This Instant Pot Creamy Chicken and Pancetta Rigatoni Pasta
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Cooking gammon in the Instant Pot is easy, painless and, above all, tasty. Instant Pot ham though is not great for my waist line as I seem to snack on it all day (particularly good dipped in Quirky Cooking’s BBQ Sauce if you haven’t glazed it!). In my defence, it’s really, really nice and well, it’s there in the fridge, all I have to do is pinch a bit.
There are two ways of cooking Instant Pot ham, all details here….
This All-in-One Pressure Cooker Sausage and Tomato Pasta was improvised today in the Instant Pot for the little Tapita’s dinner, it went down so well that I thought I’d share it with you all. Even better, there are leftovers.
The little Tapita very excitedly proclaimed that the sauce and the pasta taste like dumplings. She’s very into dumplings since we have a dumpling man at Ely Market on Saturdays.
I used Heck’s Chicken Italia sausages, they are very thin, like chipolatas, if you are using thicker sausages, make sure you fry them really well otherwise they may not be quite cooked in the short time it takes to cook the pasta.
I have another one pot pasta recipe for the Instant Pot right here. And a fabulous Mac and Cheese recipe here. Soon I’ll publish my one pot Tuna Pasta too. All my Instant Pot recipes are right here, all with UK ingredients and measurements.
Ready for the recipe?…
I needed a quick dinner tonight and it had to be seafood. I absolutely love seafood. This One Pot Pressure Cooker / Instant Pot Seafood Pasta is very tasty, rather easy and also rather farfetchedly in the style of a quick Spanish fideuá, with thicker pasta.…
I’m so excited to bring you this Instant Pot Cavolo Nero and Butternut Squash Soup recipe, with video and all!…
Hello! How are you today? I thought I’d share this Instant Pot Deep Clean video as it’s so important in order to keep your Instant Pot working in perfect working order.
Make sure you read the questions and answers below too as they cover a lot of information for the maintenance of your Instant Pot.
Being aware of this will also help you reduce the risk of the Burn error (or OUHT) or of your Instant Pot not reaching pressure.
In fact, I give you lots of information that will help with that.…
Looking for the Instant Pot Zero Minute Chicken Recipe? Look no further!…
Hello! I thought I’d put an Instant Pot Unboxing Video together:
Have you just bought an Instant Pot?
Have you had an Instant Pot in the box for way too long?
Are you thinking of buying an Instant Pot but unsure what to expect?
Let’s get it out of the box together so that you can gain a bit more confidence with this Instant Pot Unboxing Video.
In the video I film myself opening the box of the Instant Pot DUO80 8 quart / 8 litre (affiliate link*), the biggest member of the DUO family and unpacking its contents.…
This Instant Pot Squid Stew is so tasty and it’s amazing how tender the squid goes! I’m posting it quickly for Dejanka to have and will make it prettier later on. Serve it on its own, with plain rice, with pasta or with quinoa like Alli did below. If you want a quick method to cook quinoa in your Instant Pot (the best quinoa), just ask.
LittleT loved it!!
Let me know if you enjoy it….
I have the huge luck of having a child who eats well and, despite asking for pasta all the time, is open to trying new things and this Instant Pot Thai Pork Larb Recipe (Thai Minced Pork) is one of her favourites.…
Is the Instant Pot taking part on Amazon’s Prime Day? Oh yes it is and in a big way with the Instant Pot DUO 7 in 1 8 LITRES at the lowest price it has ever had (by far!).
Now, you all know I am a big Instant Pot fan, so much so that I joined the Instant Pot UK team last year after running my Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas Facebook group for a few months.
There is nothing to worry about using a modern day pressure cooker as robust as the Instant Pot! It doesn’t hiss nor rattle (in fact it doesn’t make much noise at all!) and it comes with a ton of safety features to give you peace of mind. Not just that, it has a huge online community. Instant Pot UK offers a Facebook group as an extension of its customer care, the Instant Pot® UK Community, which I run. We have awesome clients who share amazing recipes every day, who are wonderfully supportive, you will never be short of inspiration with the community and me by your side.
