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Old 02-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #1
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Cooks Essential's 2 qt pressure cooker

Does anyone have this? They sold them on QVC a while back and my wonderful boyfriend got it for me on valentines day. I also received the cookbook that goes with it. However the recipes don't really seem to go with it that well?? Any suggestions!? Thanks!!!

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Old 02-28-2011, 05:13 PM   #2
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I've got one of their PCs, but I don't recall the size right now. I usually do a combination of a recipe card and something I find on the internet. There are some good PC specific sites out there. I'll be using mine later this week for some seared and pressure cooked country ribs.
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:17 PM   #3
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Do you sear them before or after pressure cooking? I think most are 6 qt which makes a 2 qt look small:)
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Old 02-28-2011, 05:50 PM   #4
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I sear them before. I season them up like I am going to smoke them (garlic powder, onion powder, s&p, cumin) then toss them on a hot grill to sear the meat and give them some nice grill marks. Flip them as soon as they release, you aren't cooking them, just searing them. Then I put them on top of some veggies or the rack that came with the PC with about 1c of chicken broth and hit the stew setting (twenty minutes). They come out tasty and tender and have very nice color to them from the sear and from cooking them above the liquid.
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #5
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Brown stuff before pressure cooking. A 2 quart does seem pretty small....
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