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Old 11-01-2010, 07:13   #16
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We made red beans and rice last night. We needed to heat up the boat. It is cold down here in the Keys! I make a killer chili in mine and freeze the extra. Oh and yes it is my popcorn popper too. When you are on a passage in crappy weather you can keep a hot bowl of soup or stew ready at your finger tips and not worry about it slopping out of the pot. You don’t have to presoak your beans either!
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As has been mentioned in past threads a pressure cooker is a "must have" for cruisers or live-aboards. We've worn out about three or more and are the best when a hot meal and time are of the essence. Our favorite recipe is lamb stew that brews up in about 30 minutes. A pressure cooker can even be used (with slight modifications) as a fresh water distiller, a quick alternative to a solar distiller.
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I got a $10 pressure cooker, but it doesnt seal unless I push down on the top hard enough. Anyone have ideas to improve this?

Does anyone cook at higher than 15psi?
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I got a $10 pressure cooker, but it doesnt seal unless I push down on the top hard enough. Anyone have ideas to improve this?

Does anyone cook at higher than 15psi?
The seal may not be seated properly @ the lid or there may be foreign matter breaking the seal.

Speaking of which, it's always a good idea to purchase a spare seal - a just in case.

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As has been mentioned in past threads a pressure cooker is a "must have" for cruisers or live-aboards. We've worn out about three or more and are the best when a hot meal and time are of the essence. Our favorite recipe is lamb stew that brews up in about 30 minutes. A pressure cooker can even be used (with slight modifications) as a fresh water distiller, a quick alternative to a solar distiller.
By heavens I'd be keen to see some diagrams on how that device works on a boat.
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Please note: Do this at your own risk. Do not leave unattended while boiling water in a PC (not your computer)
Buy two pressure cookers (store the pot of one; you can use it later) Keep one top in original condition for cooking your pot roast. With the other lid, drill and tap for a 1/8 NPT for a 1/4" x 1/8" tube/MIP brass angle valve (drill hole at least 2" from any other hole). Add 4' - 1/4" ID x 7/16” OD crush-resistant, high temp. silicone tubing. Add 4' 1/4" soft (annealed) copper tubing (coiled 3" dia. use 24OZ beer can to wrap[drink beer later]) leave approx 1 foot straight to collector (beer can after you drink the beer). (By the way clamp everything) Add water to the pot, add heat to the pot and presto (no pun intended) you have fresh water from turds or even brine. There's no need to cool the condenser coil, but you can put it in a bucket of cold water if you like (makes things go faster). Remember, water flows downhill (unless you live on a boat), so put the collector on the sole. Optional safety would be to add chlorine or iodine; amounts vary depending on manufacturers of these product, so follow their instructions.
Do not boil dry, you'll have to throw it away (the pot not the boat).
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Try this site, full of recipes and instructions; Pressure Cooker Recipes
I second Unicorn Dreams’ endorsement of Miss Vickie’s pressure cooker site. http :// missvickie . com/
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I second Unicorn Dreams’ endorsement of Miss Vickie’s pressure cooker site. http :// missvickie . com/
I had already bought several/many Pressure Cooking Recipe books, but when I looked at this site and seen how helpful and forth coming they were, I ordered their book also.

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Veggies in a few minutes
I tried this one: about 1 tablespoon of oil and a sprinkle of salt, lightly saute 2 cups diced/chopped root vegs like potatoes sweet pots etc. add 1 cup water seal lid bring to pressure, turn down heat for a couple of minutes then turn off the heat, allow to depressurise, serve and enjoy. Its an easy method for tasty vegs and when you are new to the pressure game.
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Apart from raw oysters what else goes in this delightful sauce you're salivating over??
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The missus tells me there are loads of how-to videos on You-tube if you search for them. You can also check out: Fastcooking.ca - Pressure Cookers: High Quality, Stainless Steel Fagor Pressure Cookers sold at the New Generation Pressure Cooker Store and
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We've done scratch baked beans and home-made KFC among other things - it's a very useful tool in the galley.
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Lasagna

Anyone have a good Pressure Cooker Lasagna recipe?

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