Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pressure Cooker success!!!

I found a recipe for minestrone in my new cookbook. Rather than simmering for hours, this recipe called for cooking the mix of vegetables, liquid, and seasonings for 10 minutes at high pressure, releasing the pressure, then adding in some zucchini and pasta and cooking till the pasta was done. The soup was wonderful! The veggies, especially the carrots, were fully cooked, yet fresher somehow than if they were cooked for hours. The flavor was delicious. And it took 45 minutes, start to finish, to make. (25 minutes of that was prep time, which would have been shorter if I'd been more focused.)

10 comments:

Julianne said...

Sounds deeeelish!!

Brit-Man said...

I'm glad things are good for you.

Take care and best wishes :-) :-).

Matt

*aron* said...

YUMMMM that sounds so delicious! minestrone is my FAV but i can never make it right... i might have to try this... although this might be a dumb question but do you have to use something special to cook at high pressure or how do you do that?

tfh said...

I love my pressure cookers! (Yes, I have 3 of varying sizes. I'll have to experiment with minestrone, yum!

Jennifer said...

REcipe?

leslie said...

Julianne -- It really did turn out yummy. You've gotta try a PC!

leslie said...

Matt -- As always, thank you!

leslie said...

Aron -- Yeah, you do need a pressure cooker. If you want a non-PC recipe for minestrone, email me and I'll send you one we like. (leslie dot gandy at gmail dot com)

leslie said...

Tfh -- You have THREE PCs? Can you share any recipes???

leslie said...

Jennifer -- I'll email you the recipe if your email is on your blog profile. If not, email me and I'll send it.