Imagine being able to prepare a wonderful beef stoganoff in only 10 minutes. Or a rich, creamy cheesecake in only 20 minutes. That's a complete meal in just half an hour! And it's what you'll be able to enjoy with your pressure cooker and The Best Pressure Cooker Recipes.
While the benefits of pressure cooking have been known for generations, advances in pressure cooker design have made these small appliances safer and more convenient than ever before. Today, North Americans are discovering that pressure cooked meals are not only faster (about 75% faster, on average) but also healthier since the food retains more of its nutrient value while requiring less fat for cooking. The result is that over the past decade, pressure cooker sales have continued to rise, now approaching 1 million units a year.
While the resurgence of pressure cooking is comparatively new to North American households, in other countries (from France to India) it has always been the preferred method for preparing moist and flavorful stews, vegetables, risottos, and soups. In fact, many homes in Europe and Asia will use two cookers simultaneously to prepare a meal.
With The Best Pressure Cooker Recipes you get more than 125 recipes specifically designed to take advantage of what pressure cookers do best. And as you'll discover, pressure cookers are amazingly versatile. Sample from starters such as "Braised Artichokes with Red Pepper Aïoli" or "Spicy Sweet Potato Soup." Delicious main course offerings include "Chicken Cacciatore" and "Cajun Seafood Gumbo," along with bean dishes like "Maple Baked Pork and Beans with Apples." Side dishes such as "Roasted Garlic Risotto with Asiago" are sure to complement any meal. And pressure cooker desserts? Absolutely! Just try the "Orange Espresso Cheesecake" or "Cool Lemon Custards with Fresh Berry Compote."
In addition to a helpful tips and kitchen wisdom that accompany the recipes, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of pressure cooking, including guidelines for adapting your own recipes, compensating for the effects of altitude on pressure cooking, as well as a comparison of the various styles and models of cookers on the market. Whether you're new to pressure cooking or an experienced cook looking for great pressure cooker recipes, this book is a must-have for your kitchen.