To think I didn’t even want an Instant Pot! Over two years later, it has made my life easier day after day, when you have a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia, this is a life saver, above all midweek, when you have to feed a child, have had a long day of work and can’t think of anything. It’s just as easy as reheating a previously instantpotted meal from frozen in about 15-20 minutes.
It slow cooks and it pressure cooks (pulses from dry, whole chickens, all-in-one-pastas, tender meat, pulled pork) and then it automatically keeps your food warm for you. It also steams, cooks rice, porridge, yoghurt, it can even proof your bread on the yoghurt function! Oh and did I mention you can make cheesecakes in it? And puddings like my Chocolate Pudding! And dulce de leche, and lemon curd…
The one thing I’ve bought on Amazon’s Prime Day 2017? A Philips Air Fryer, this one. I’ve wanted one for a couple of years and they are usually so pricey… let’s see how I get on with it.
Did you buy the Instant Pot today on Amazon’s Prime Day 2017? Did I miss any other great deals? I’ve been working so hard that I may have missed others of course!
**This post contains affiliate links, that means that if you buy a product after clicking through them, I may get a kickback to help me maintain Feisty Tapas and its communities. You also get a huge thank you from me and perhaps one day I may even buy you a cup of coffee at one of the Feisty Tapas meetups**
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I love meat loaf and it turns out that so does the little Tapita! It’s delicious hot or cold so really convenient. Perfect for picnics for that imminent spring weather that is round the corner. This Instant Pot Meat Loaf is delicious!…
“Chicken stock with a whole chicken, shock horror!”, I can hear the purists scream from here! Well, yes. When you’re a working parent trying to keep your head above water you do not mind this type of thing that much and the stock is super tasty so, if I’m going to keep my head above water, it might as well be delicious chicken stock (or broth as some like to call it), in my Instant Pot of course!…
What is Pot-in-Pot (PIP) cooking?
Pot-in-pot (PIP) cooking basically means cooking something inside a pot (or bowl) that is then placed inside your Instant Pot’s inner pot. Pot in pot. In this case “a pot inside the inner pot”.
The bowl is placed on a trivet, with water underneath to generate the necessary steam. It can also be used for layered cooking: imagine your cottage pie mix cooking in the inner pot underneath the trivet and the potatoes for the mash cooking at the same time in a bowl placed on the trivet.
This method maximises the space in your Instant Pot and your energy use! When you’re ready to try it, make sure you give my Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Lemony Mince in Oyster Sauce with Pot-in-Pot (PIP) Rice.
Tonight, from midnight and the whole of tomorrow, 25th November 2016, the Instant Pot DUO 7 in 1 6 litres will have its best price yet in the UK: £69.95 (€ 79.95 in France and Italy, possibly Spain).
As you probably already know, I absolutely love my Instant Pots. So much so that, when I was invited to handle their social media, I said yes!
I’ve had my DUO (like the one on offer on Amazon UK for Black Friday) for a year and a half now and use it pretty much daily. In fact, I now have 3 Instant Pots in the house, they’re such a lifesaver. It can even reheat previously homecooked meals straight from frozen to piping hot (see how here).
To think I didn’t even want one. It slow cooks and it pressure cooks (pulses from dry, whole chickens, all-in-one-pastas, tender meat) and then it automatically keeps your food warm for you. It also steams, cooks rice, porridge, yoghurt, it can even proof your bread on the yoghurt function! Oh and did I mention you can make cheesecakes in it? And dulce de leche, and lemon curd…
Because I run the Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas Facebook group as well as Instant Pot UK’s social media and the official UK Facebook group, there is no chance that your Instant Pot 7 DUO 7 in 1 will gather dust! I will get you using it.
You can read all the details in this old post (offer on there no longer valid), find my Instant Pot-friendly recipes here and, if you buy through the link below, you will be supporting Feisty Tapas and its Facebook communities and you will get a very big thank you from me! You’ll have to be quick though, come midnight on the 25th November all the deals end (or when stock runs out, whatever happens first).
