce mixture onto the rice in each ramekin.
  • Place 1 cup water in pressure cooker
  • Place custard cups/ramekins on trivet or cooking rack, I could fit three at a time.
  • Secure lid and pressure cook for 3 minutes.  Release the pressure manually.
  • Remove Custard cups/ramekins from cooker and proceed with the rest of the ramekins.
  • Let them cool down somewhat, run knife along edge and unmold onto individual plates or onto serving plate.

I also thought of perhaps doing this in an 8 inch cheesecake pan rather than individual custard cups.  I am positive it would work just as well, but I have not as yet tried it as I like the individual cups.  If I have any left over, I do not unmold them…..I heat them for lunch and eat them out of the custard cups.

Anyway, they look great and are great tasting.

For those who do not like the spices, you can leave them out…..other than salt and pepper…still good.

It would be great to have two pressure cookers to prepare this quickly.  The length of time it takes to make this dish depends on how efficient you are in the kitchen!

 

 

Old Fashioned Calico Beans

By , June 13, 2012

Old Fashioned Calico BeansSubmitted by Pastor D.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • (more if you like)
  • 1 pound bacon or bacon pieces
  • Fried, crisp
  • 1 large can of pork and beans
  • 2: 15 ½ oz. Cans of butter beans, drained
  • 2: 15 ½ cans of kidney beans, drained
  • 3 cups stewed tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic (chopped or ground)
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke

Instructions:

Brown bacon in instant pot on saute setting and then crumble. Save drippings. Add hamburger & onion. Brown.

Drain off excess fat . Combine all ingredients (including drippings) in instant pot. Using manual setting cook for 25 minutes. Enjoy!