Pressure Perfect: Two Hour Taste In Twenty Minutes Using Your Pressure Cooker by Lorna J. Sass

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  • Spanish rice with chicken and sausage

    • cathykeller on January 26, 2011

      I zipped it up with hot paprika instead of sweet, a little Cajun seasoning, and some crushed red pepper...also added peas. Excellent weeknight dinner.

  • Beans with sausage and greens

    • mr.paul on January 19, 2019

      Calls for cooked sausage, i.e. the kind that is purchased cooked in the refrigerated section.

  • Southern split pea soup with ham

    • abrownb1 on December 16, 2020

      I've made this so many times and it's one of the rare recipes that I don't feel the need to tweak! Super quick to throw together (I always use a ham steak) and freezes well. It does thicken up a lot upon refrigerating so you may need to thin out with some water when reheating. The optional bit of thyme adds a nice flavor so recommend adding. No need to adjust time if using an IP.

    • chawkins on November 09, 2019

      Use the instant pot and the same timing. Added couple of carrots to the mix and an extra 2 cups of water because I used a large meaty ham bone. Put on sauté to thicken and meld in the flavor of the thyme which was added after natural release and while I pulled the meat off the ham bone. The soup ended up with a nice consistency and was very satisfying on a wintry day.

    • rionafaith on February 10, 2019

      Simple and classic split pea soup with ham, made easy in the pressure cooker (I used my Instant Pot). The consistency of this was slightly thinner than some versions I've had but it didn't bother me. Very easy.

  • Goulash with potatoes

    • apattin on January 13, 2019

      Skipped the potatoes. Lovely easy recipe

  • Pot roast with mushroom gravy

    • apattin on April 18, 2022

      used chuck. degreased liquid after overnight in fridge. needed 3tb cornstarch to get gravy consitency. A yummy dish in 60 minutes!

  • Chicken paprikash with potatoes

    • florador on February 26, 2015

      Really tasty sauce! But chicken was dry-tasting. The flavors didn't penetrate the large breast pieces. Next time instead of having chicken breasts whole, perhaps cut into 1-1.5 inch pieces? Also needed a bit more salt than 1 teaspoon. Went together easily. Liked the potatoes (rather than the usual noodles often served with Paprikash). We didn't use the dill. The caraway flavor was a lovely low-note to the flavors -- not overpowering at all.

  • Corned beef with cabbage and potatoes

    • chawkins on March 17, 2016

      My corned beef weighed 3.5 lb trimmed, as I was using an electric pressure cooker, I used the time the time specified for a 4 lb roast. Then I removed the meat and added 5 quartered red potatoes and cabbage wedges, went for 4 minutes on high pressure. The beef and cabbage were perfectly cooked but the potatoes were a little bit overdone. The beef was moist and tender and yet still held its shaped when sliced.

  • Cabbage and potatoes with kielbasa

    • chawkins on June 17, 2020

      Great taste for minimal effort. I made half of the recipe and used the instant pot instead of the stove top pressure cooker. Because the IP only goes to 11 psi when under pressure and the recipe was written for stove top cooker that goes to 13 psi,I upped the cook time by a minute and it worked out fine.

  • Un-stuffed cabbage in sweet-and-sour sauce

    • chawkins on November 13, 2015

      Absolutely delicious and it only took 3 minutes after coming up to pressure. I did not add any of the optional sugar or honey at the end. The one third cup of raisins was enough to balance the acidity. I did not have lemon, so I just used the juice of half a lime.

    • Rinshin on August 25, 2018

      Excellent sauce for making cabbage rolls with a balanced acidity from lemon juice and vinegar with sweetness coming from raisins. Used it to make regular cabbage rolls with savoy cabbage. I did not use this recipe’s filling ingredients. But this is the sauce I have been searching.

  • Risotto with butternut squash

    • redrocks on January 11, 2017

      Is there anything my beloved Instant Pot cannot do?! A great variation on the basic recipe. The butternut squash added a subtle sweetness that nicely complemented the creaminess.

  • Hearty beef borscht with sour cream-dill topping

    • mzgourmand on May 25, 2017

      Pressure cooker or instant pot.

  • Pasta with meat sauce

    • riley on August 13, 2018

      This is a great recipe. You do not pre-cook the pasta. I've also used the variations of spice and mild Italian sausages and the the addition of ricotta. All delicious and a regular for me.

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  • Hip Pressure Cooking

    Variations and transformations are really something that make this book stand out. Although the official recipe count is 85, add in the variations this book contains over 270 recipes.

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  • ISBN 10 0060505346
  • ISBN 13 9780060505349
  • Published Sep 09 2004
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 368
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher HarperCollins

Publishers Text

Lorna Sass, America's recognized authority on pressure cookers, offers this all-new cookbook with 150 recipes and up-to-date information on this popular appliance. The recipes in Pressure Perfect are contemporary and healthy and the book includes charts detailing cooking times and other valuable tips on how to ensure the best results for every recipe.

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