PS-If you already have an Instant Pot, having two is not a bad idea at all 😉 Please share with your friends and loved ones.. far and wide
Also available in the following countries at great prices today:
**This offer is now over, sign up to future Feisty Tapas newsletters to find out when the next Instant Pot offer goes live**
Pressure cooking a gammon joint or ham in your Instant Pot is easy and so tasty. Of course, you can also apply this method to bacon joints and ham hocks.…
Want to learn how to reheat frozen homemade food in a pressure cooker or Instant Pot? Boy do I have just the trick for you!…
There’s been a lot of talk about how to cook a whole chicken lately in the Instant Pot® UK Community, a lot of brainstorming over whether the chicken should be breast down so that it’s more moist. So I wanted to give it a go. I also didn’t brown my chicken on Sauté this time (you can do this with some oil by pressing Sauté and then the Adjust button to set the Instant Pot to More).
The very succulent meat was used for several meals. First served with mashed potatoes and steamed vegetables. Then used in stir fries and even in sandwiches! You can pressure cook a lovely bone broth / chicken stock with the carcass once you’ve taken all the meat off or you could freeze it until you have more bones to add (and then pressure cook bone broth from frozen). Chicken goes a long way in the Tapas household and I bet it does in yours too!
Also, the liquid that is left is especially good to freeze in cubes and use to flavour stews, casseroles, even all-in-one pasta dishes.
Ready for the recipe?
Instant Pot Lemony Whole Chicken
– 1 whole chicken (you can fit up to a 2.5 kg bird in the Instant Pot, that was the weight of mine this time)
– 1 lime
– 1 lemon
– 1 large onions or two medium ones, very thickly sliced (approx. 2 cm thick)
– 1 carrot, sliced lengthways
– 5 garlic cloves, not peeled but whacked with the hand
– 1 teaspoon turmeric
– 1 tablespoon mixed herbs (I make my own mix of equal parts of rosemary, marjoram, parsley and oregano)
– 250 ml vegetable stock (I make my own stock in the Instant Pot or the Thermomix, find the recipe here). You can add it cold but I added it hot, it means that the pot will reach pressure faster
– Salt, a good pinch
– Black pepper, a few twists of the pepper mill
1. Zest the lemon and the lime. Reserve.
2. Juice the lemon and the lime. Reserve.
3. With a sharp knife, stab what you have left of the lemon and the lime, through the skin. Insert the lemon and lime inside the chicken cavity.
4. Place the onion and the carrot in the pot to create a bed for the chicken.
5. Add the garlic cloves, the teaspoon of turmeric, the tablespoon of mixed
herbs, the 250 ml of stock (hot), the salt and the black pepper.
6. Place the chicken on top, breast side down. Pour the reserved lemon zest and juice on the bird. Add a pinch of salt and some freshly ground black pepper. Press Manual, leave at 30 minutes for a bigger bird, you can do 25 minutes for a smaller bird. Natural release. In a conventional stove-top pressure cooker bring the pressure cooker to high pressure and cook for about 25-30 minutes (the psi is higher), turn off the heat and do a natural release.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to let me know how you get on!
If you haven’t got an Instant Pot yet, it’s only the most amazing bit of kitchen equipment! It can pressure cook, slow cook, keeps your food warm at the end, steams and the DUO even makes yoghurt! The list of what it can do is very long and it includes cheesecake! And, as Instant Pot UK‘s social media girl, I’m here (and there) to help you make the most of it.
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So, you bought an Instant Pot, it’s already at home or on its way and you’re panicking that you’re not going to use it enough or that you won’t know how to use it, that it might be difficult to use…
Fear not! It’s really easy to use and help is at hand at all times. As social media girl for Instant Pot UK that help might often come from me on their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram as well as the official Instant Pot® UK Community (an extension of Instant Pot UK’s customer care) but don’t forget that I also run my own Pressure Cooking with Feisty Tapas Facebook group.
Basically you will have no choice but to use it. No kitchen gadget worth the money will sit gathering dust on my watch!
