The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot: 80 Inspiring, Gluten-Free Recipes Made Easier, Faster and More Nutritious in Your Multi-Function Cooker

The Art of Great Cooking With Your Instant Pot: 80 Inspiring, Gluten-Free Recipes Made Easier, Faster and More Nutritious in Your Multi-Function Cooker

by Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri

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Unleash Your Cooker’s Potential with Showstopping, Healthy Meals

If you love cooking with your Instant Pot®, this cookbook will take your obsession to the next level of deliciousness and ease. These 80 restaurant-worthy recipes will have you cooking fresh, new flavors and healthy meals faster than ever. Discover your cooker’s power with tender meats, gourmet pasta dishes, comforting casseroles and even desserts. All of the recipes support your family’s wellness with real, nutrient-rich and gluten-free ingredients. A sampling of the recipes include:

• Citrus-Herb Basque Chicken

• Braised Lemongrass Meatballs

• Sweet Grapes & Tarragon Pork Chops

• Creamy Butternut Squash, Apple & Aged Cheddar Soup

• Bacon, Kale & Mushroom Spaghetti

• Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

With The Art of Great Cooking with Your Instant Pot®, you’ll learn new techniques, eat healthier and impress your family at every meal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781624144318
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,174,462
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Emily Sunwell-Vidaurri is the founder of the food blog Recipes to Nourish. Her recipes have been featured on feedfeed and in Beautiful Smoothie Bowls. She’s written for Delicious Obsessions, Homemade Mommy, Live Simply, With Food + Love, Red and Honey, and Hybrid Rasta Mama. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

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CHAPTER 1

Hearty Beef, Pork & Lamb

Whether you're celebrating the day's events or craving shelter from life's storms, a warm, deeply-flavored meal at the end of the day can provide so much comfort. Hearty, meaty dishes are the kind of food my family turns to when we need stick-to-the-ribs nourishing food or just a meal that is sure to please. My family rarely dines out, so the dishes we prepare at home are made with care for a fine dining experience within the walls of our own home.

I love these meals because they instantly take me back to special times, celebrations or gatherings. The Traditional French Cassoulet is one of those classic meals. It makes me think of dinner parties, where it's served family style to "oohs" and "ahhhs." I'm also crazy about the Bacon & Gruyère Crustless Quiche Lorraine and the Sweet & Tangy "Baked" Ham. The quiche takes me back to the little French cafés that my mom and I frequented that served fancy quiches. The ham brings to mind holiday celebrations and family gatherings.

Sweet Grapes & Tarragon Pork Chops

Pork and fruit are meant for each other. Plain and simple. Slightly bittersweet tarragon and sweet juicy grapes add a fresh flavor to this quick and easy meal.

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 42 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 67 MINUTES | YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

5 tbsp (72 g) grass-fed butter, ghee or avocado oil, divided
1. Add 2 tablespoons (29 g) of healthy fat of choice to the Instant Pot and press "Sauté." Once the fat has melted, add the pork chops, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of sea salt and brown for about 3½ minutes per side (you might have to do this in two batches depending on the size of the pork chops). Remove, transfer the browned pork chops to a plate and set aside. Add 1 tablespoon (14 g) of healthy fat of choice to the Instant Pot and add the grapes, sautéing until the grapes are lightly caramelized and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Remove the grapes and set aside with the pork chops. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons (29 g) of healthy fat of choice, onion, garlic, tarragon, thyme and the remaining ½ teaspoon of sea salt, sautéing for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button. Add the honey, apple cider vinegar and bone broth and give it a good stir. Add the browned pork chops and ladle some of the liquid over the top. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Meat/Stew" setting and decrease the time using the "-" button until you reach 25 minutes.

2. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

3. Plate the pork chops and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with the caramelized grapes, onions, tarragon and some of the cooking liquid.

Traditional French Cassoulet

This traditional casserole originated in the south of France. It's a rich, hearty dish full of beautiful meats and creamy white beans. The beans are soaked prior to cooking for better nutrition and easier digestion.

INACTIVE PREP TIME: 24 HOURS | PREP TIME: 30 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 35 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 65 MINUTES | YIELD: 6-8 SERVINGS

SOAKED WHITE BEANS
FRENCH CASSOULET
1. To soak the beans, add the dry beans to a large stock pot along with 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice and a pinch of baking soda. Fill the stockpot with three times more water than beans (3 cups [709 ml]). Bring to a light simmer on the stove, then remove from the heat, cover the pot and let the beans soak for a minimum of 8 hours, but preferably overnight for 12 to 24 hours. With a spoon, remove any bubbles or scum that floats to the top. Drain and rinse the beans in a colander, making sure they get rinsed very well.

