This Instant Pot Tuna Cannelloni is one of those recipes that happens when I have to improvise because there’s pretty much nothing in the fridge.…
Thermomix and Instant Pot
This Thermomix Vegan Mac and Cheese is really good, even if I do say so myself.
Well, the little Tapita says it too.…
This Instant Pot Prawn, Trout and Pea Risotto is such a delicious dish. I found the Trout fillets in the reduced aisle at Tesco and just had to make something special with them.
I usually make a Prawn and Pea Risotto but the trout was a wonderful addition. You don’t need to add it as it is a bit of a treat and adds to the cost of the dish but it works great!…
This Instant Pot Giant Cous Cous with Seafood is so good! So good that, in fact, you should all try it!
I had never cooked giant cous cous until a few weeks ago when I saw it in Aldi.
I tried a quick lunch experiment and it turned out well so last week I decided to recreate it with a few added touches. It turned out amazing and it’s so quick and easy.…
This Instant Pot Squid Stew is so tasty and it’s amazing how tender the squid goes!…
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.…
This Instant Pot Nasi Goreng, Malaysian Fried Rice, is full of flavour and so easy.
You may have gathered by now that I am a huge fan of soy sauce and fish sauce.
Yes, I love umami and I love Nasi Goreng, which means “fried rice” in Indonesian and Malay.…
I’ve been hankering for pulled pork for weeks, today I managed to finally satisfy that craving! This Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Creamy Paprika Sauce was so tender.
After removing the pork to shred, I blended some of the juices left in the pot with cashews and more paprika (thank you Quirky Cooking for the inspiration!) and I ended with the creamiest sauce to go (rather well) with my pulled pork.
I am typing this today as I had a few requests in my Pressure Cooking UK with Feisty Tapas Facebook group but also because, if my hands are not busy, I’ll end up eating all the pulled pork myself.
Make it without the sauce for a great LOW CARB dish or, of course, only have a tiny bit of the sauce which is quite filling.
Ready for the recipe?…
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!…
Ever since I started making my own Vegetable Stock Paste a couple of years ago, I haven’t stopped. So here it is for you to make at home too: my Homemade Vegetable Stock Paste (with Instant Pot and Thermomix instructions).
It’s so good and useful!…
I’ve cooked this Instant Pot Gooey Chocolate Pudding a few times and it’s really good!…
This Instant Pot Lemony Mince in Oyster Sauce with Pot in Pot (PIP) Rice is one of those “throw things in and see what happens” expottiments that turns out well.…
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.
Do I have to use heck sausages?
Heck no! See what I did there? Just use whatever sausages you have.
Do I have to use fusilli?
Not really, over the years we’ve seen people use different pasta shapes.
Just bear in mind that different pasta shapes may cook at different rates so here’s my advice:
If you use a different pasta shape just remember that the key is in halving the cooking time and not waiting too long to do a quick release.
Otherwise it may be overcooked, if it’s undercooked, pop the lid back on and let it rest for a little while.
What I do sometimes is cook the pasta for 1 minute so that it can do a longer natural pressure release before I let the rest of the steam out.
That way I can get on with doing things like setting up the table or tidy up the kitchen before dishing up.
That way there’s less to do once I’ve sat down and relaxed.
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Did you know there’s such a thing as a National Chocolate Week? There is, and it’s right now. Not that I need an excuse to celebrate or eat chocolate any day of the year! In this household the chocolate we buy regularly is Lind’ts 85%. That’s dark, very dark. But the little Tapita absolutely loves it. The other day I had the chocolate next to the beef I was buying in my basket at the supermarket and I thought to myself: “well, husband does add cocoa to his chilli, doesn’t he?”.
This Chocolatey Beef Stew makes a luscious sauce, enjoy with a nice glass of red wine if you can. Or a beer. Can you tell I am still off the alcohol due to my meds? At least I can eat chocolate, in everything it would appear.
I made this in my Instant Pot, you can make it in your stove-top pressure cooker if you have one. I like the Instant Pot because I don’t have to babysit it, I just leave it to it and I get on with life (or with putting my feet up). You will find all my Instant Pot recipes here and, if you’re a newbie, you will find my guide to get started here.
Ready to give it a go?…
I am a big fan of serrano ham, it’s right up there with chorizo (chorizo being the clear winner as you may have gathered from previous recipes). In particular, I love serrano ham with very garlicky mushrooms (recipe here). So this Chicken, Serrano Ham, Mushroom Stew was bound to happen sooner or later.…
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!
I am loving my Instant Pot (but if you follow me on social media or are a member of my group you
already know that!). I can’t believe how quickly I got over the scary memories of the pressure cookers from the seventies and eighties. This pork was an improvisation based on the flavours I wanted that day and it turned out really well.
You already have Za’atar from making my flat breads, right? Well, then we are going to give it another use for this pork (and yes you could make them to mop up the sauce). In the meantime, I promise you I now have Sumac in the house and at some point I’ll try making my own Za’atar.
Za’atar is a condiment made of dried oregano mixed with sesame seeds,
dried sumac and salt along with other herbs and spices. I use
Waitrose’s own label which also contains dried marjoram.
Ready for the recipe?…