The two models in the UK market (and markets covered from the UK) are the Instant Pot DUO 7 in 1 and the Instant Pot LUX 6 in 1. They work in similar ways. The DUO has a low pressure setting and a yoghurt function. They both can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, cook rice, cook porridge and keep your food warm at the end. The DUO also has a low pressure setting and a handy yoghurt function.
Both are really easy to use. They save time and money and, in my case, they totally save my sanity (I have one of each at home). They work silently for you while you have more time to get on with other stuff. Then they keep your food warm automatically at the end, even if you open the lid and help yourself to some of it, it will stay on Keep Warm for the next person. This is ideal in a household with a 6 year old (the little Tapita is six now!) who eats around 6pm and a commuting husband who doesn’t get home until 8.30-9 most days. I can cook for my daughter, then I eat whenever I am ready (6pm is way too early for me to eat dinner), then food is kept warm for my husband when he gets home.
Now, I know I own a lot of kitchen gadgets and that I now work with Instant Pot but this is me being totally honest: it’s a great kitchen gadget that can make life easier so a great investment. Above all if you are stressed out trying to juggle work and family. If you happen to have a health condition like me and my chronic pain and fibromyalgia, you will appreciate how easy it is to use and how much it can save your sanity on a daily basis (and the fact that it’s so silent it’s a huge bonus if you have a problem with background noise).
There are a ton of recipes for it. Another bonus.
1. Take it out of the box, admire it, isn’t it shiny? Is that Michel Roux Jr on the sticker? Oh yes it is. Ooooooh.
2. Download The Beginners’ Guide that I’ve written for Instant Pot UK, here.
2. Do the WATER TEST, it’s called Initial Test Run on the instruction manual. If you have an 8 litre Instant Pot DUO, then do the water test with at least 1 litre of water. You’ll find a handy water test video in my Pressure Cooking Facebook group, it’s really easy! All you need is water.
3. Get cooking. Don’t delay. Below are my recipe recommendations, a few types for different tastes. The key for many people is to find a couple of tried and tested recipe recommendations, follow those to get to know their Instant Pot and then get creative. Some other people prefer to always follow recipes. There is no right or wrong way but there are a few things to take into account so keep reading to find out what they are.
4. Keep cooking, you’ll find all my Instant Pot recipes here.
How to adapt/convert conventional pressure cooking recipes to the Instant Pot
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The Golden Rules of the Instant Pot Way of Cooking
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I always recommend you start your Instant Pot journey by reading the manual (yes!), doing the water test, reading the above documents and then cooking a couple of tried-and-tested recipes.
Here are a few recipe suggestions to get you started with your Instant Pot, these all work well:
One minute quinoa: from the cookbook that comes with your Instant Pot, try it with stock. It’s very versatile, try turning it into a salad with lime juice, coriander, nuts, avocados, olives…
Nom Nom Paleo’s Kalua Pig (I’ve made it successfully with boneless pork joints and very lovely it is, 5 pounds is 2.268 kg)
Beef and Broccoli by Pressure Cooking Today
Lemon Cheesecake! (don’t worry about the Meyer part, we don’t have them here in the UK, just use normal lemons)
You can find all my Instant Pot recipes here.
PS-in American recipes 1 cup of water is 250 ml, which is also the rule of thumb for pressure cooking in your Instant Pot: always 250 ml of liquid (water or stock). The measuring cup that comes with your Instant Pot is designed to cook rice. It’s worth getting a cheap set of measuring cups to follow American recipes.
Tips and Tricks
As part of my work with
Instant Pot, I get to chat to a lot of customers and, if you are a
member of my Feisty Tapas Facebook groups you will already know this, I
have two mottos:
I share a lot of tips but I also learn a lot from other Instant Pot owners so please don’t be shy,
always ask questions. As I always say, if you’re wondering it, chances
are other people are too and you will be helping them too by asking.
is a lot of help online, from me and my communities, from me through
Instant Pot UK, from other owners. The Instant Pot has a huge and very
Here are a few tips but you also MUST download the pdf files above, really really important to keep those in mind, soon you won’t need them anyway.
