Author: Mike Vrobel

Pressure Cooker 7 Hour Leg of Lamb (in 90 minutes)

Dad Cooks Easter Dinner 2019

Well, not really. Easter dinner is at my brother-in-law’s house this year, so I’m just bringing a dessert. But, maybe you’re looking for an Easter feast? Here are a few suggestions to get you going: Pressure Cooker 7 Hour Leg of Lamb (in 90 minutes) Rotisserie Fresh Ham with Injection Brine Grilled Ham with Honey Bourbon Glaze Rotisserie Whole Leg of Lamb with Orange and Fennel Dry Brine Now, my real Easter Dinner tradition is a grilled steak after Saturday night’s Easter Vigil mass. This is what my family used to do, back when I was growing up; nowadays, I skip the vigil mass and go on Easter morning…but I still cook those steaks to break our lenten fast on Saturday night. And, for me, “steak” means a ribeye: Cedar Plank Grilled Ribeye with Peppers and Onions Grilled Ribeye Delmonico Steaks with Tex-Mex Rub Grilled Tomahawk Steak (Long Bone Ribeye, Reverse Seared) What do you think? What are you cooking for Easter dinner? Talk about it in the comments section below. Enjoyed this post? Want …

PicOfTheWeek: Ditali vs Tubetti

I saw Molisana Italian Imported Food on a trip through Broadview Heights, and had to stop to check them out. I’m glad I did – they have an amazing variety of dried pasta. I grabbed my tiny favorite, Ditalini, and the even smaller Tubetti. Small pastas like Ditalini and Orzo are one of my pressure cooker thickening tricks. A sealed pressure cooker doesn’t let sauces evaporate and thicken up. If fits the recipe, I add a half-cup of a small pasta after pressure cooking. Pastas soak up a remarkable amount of liquid, giving the sauce a nice, thick body. Recipes with mini pasta: Pressure Cooker Pasta and Bean Soup (Pasta e Fagioli, aka Pasta Fazool) Instant Pot Pasta con Ceci (Pasta with Chickpeas) Instant Pot Minestrone What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts My list of Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate …

Pressure Cooker Korean BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps - Portrait Mode Picture | DadCooksDinner.com

Throwback Thursday: Korean Pressure Cooker BBQ

Went out for dinner with friends, to a local Korean restaurant, Seoul Garden in Cuyahoga Falls, and had daeji-bulgogi, or Korean BBQ pork. Seoul Garden serves it like fajitas, on a smoking hot cast-iron sizzle plate, and the smell was heavenly as they brought it to the table. Which reminds me…I haven’t made weeknight Korean BBQ in a while… Recipe: Pressure Cooker (or Instant Pot) Korean BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps Link: Pressure Cooker Korean BBQ Pork Lettuce Wraps – DadCooksDinner What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Pressure Cooker Korean Braised Short RibsKorean Grilled Beef Lettuce Wraps (Bulgogi)Grilled Korean Chicken WingsMy other Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner via email and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my Tip Jar, or buy something from Amazon.com through the links on this site. Thank you.

Brown hard boiled eggs on a teal plate

Instant Pot 7-Hour Eggs in 75 minutes (Korean Sauna Eggs)

Forget about 5-5-5 hard-boiled eggs. How about 7 hour eggs, cooked under pressure in an Instant Pot for an hour? Cooked so long the whites turn brown? Instant pot 7-Hour eggs sound so weird. I MUST TRY THEM. The picture of a brown egg inside a white shell grabbed me: Make Korean Sauna Eggs in Your Instant Pot[skillet.lifehacker.com]. I read the recipe, then started googling around, trying to figure out why it’s “Sauna Eggs”. The story is, Korean bathhouses take advantage of the wet, steamy heat in their saunas to cook eggs all day long. They cook for so long that the eggs brown in the shell. (I also found references to food scientist Harold McGee trying this, getting similar results with an hour of pressure cooking.) Like I said, I had to try this out. Based on Harold McGee’s timings, with my usual adjustment for electric pressure cookers, I went for 75 minutes in my Instant Pot. Water, salt, a rack, and the eggs – that’s everything. Lock the lid, set the pot to …

Baby potatoes in a steamer basket in an Instant Pot

PicOfTheWeek: Baby Potatoes

I bought a whole New York Strip Loin at my local grocery store yesterday – hey, it was Acme Meat Sale day, I had to load up. What do I have with my steak? Potatoes, of course. (I hope my plan to grill the steaks holds up – 30+mph winds are blowing right now. The wind is supposed to settle down around suppertime. Wish me luck…) Recipe: Pressure Cooker Baby Potatoes with Butter and Parsley What do you think? Questions? Other ideas? Leave them in the comments section below. Related Posts Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner [via email] and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my [Tip Jar], or buy something from [Amazon.com] through the links on this site. Thank you.

A cracked oxo 1-cup measuring beaker

Measuring Cup Massacre (Another Kitchen Gadget Murder)

Nooo! I open my kitchen cabinet, and what do I see? Yet another gadget, cut down in the prime of life. Oh, the humanity! This is what I get for having agents of entropy do the dishes. (Those agents of entropy also know my kids.) A roving band of teenagers constantly remind me the universe trends towards chaos. No matter how many times I say “Gently! Careful! Easy there!”, they still bang stuff around like it’s made out of adamantium. This time, it was the 1-cup beaker from my set of Oxo Measuring Beakers. Sigh. Time to re-order. Kitchen gadgets aren’t supposed to be consumables, right? Oxo 7-Piece Measuring Beaker Set [Amazon.com] What do you think? Share your tales of kids destroying everything in the comments section below. Enjoyed this post? Want to help out DadCooksDinner? Subscribe to DadCooksDinner [via email] and share this post with your friends. Want to contribute directly? Donate to my [Tip Jar], or buy something from [Amazon.com] through the links on this site. Thank you.

A bowl of beef brisket soup with carrots, green onions, and thyme, in an orange bowl on a slate-gray background

Instant Pot Beef Brisket Soup

“Beef brisket soup? That sounds goooood” said my dental hygienist. “Uhnhuh” I gargled back. It was the usual dentist office conversation – get asked a question (What am I cooking right now? “Instant Pot Beef Brisket Soup”) and then try to carry my side of the conversation with a mouth full of dental tools. But my hygenist is right – this soup is gooood. (I could hear the extra O’s when she said it). The key is homemade beef broth. Yes, you can use store-bought beef broth, but the difference between homemade and store-bought is dramatic. Homemade broth is pressure cooking’s killer feature. Take the time, at least once, to make broth in your Instant pot, and you’ll see what you’re missing. I make a big batch of broth on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and freeze the results. Then I’m stocked up for soup1, and can hurry through the rest of this recipe on a busy weeknight. (And, if you’re really into it, you can make homemade hominy, like I did last week.) Brisket is …

PicOfTheWeek: Now That’s a Wok

My daughter’s birthday lunch was Dim Sum at Li Wah in Cleveland’s Asia Plaza. Afterwards, wandering through the cooking equipment at the back of the Park To Shop Asian market, I found this beauty – a massive carbon steel wok for $29.95. I almost bought it…much to the dismay of the rest of the family.