Best device I ever bought. Go to The Instructables and get loads of bread-making recipes, including Sour-Dough, made quickly in a pressure cooker.
I set things up so the bread cooks while I'm underway. Try adding things like chopped olives, or a half a tin of salmon to the recipes. Yum.
But for meat-lovers, the following is oral heaven and really quick.
About 2lbs meat. Pork roast, shin beef, skirt steak, chicken thighs, you name it. The quality of the meat doesn't matter.
Chop into about 3/4 inch cubes.
Chop up four big potatoes...don't chop to fine...you'll learn what's best. :--))
Chop up three big onions, also not too fine.
Chop the stalks of Broccoli or cauliflower into big lumps; (The stalks have the most flavour) add. You can chuck in parsnip and or carrot lumps, soup lentils, split peas, you name it. The trick with the ingredients is to make the pieces larger than you would normally.
Toss all into pressure cooker then add about a half a cup of soy sauce, about a level tablespoon of mixed herbs, and LOTS of garlic. I use the crushed stuff at a rate of a big table-spoon for this mix.
till ingredients are just covered. Clamp on lid and set burner to highest setting, and let her rip. As soon as the cooker has started releasing steam, leave it for twenty more minutes, then take off the heat. Stand for twenty minutes than put back on heat for ten minutes of pressured cooking. Take off heat, leave to stand till safety
dingus has dropped. Open lid, put open pot back on stove
and heat again on high. Stir contents, add about 1/4 cup of cornflour mixed in a bit of water. Stir till thickened. If thickening doesn't happen, add some more cornflour and water.
If you want you can add chilli powder, or chilli sauce. Curry is a nice variant.
Serve on rice and top the lot off with lashings of bean-sprouts which have just sprouted...they taste best then. BTW: Bean sprouts are the sailors continuous supply of fresh vegetables. To find out how go to
Also you can top the bean sprouts with carrot salad. Grate one carrot into a bowl. Add 1/4 teaspoon of crushed garlic and one teaspoon of mint sauce. Stir. And try to not eat it all before the main event. :--))
And if you really want to make this a gourmet experience, place a half a wedge of blue cheese in a dish. Add one punnett of Vanilla yoghurt, mash and mix till creamy, and drizzle on top of rice-base/pressure-cooked food
(as above) bean-sprouts, carrot salad.
BTW: Blue cheese and vanilla sauce on a fine steak is also oral heaven.
Then, of course, there's this sauce with raw oysters. Oh Lord. Now there's a taste.
Oral heaven. :--)))))