Tip: Always scrape the bottom of your Instant Pot with a wooden spoon and some liquid (water/stock/wine) to deglaze it before pressure cooking. You’ll see me remind you of this a lot!
Tip: tomatoey sauces, flour, packet mixes, sauces like Dolmio, can burn the bottom and make your Instant Pot overheat. So avoid flour, packet mixed and Dolmio and with tomatoes, make sure you have plenty of liquid in there with them, some people place the tomatoes on top of the other ingredients and don’t stir before pressure cooking.
Trick: Download the Manual to your computer, phone or tablet so that you always
have it handy (you can do quick searches for what you’re after too!). Download them here
Tip: if you have version 2 of the Instant Pot DUO 7 in 1, do not wait to add the ingredients until the display says HOT when using the Sauté button, as indicated in the manual. Strong safety feature mean it cuts out for a few minutes if it overheats during the Sauté mode, instead just press Sauté and add your ingredients when it starts getting warm just like you would in a frying pan.
If you bought the Instant Pot DUO and your anti-block shield doesn’t look like the one on the Manual, it’s ok, it is there. It’s just that the lid was redesigned. No need to panic
It is handy to accessorise your Instant Pot. First of all with a steamer basket or insert, I have a list of the best ones available in the UK right here.
Another handy gadget to have with your Instant Pot, particularly for cheesecakes, is a springform pan. I use this Master Class 18 cm / 7 inch Springform Cake Tin with Loose Base (I also use it for lasagna cooked in the Instant Pot, no need to turn the oven on!).
If you get stuck, give me or Instant Pot UK or the various fan groups a shout. There is always someone to help.
Ready? Let’s get cooking!
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A big one today. Last year it was all about the Instant Pot which so many of us now have in use in our kitchens (if it’s still in the box, get it out as it’s not scary at all!), this year it’s all about the Philips Pasta and Noodle Maker.
Unfortunately it looks like Philips doesn’t have any plans to market this awesome machine here in the UK. It’s a real shame as it’s a doddle to use and you can make: spaghetti, penne, fettuccine and even lasagna sheets with the basic kit that comes with it and it has a neat storage drawer to store them all. Also you can buy (from other countries) a 0.8mm dumpling disc, which I now have, pappardelle, angel hair… and even biscuit attachments (yes biscuits!).
I am giving one away to one lucky winner, you only have until the 7th March at 12 am (whatever that means, thank you Rafflecopter) and to enter you just have to follow the Rafflecopter instructions below.
Bear in mind that the machine I am giving away has a European plug and it works perfectly with an adaptor (which I am not supplying but are very easy to find in supermarkets, newsagents, Amazon) and, as it’s not marketed in the UK, a two year international warranty.
If you’re not lucky enough to win, you can buy one from Amazon UK here (this is my affiliate link so I get a little kickback if you order through it).
While I’m here, don’t forget I run two Facebook groups: Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas and Thermo Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas (for machines of the type of the Thermomix, KitchenAid Cook Processor, Tefal Cuisine Companion, Lakeland Multichef, Aldi Multichef, Lidl Monsieur Cuisine…
Before, you enter, let me make it easy, subscribe to my newsletter right here, you need to to enter this giveaway. Don’t worry, if you already receive my newsletter, of course you can enter too (I’m stressing this one for Vanessa before she asks!!). Just confirm you are subscribed and that’s all 🙂
The Feisty Tapas community is on fire lately, full of creative recipes, putting me to shame with my lack of energy as I learn a whole new concept for someone like me “pacing myself”. Basically, it means turning 42 years of “me” upside down and starting small, saving energy for the next day, the next hour even, constantly saving spoons in my energy bank. This Sticky Sesame Chicken, extra quick in an Instant Pot or the pressure cooker you may have, is an extra special dish for days when I really need to cook an easy dinner, the meat is so tender you’ll think you’re dining out rather than at home. Thanks Fran A!