Fall is apple season here in Northeastern Ohio, and apple season brings apple cider. I grew up drinking regular apple cider, so hard cider was a revelation. My favorite is Normandy style, from Northern France, bone-dry and sparkling. Unfortunately, even with the explosion of hard ciders at the grocery store, a true, dry cider is hard to find. Normandy cider led me to Normandy pork, their long-simmered stew with pork, cider, and onions. (Normandy cider also led me to Calvados, their apple brandy…but that’s another story.) Now, which cider should you use for cooking? My preference is for a dry cider – look for something with Dry, Crisp, or Brut in the name. That said, whatever hard cider you find will probably work. We need a little alcohol for complexity, and apple flavor for depth. I also try to get a straight apple cider – mixing in honey, maple, pear, or ginger is good for drinking, but I worry it will mess with the flavors of the recipe. If you can find a bottle of …
Pressure Cooker Greek Lamb Shanks with Tomatoes (Arnaki Kokkinisto). Greek lamb shanks from the pressure cooker. Opa!
Pressure Cooker Kale Tacos with Caramelized Onions. Easy vegetarian tacos with a big taste from caramelized onions and pressure cooked kale.
My Pressure cooker short ribs recipe is one of my original blog posts about pressure cooking , and my first PC recipe to get ranked by Google and read by people who weren’t family or friends. Now, don’t get me wrong – I love the recipe, and cook it often. But, after years of blogging, I cringe when I look back at those early posts. I’ve learned so much since then. For example: the prep pictures look pretty good, because I took them with natural light. My original “beauty shot” of the meal ready to serve, however: Yikes. Complaining about Past Me aside , there’s a reason this is an evergreen post on Google. Short ribs in the pressure cooker are a killer recipe. They just work. So, this post deserves a tune up and a video: Pressure Cooker Short Ribs – Time Lapse [YouTube.com] And, here is the recipe: Pressure Cooker Short Ribs Now, if only I had the time to go back and rewrite all my other posts from year one. And year …
Pressure Cooker Chicken Legs with Herb Rub recipe – hands off chicken legs with pan sauce from the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Corn Soup recipe. Liquid summer in a bowl – made with fresh corn cob broth in the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Red Pepper Hummus recipe. Homemade red pepper hummus, quick and easy with dried chickpeas in the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Feijoada – Brazilian Black Bean and Meat Stew recipe. Brazil’s national dish, sped up in the pressure cooker.
Pressure Cooker Beef Pot Roast gives you tender, shreddable pot roast beef in about 2 hours.
Pressure Cooker Ground Beef and Bean Chili – my favorite fall comfort meal.
Pressure Cooker Lentil and Bacon Soup recipe, inspired by Laurie Colwin’s “Home Cooking: A Writer in the Kitchen”. A quick, hearty soup for a cold day.
Pressure cooker Texas red chili. That’s right, I’m not from Texas, but I love Texas anyway…
Pressure Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage. My tradition on St. Patrick’s Day.
Pressure Cooker Short Ribs recipe – meltingly tender short ribs from the pressure cooker – replace hours of simmering with minutes of pressure cooking.