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Old 31-01-2017, 19:48   #76
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Re: Pressure Cooker vs slow cooker without electricity

If you cook the recipe in the YouTube above be prepared for a very hot biryani
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Re: Pressure Cooker vs slow cooker without electricity

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If you cook the recipe in the YouTube above be prepared for a very hot biryani
We obviously have a different understanding of hot.....

However... I am getting so used to this machine, and as its only 1000W I would consider getting another just for the boat and running it from the Honda generator or from the inverter as the cooking time generally is less than 15 mins...

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Get the pressure cooker. I've only had 2 one I inherited, it was 60 years old. it needs a new seal I cannot find and another I bought because of the seal issue, get the thickest one you can find. I do like the integrated pressure release valve my new cooker has. It's no longer a weight for my wife to lose somewhere, and makes it pretty handy for cooking underway, my dinner is fine even after a knockdown. I soak my beans in it and add a little more in the a.m. then cook them for an hour then turn the heat off. Just let them sit all day and get thick, come dinner time they are hearty and I sailed all day, entertained my wife and made her dinner. I recommend a deep one, so it doesnt slosh over if your getting a quick lunch out of it underway. Sorry I don't see a brand on our new one. I just remember a red box. And wait till you see how you suprise the locals with how tender your goat is, pretty sure my goat curry has started a fight in jamaica. But to be fair the woman who was insulted did mix the curry so it was a joint effort. Just buy one
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Thanks everyone for such a good and ongoing sailing cooking thread. I have one small and one large pressure cooker. They are both invaluable to me and have given so many good sailing meals. Happy eating everyone. Cheers A
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Get the pressure cooker. I've only had 2 one I inherited, it was 60 years old. it needs a new seal I cannot find and another I bought because of the seal issue, get the thickest one you can find. I do like the integrated pressure release valve my new cooker has. It's no longer a weight for my wife to lose somewhere, and makes it pretty handy for cooking underway, my dinner is fine even after a knockdown. I soak my beans in it and add a little more in the a.m. then cook them for an hour then turn the heat off. Just let them sit all day and get thick, come dinner time they are hearty and I sailed all day, entertained my wife and made her dinner. I recommend a deep one, so it doesnt slosh over if your getting a quick lunch out of it underway. Sorry I don't see a brand on our new one. I just remember a red box. And wait till you see how you suprise the locals with how tender your goat is, pretty sure my goat curry has started a fight in jamaica. But to be fair the woman who was insulted did mix the curry so it was a joint effort. Just buy one
What brand is your older cooker and.what size? Im relatively sure I.can.find a.gasket for it might even be in my spares box. ( family has been using pc for over a hundred years and have spares.for.most brands and.sizes.)
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What brand is your older cooker and.what size? Im relatively sure I.can.find a.gasket for it might even be in my spares box. ( family has been using pc for over a hundred years and have spares.for.most brands and.sizes.)
It's a 4 quart presto. Wife caught me lookin at it and groaned at me, I also figured out why I hadn't ever been able to find the part, I thought it was a steamline. Hahaha ha mamaw lives again! (I named the pot after my late grandmother, she's the one who taught me, and heired me the pc.) We also call anything made in it mamaw as well. Like mamaw beans, mamaw barbque and so on.
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Re: Pressure Cooker vs slow cooker without electricity

My buddy Boatie was the one who convinced me to try again on the pressure cooker front. Im sure I disappointed him by Going electric on the 6 quart instant pot, but there were good reasons. I am convinced I made the right choice.

For us ex pats in continental Europe, Paella is a dish that most of us have spent years making at home and got good at. Takes about 40 mins to cook and can take 30 plus minutes to prepare.

MY FIRST INSTANT POT DISH was Paella.

Saute mode. A little oil.
Place in chicken and rabbit pieces, brown and turn.
Add garlic.
Add fresh tomatoes cubed or in liquid.
Add frozen vegetables.
Add spices.
Add frozen fish assortment
Add cup of chicken broth
Add rice.
Add 1 cup of water per cup of rice.
Season
Stir once.
Sprinkle a little saffron on top.
Total PREP time 7 minutes.

Place lid on set high pressure cook for 6 mins.

The owner of the apartment I rent came up on smelling the food... I gave her some to try. She was ecstatic over it and refused to believe it was in a pressure cooker...

I use it for Biryanis, for curries, for gumbo, for soups for cheesecake, for ribs etc... and finish some of them under a broiler.

A convert.

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It's a 4 quart presto. Wife caught me lookin at it and groaned at me, I also figured out why I hadn't ever been able to find the part, I thought it was a steamline. Hahaha ha mamaw lives again! (I named the pot after my late grandmother, she's the one who taught me, and heired me the pc.) We also call anything made in it mamaw as well. Like mamaw beans, mahmaw barbque and so on.
Here ya go
Presto 60 (4-quart) Pressure Cooker Parts - Pressure Cooker Outlet

Or
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000K7TP9K...a-276854763838
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My buddy Boatie was the one who convinced me to try again on the pressure cooker front. Im sure I disappointed him by Going electric on the 6 quart instant pot, but there were good reasons. I am convinced I made the right choice.

For us ex pats in continental Europe, Paella is a dish that most of us have spent years making at home and got good at. Takes about 40 mins to cook and can take 30 plus minutes to prepare.

MY FIRST INSTANT POT DISH was Paella.

Saute mode. A little oil.
Place in chicken and rabbit pieces, brown and turn.
Add garlic.
Add fresh tomatoes cubed or in liquid.
Add frozen vegetables.
Add spices.
Add frozen fish assortment
Add cup of chicken broth
Add rice.
Add 1 cup of water per cup of rice.
Season
Stir once.
Sprinkle a little saffron on top.
Total PREP time 7 minutes.

Place lid on set high pressure cook for 6 mins.

The owner of the apartment I rent came up on smelling the food... I gave her some to try. She was ecstatic over it and refused to believe it was in a pressure cooker...

I use it for Biryanis, for curries, for gumbo, for soups for cheesecake, for ribs etc... and finish some of them under a broiler.

A convert.

Come on Weavis, what sort of half assed recipe is that, we need a list of ingredients and quantities.
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Re: Pressure Cooker vs slow cooker without electricity

half a kilo chicken
a few pieces of rabbit.
garlic
A packet of paella mix
2 diced toms or a small box of liquid tomato juice
one cup chicken broth
500 grams veg
as much fish as you want (I used 500grams)
both frozen.

2 cups of rice.
2 cups water
Pinch of saffron...

HOWEVER.... seriously you can mix and add as long as there is enough chicken broth and enough water for the rice... the taste will be the same..
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Come on Weavis, what sort of half assed recipe is that, we need a list of ingredients and quantities.
Come on bob its paella there are no.specific quantities just a little of this and a handfull of that
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An humble question, is not saffron for the wealthy?

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