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Can I use a Pressure Cooker for Skinnymixers Recipes

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Pressure Cookers

Many of the Skinnymixer recipes can be made in conjunction with a pressure cooker.  A pressure cooker is really useful if needing to increase the quantity of a dish or free up your thermal cooker for another dish.

Using a pressure cooker is really good at taking cheaper cuts of meat and turning them into tender meals, quickly.  It’s also fantastic for cooking root vegetables and steamed rice – and plenty of other uses I am yet to explore!

General Tips:

  • Get to know your pressure cooker well before you start to use it
  • Choose a recipe with liquid as that is what will help create the pressure, no liquid = no steam = no pressure!
  • Browning your meat beforehand isn’t always necessary, but will add a depth of flavour
  • Do not overfill your pressure cooker
  • Get to pressure as soon as possible – use high heat
  • To work out your timing – finding a recipe online or in a pressure cooking book that is similar can be a good guideline
  • If there is a few components, ie meat and veg, add the meat and cook them, release pressure safely, then add veg, get back up to pressure and finish cooking.
  • It is better to undercook than overcook.
  • Make notes so you know what you did for next time!
  • Always protect yourself if using a quick release function (refer to your cookers manual)
  • If you need to thicken your sauce, once pressure is released, return cooker to the stove and thicken with cornflour and water mixture or other preferred thickening method.
  • Begin your prep in your thermal cooker and finish the cooking process off in your pressure cooker

Check out the Complete Guide to Pressure Cookers & a list of Skinnymixers recipes here.