2. Add 2 tablespoons (29 g) of healthy fat of choice to the Instant Pot and press "Sauté." Once the fat has melted, add the chicken and sausages, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon of sea salt and brown for about 2½ minutes per side (you might have to do this in two batches). Remove the browned chicken and sausages, transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, bay leaf and remaining sea salt, sautéing for 7 minutes, stirring occasionally until lightly caramelized. Press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button. Add the drained and rinsed soaked beans, browned chicken and sausages, cooked crispy bacon, parsley, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, whole tomatoes and bone broth in that order. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Poultry" setting, then increase the time using the "+" button until you reach 23 minutes.

3. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Allow the Instant Pot pressure to release naturally for 5 minutes. Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

4. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped Italian parsley and a generous drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

Provençal Green Olive Tapenade Leg of Lamb

The homemade tapenade, paired with this tender lamb, is incredible. The lamb is already amazing with lots of fresh herbs and garlic, but with the salty, flavorful tapenade it is out of this world.

PREP TIME: 35 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 46 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 81 MINUTES | YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

LEG OF LAMB

3 tbsp (43 g) grass-fed butter, ghee or avocado oil, divided
GREEN OLIVE TAPENADE
1. Add 1 tablespoon (14 g) of healthy fat of choice to the Instant Pot and press "Sauté." Once the fat has melted, add the lamb, sprinkle with ¼ teaspoon of sea salt and brown for about 3 minutes per side. Remove the browned lamb to a plate and set aside. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons (29 g) of healthy fat of choice, onion, garlic, rosemary, thyme, black pepper and the remaining 1 teaspoon of sea salt, sautéing for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button. Add the bone broth and give it a good stir. Add the browned lamb, making sure it's submerged and some of the liquid has been ladled over it. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Meat" setting for 35 minutes.

2. While the lamb is cooking, make the tapenade. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until everything is roughly chopped, but not fully puréed. Set aside.

3. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

4. Plate the lamb and allow it to rest for 5 minutes. Serve immediately with a generous amount of green olive tapenade.

Bacon & Gruyère Crustless Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine was my mom's all-time favorite quiche, so it holds a special place in my heart. Named after a region in France, Quiche Lorraine is a classic. With a creamy custard filling, this tantalizing quiche is stuffed with crispy bacon, salty ham and two buttery cheeses.

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 27 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 52 MINUTES | YIELD: 6 SERVINGS

2 tbsp (29 g) grass-fed butter or ghee, plus more for greasing dish
1. Add butter to the Instant Pot and press "Sauté." Once the fat has melted, add the onion, garlic and thyme, sautéing for 7 minutes until lightly caramelized. Press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button.

2. With butter, grease a 1½-quart (1.5-L) casserole dish (I use one with a glass lid) that fits inside the Instant Pot. Set it aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together until the eggs are fully incorporated. Add the sea salt, ham, bacon, ¾ of the cheese and the onion-herb mixture, gently stirring to combine. Pour the mixture into the greased casserole dish. Place the glass lid on top of the casserole dish. Place the Instant Pot trivet inside the Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup (237 ml) of water into the Instant Pot. Carefully transfer the covered casserole dish into the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Manual" setting and decrease the time using the "-" button until you reach 20 minutes.

3. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 10 minutes. Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

4. Carefully remove the casserole dish from the Instant Pot and remove the lid from the dish. Next, add the leftover cheese to the top of the quiche and either place the dish back in the Instant Pot for about 3 minutes to melt the cheese, or place it under a preheated broiler in the oven for about 3 to 5 minutes to brown the cheese.

5. Serve hot or warm.

Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Greek-inspired bell peppers burst with refreshing flavors. They're packed with herby aromatics, delicate jasmine rice, sweet juicy raisins, zesty lemon, and creamy Mizithra and feta cheeses, with perfectly steamed bell pepper in every bite.

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 22 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 47 MINUTES | YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

2 tbsp (29 g) grass-fed butter, ghee or avocado oil, plus butter for greasing dish 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 fresh garlic cloves, grated or finely minced 1 lb (454 g) grass-fed ground beef or lamb 1 cup (186 g) cooked jasmine rice 1 pastured egg 2 tsp (11 g) tomato paste 1¼ tsp (4 g) sea salt Zest of 1 lemon ½ cup (12 g) chopped fresh mint 1/3 cup (10 g) chopped fresh Italian parsley, plus more for garnish 1/3 cup (48 g) raisins ¾ cup (75 g) grated mizithra or parmigiano-reggiano, plus more for garnish ½ cup (75 g) crumbled feta cheese 4 red bell peppers, tops removed and seeded 1 cup (237 ml) water

1. Add healthy fat of choice to the Instant Pot and press "Sauté." Once the fat has melted, add the onion and garlic, sautéing for 7 minutes until lightly caramelized. Press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button.

