Can I use a Pressure Cooker for Skinnymixers Recipes
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!
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