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  1. Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt

    Love... love...love... this mini...Don't think I'll be dragging out the six quart to often. The mini seems to be meeting most of my needs. Made risotto tonight....nice! I've seen people commenting that the mini takes more time (it's 700w as opposed to the 6 qt 1000w). I have not found this to be the case. One thing I am noticing, however, is that this seems to send a more intense stream of steam when opening the valve, so I have to remember to put a dish towel over the valve when I open it. I had to laugh when I attempted to get a glass lid for it from Amazon...... They happily informed me my order would arrive some time in January....Forget about getting an extra gasket, or liners non-stick or Stainless any time soon..... Enjoying Melissa Clark's book. The recipes are well thought out, clear and make use of all the capabilities of the machine. There is a nice selection of international recipes. The recipes concentrate on quality rather than quantity containing 75 recipes but you can see the the care that was taken in perfecting each one. I made the Caramelized Salmon the other night... Loved the taste and the texture of the salmon was perfect....and no albumin lol .... The instructions added a lot less liquid than I was accustomed to adding to the pot but, I followed the instructions as written and the dish was perfect. Same applies to the Spanish Garlicky Squid and Chorizo I want to try.... Try to find the liquid in that..... lol .... one minute at low pressure and release... I was a little confused, so I can imagine how this would appear to someone new to the instant pot trying to reconcile Melissa's instructions with the directions that came with the pot. But I trust that Melissa has perfected the instructions for her recipes. The only thing I found myself wanting were some optional variations in the recipes, because some of the techniques seemed so useful and adaptable for other creations. Very happy with the purchase and hope there is a volume 2
  2. Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 Qt

    After reading your post I bought one. Been away and didn't try it out till tonight....What a little gem it is! I made the Miso Claypot Chicken from Lucky Peach's 101 Easy Recipes...with some adaptions-- although not called for...I added some Lap Cheong and sauteed both the chicken and the sausage using the saute function. I used 2 rice cups of rice instead of the one the recipe called for (the rice cup only measures 3/4 of a cup) 1 cup jasmine and 1 cup haiga-mai. A little more than 2 rice cups of water. Timed it for 3 minutes. was aiming to open the pressure release after 10 minutes but got delayed, so turned out to be 15. Turned out much better than in my small Cuckoo rice cooker I had more than enough for two servings, plus another serving for freezing and yet a bit more stored in the fridge. It's small enough to keep living on my counter and the small inner steel pot is easy to clean and maneuver in my sink. I can see where this is going to become my main pot...Surprisingly, lovely purchase. Expecting Melissa Clark's Dinner in an Instant tomorrow, so hopefully will have many more to adapt to the mini.....
  3. I have been using the Instant Pot Duo 6 Quart for a few years now and am very happy with it. However, I am a single household and usually need to freeze much of what I've made. When making smaller quantities I rely on pot in pot cooking. I'm seeing the popularity of the 3 quart with RV people and wondered how functional this would be for a downsized house. Can it really be used for more than side dishes? If you have both sizes, how often do you find yourself using the smaller one? Any experience with this size would be appreciated.
  4. Thank you for a very nice meal I had tonight. I would never have thought to pick up those Chicken chili lime burgers or the mango jicama slaw... had it on Brioche buns I bought from Aldi ....bought some TJ's corn and chili salsa Also bought some TJ's English Butter Fudge...It's a very small white and blue box and easy to miss. It .was a very nice pick me up with a cup of coffee
  5. Looks very tempting... collecting inserts for my instant pot has started to become an obsession... How tall are the individual plates?
  6. Yes, please report back especially about the timing using the two pots together... I bought this tiffin as well and I love using the carrier to lift things out of the pot instead of slings. I'm using the lower pot.often especially for reheating, but when I use the two pots together the pot on top seems to take allot longer so I can't rely on recipe times I've been using. I'd love to hear the experiences and the timing adjustments if any, of those using the two pots together.
  7. Saw a recipe where they thawed the contents and used it along with halved cherry tomatoes to stuff red peppers. I think I'll pick this up next time and try that.
  8. Fasta Pasta

    After reading this thread I picked up a Pasta boat for similar reasons...very limited use of one of my arms due to traumatic injury...I can kind of guide things with the bad arm but, lifting or reaching is a big problem..... I don't see any instructions in timing for asian fresh lo mein noodles or for fresh ramen noodles. I would normally cook them about three minutes in boiling water. Anyone have any experience using those or similar noodles in the Pasta boat or Pasta Fasta?
  9. Good to know since the brand sweet potato flour I bought from Hmart was Korean. lol
  10. I recently bookmarked a recipe from Madame Huang's Kitchen ( Carolyn Phillips) blog for what she calls Big boy lemon chicken. The coating she used for the pounded chicken breasts got my attention. After marinating, they were coated with an egg white and then dipped in half sweet potato flour and half tempura flour. She says " it crisps up into a crunchy, super-light layer " and that it's her current favorite fry coating. On the sweet potato flour she advises to get a Taiwanese brand....
  11. Has anyone tried the Gyro slices. They were sampling them the other day. I did not buy them. I've stopped myself from impulse buying their samplings. Used in conjunction with tzatziki sauce, the makings of a Greek salad and some naan...It would be an easy dinner. Tj's uses beef with a little bit of lamb in their Gyro meat.
  12. Actually, I was't aware. I'm a smartphone illiterate. I think you've just made several of my Kindle cookbooks usable I don't need to see the whole recipe on one page but, I would prefer to see all the ingredients listed on the same page and instructions on the next...... The other reason I was thinking I'd be happier with the print version is because the kindle repeatedly shuts off while cooking from the recipes....very frustrating Palo.. Most of my Kindle cookbooks have location numbers instead. I'm at a loss to see how they correlate to anything. I just swipe my finger forward or back till I get to what I'm hunting for. I did notice the Bruce Weinstein Kindle book has page numbers. If it goes back to three dollars I'll order the Kindle version otherwise I'll probably opt for the print version of Instant Pot Obsession..
  13. Downloaded a sample. Print is one of the clearest I've seen but, as in many cookbook samples for kindle they stop short of showing how an actual recipe renders. If I have to navigate to different pages in the middle of a recipe I'd much rather have the print version. On a different topic, I wanted to thank you for your Polenta PIP instructions. Polenta came out perfect......
  14. I have not been happy with most kindle cookbooks I've purchased so far, never-the-less I'd like to to know if any of you are happy with the kindle version. Does the layout work? Is it easy to navigate? Is the print easy to read? Don't know whether to try the kindle version first or not.....
  15. Seasoning a carbon steel wok

    This video from the Wok Shop in San Fransisco takes you through seasoning the Wok step by step and the method works beautifully. I think Grace Young mentions this method in one of her books.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNPe5-swL-k P.S. The Chinese Chives are really worth getting for this.....
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