2. With butter, grease a 1½-quart (1.5-L) casserole dish (I use one with a glass lid) that fits inside the Instant Pot. Set aside.

3. To a large mixing bowl, add the ground beef, cooked rice, egg, tomato paste, sea salt, lemon zest, mint, parsley, raisins, cheeses and onion-garlic mixture. Gently mix until everything is combined. Evenly divide and stuff the meat filling into the bell peppers. Transfer the stuffed bell peppers to the casserole dish. Place the glass lid on top of the casserole dish. Place the Instant Pot trivet inside the Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup (237 ml) of water into the Instant Pot. Carefully transfer the covered casserole dish to the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Manual" setting and decrease the time using the "-" button until you reach 15 minutes.

4. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 15 minutes. Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

5. Carefully remove the casserole dish from the Instant Pot and remove the lid.

6. Serve the stuffed peppers topped with freshly grated mizithra or parmigiano-reggiano and freshly chopped parsley.

Sweet & Tangy "Baked" Ham

My Tiny Love and husband really love ham, so I'm always looking for ways to make it special for them. I admit, ham isn't always my favorite, but sweet and tangy "baked" ham, well, now we're talking! This shredded ham is crazy good and it's always a crowd (or little hands) pleaser.

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 63 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 88 MINUTES | YIELD: 10-12 SERVINGS

3 lb (1.4 kg) half-cut cooked boneless ham, cut into large 2" (5-cm) chunks (not spiral)
1. Place the ham chunks in the Instant Pot. Cover with the water and apple cider vinegar. If your ham isn't fully covered, add more water and apple cider vinegar, being careful not to exceed the max fill line. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Meat/Stew" setting and increase the time using the "+" button until you reach 33 minutes.

2. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 15 minutes. Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

3. Carefully remove the ham chunks and pull apart into shredded pieces. Pour the cooking liquid out of the Instant Pot and discard. Add the shredded ham back to the Instant Pot. Add the maple syrup, honey, mustard, thyme and cinnamon and stir to combine, making sure all the ham gets coated. Place the lid back on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button and increase the time with the "+" button until you reach 30 minutes. After it has warmed for 30 minutes, press the "Keep Warm/Cancel" button again to turn off the Instant Pot. Use an oven mitt to open the steam release valve just for safety. The silver dial should already be dropped, but it's still important to carefully open the lid.

4. Pour the ham into a shallow dish and allow the juices to set up and absorb into the ham.

5. Serve the ham hot or cold.

Gruyère & Ham Potatoes au Gratin

There's nothing like a beautiful meal of layered potatoes with lots of nutty gruyère and aged cheddar, studded with green onions and bits of salty ham with a garlicky cream sauce. The Instant Pot makes cooking Potatoes au Gratin so easy.

PREP TIME: 25 MINUTES | COOK TIME: 50 MINUTES | TOTAL TIME: 75 MINUTES | YIELD: 6 SERVINGS

2 tbsp (29 g) grass-fed butter or ghee, plus some butter for greasing dish
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, shallot, garlic and sea salt, sautéing for 5 minutes. Add the cream and bring to a simmer for 2 minutes, then remove from heat.

2. With butter, grease a 1½-quart (1.5-L) casserole dish (I use one with a glass lid) that fits inside the Instant Pot. Layer the potatoes, green onions, ham and cheeses (reserving ¼ cup [28 g] cheese mixture for the top) repeating until finished, making sure to

cheese mixture for the top) repeating until finished, making sure to leave at least 1" (2.5 cm) space at the top of the casserole dish. Pour the onion-cream sauce over the top of the layered potatoes. Place the glass lid on top of the casserole dish. Place the Instant Pot trivet inside the Instant Pot. Pour 1 cup (237 ml) of water into the Instant Pot. Carefully add the covered casserole dish to the Instant Pot on top of the trivet. Place the lid on the Instant Pot, making sure the steam release valve is sealed. Press the "Manual" setting and increase the time with the "+" button until you reach 40 minutes.

3. When the Instant Pot is done and beeps, press "Keep Warm/Cancel." Allow the Instant Pot to release pressure naturally for 15 minutes. Using an oven mitt, "quick release"/open the steam release valve. When the steam venting stops and the silver dial drops, carefully open the lid.

4. Carefully remove the casserole dish from the Instant Pot and remove the lid. Next, add the reserved cheese to the top of the gratin and either place the casserole dish back in the Instant Pot for about 3 minutes to melt the cheese or place under a preheated broiler for 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown.

