Friday, June 15, 2012

Pressure is on! Pressure Cooker Lentil Vegetable Soup. Rich & Creamy Pork Chops

My sister in law was trying to determine what kind of pressure cooker to buy. I offered to bring the two I own up to her home for her to test.

We made Lentil Vegetable Soup in the electric Cuisinart pressure cooker, and Rich & Creamy Pork Chops in the stove top Fagor 6 qt. pressure cooker.

Both were done in less than 35 minutes & were so very flavorful.  What a great lunch we had!

She was impressed by the quality and speed of  both cookers, but for storage purposes felt that the stove top Fagor would suit her just fine.  The model she bought came with a steamer insert. (See below.)

Here are the recipes:

Rich & Creamy Pork Chops (we also added a can of mushrooms)

Fagor Pressure Cooker & Ingredients

Browning two double thick pork chops & mushrooms.

After pressure was released, a perfectly completed pair of pork chops.

The chops before we poured the gravy over them.

Lentil Vegetable Soup:

Cuisinart Electric Pressure Cooker & Ingredients

Saute function selected to saute v.egetables

Broth added.

Set to cook, 10 minutes
 (indicator lights look like 88 but is actually 10 min.)

Finished off with a drizzle of olive oil and topped with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

1 comment:

  1. What a fun afternoon, and great way to introduce your sister-in-law to the pressure cooker!




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