5. Serve hot.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Hearty Beef, Pork & Lamb 9

Sweet Grapes & Tarragon Pork Chops 10

Traditional French Cassoulet 13

Provencal Green Olive Tapenade Leg of Lamb 14

Bacon & Gruyére Crustless Quiche Lorraine 17

Greek Stuffed Bell Peppers 18

Sweet & Tangy "Baked" Ham 21

Gruyère & Ham Potatoes au Gratin 22

Braised Lemongrass Meatballs 25

Honey-Braised Lamb Shanks 26

Caramelized Apple & Fennel-Garlic-Herb Pork Loin 29

Asian Pear Korean-Braised Short Ribs 30

Bacon-Wrapped Molasses Pork Tenderloin 33

Sauerkraut-Apple Pork Roast 34

German Beef Rouiaden 37

Ginger Beef Tips with Bone Broth Gravy 38

Elegant Poultry 41

Tomatillo-Cilantro Chicken 42

Citrus-Herb Basque Chicken 45

Italian Chicken Cacciatore 46

Cacao-Tomatillo Mole 49

Apple Cider Vinegar-Braised Chicken 50

Jamaican Sweet Jerk-Spiced Chicken Legs 53

Spiced Lemongrass-Coconut Chicken Curry 54

Vietnamese Lemongrass-Lime Chicken Wings 57

Tomatillo Chicken Tamales 58

Preserved Lemon-Turmeric Chicken 61

Delectable Pastas, Seafood, Vegetables & More 63

Bacon, Kale & Mushroom Spaghetti 64

Lemon-Mornay Garlicky Spinach & Shrimp Penne 67

Pumpkin & Sage-Stuffed Manicotti 68

Caramelized Mushroom & Onion Crustless Quiche 71

Mediterranean Spinach-Feta Pie 72

Tarte au Pistou with Crème Fraîche 75

Valencian Bone Broth Paella 76

Garlic-Herb Clams 79

Gelatin-Rich Dill & Shrimp Risotto 80

Beautiful Soups 83

Italian Pappa al Pomodoro 84

Zucchini Soup with Crème Fraîche 87

Dill Soup with Yogurt 88

Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Cultured Sour Cream 91

Catalan Mushroom Soup 92

Creamy Butternut Squash, Apple & Aged Cheddar Soup 95

Tuscan Ribollita 96

Creamy Calabaza-Corn Soup 99

Albondigas Savory Meatball Soup with Cilantro & Mint 100

Nourishing Root Vegetable Bisque with Crispy Prosciutto 103

Spicy Miso Ramen 104

Wasabi Pea Soup 107

Rustic Cabbage Soup with Soaked White Beans 108

Provençal Vegetable Soup with Pistou 111

Borscht with Cultured Sour Cream 112

Dill-Crab Bisque 115

Traditional Chicken Bone Broth 116

Traditional Grass-Fed Beef Bone Broth 119

Traditional Fish Stock 120

Nourishing Vegetable Stock 123

Tantalizing Stews 125

Kimchi Bone Broth Stew 126

Beef Picadillo Chili with Sweet Raisins 129

Tuscan Beef Stew 130

North African Spicy Peanut-Chicken Stew 133

Marrow, Chard & Artichoke Stew 134

Wild Mushroom & Potato Stew 137

Bouillabaisse Provençal Fish Stew 138

Appetizing Breakfasts 141

Mushroom & Gruyere Eggs en Cocotte 142

Herbes de Provence Gruyere Kale & Mushroom Strata 145

Sausage & Gouda Breakfast Pudding 146

Aged Cheddar & Fresh Herb Savory Rice Pudding 149

Crab, Spinach & Swiss Eggs en Cocotte 150

Soaked Maple Porridge with Caramelized Pears 153

Lemon-Raspberry Breakfast Strata 154

Strawberry-Thyme Sweet Frittata 157

Heavenly Sweet Treats 159

Rose-Infused Spiced Rice Pudding 160

Lemon-Thyme Ricotta Cheesecake 163

Pumpkin Pie with Jaggery Crust 164

Cranberry-Spiced Pears 167

Traditional Chocolate-Orange Custard 168

Orange Danish Bread Pudding 171

Rose-Scented Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache 172

Lavender & Honey Provencal Goat Cheesecake 173

Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake 177

Maple-Orange Crème Caramel 178

Sticky Toffee Pudding 181

Gateau au Chocolat 182

Spiced Gingerbread 185

Dirty 12+ and Clean 15 186

Acknowledgements 187

About the Author 188

Index 189

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