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Rack of Lamb – Mint-Crusted with Herb Mustard Sauce

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Mint-Crusted Rack of Lamb

With Herb Mustard Sauce

Looking to knock the socks off your guests? Or maybe your significant other? Then I would highly recommend taking the time to create this mint-crusted rack of lamb recipe. It has all the right stuff – savory, spicy, fresh, and fragrant. Plus it’s stunning to look at on the plate.

A Mustard Sauce to Remember

In my opinion, the mustard sauce is the secret ingredient to the unforgettable flavor. If you are someone who tends to shy away from mustard (because of the strong taste), then you are in for a treat. This sauce is perfectly balanced, so it’s not overwhelming at all. I mean, if you were to eat a spoonful by itself, you may cringe a little. But in the context of this dish, you might be hard-pressed to distinguish it.

Yes, Gluten-Free. And No One Will Care!

We’ve adjusted everything we eat these days. Not by choice, but necessity. We no longer eat gluten due to my wife’s intolerance. It has become one of the goals of my life to create amazing, gluten-free recipes. The beauty about it is that, when it’s done right, no one will even notice. And they’ll care even less. For this recipe, there was a simple modification – I just switched out the breadcrumbs.

My advice: do not use seasoned breadcrumbs. You’ll be adding plenty of seasoning. And you don’t want to lose control of what your dish tastes like. I mean, do you really know what the pre-seasoned breadcrumbs are seasoned with? Yeah, me neither.

The Only Cooing Tool You’ll Need

While it’s not a must that you use a cast iron skillet, I highly recommend it – for a couple reasons. When searing meat, I always like to use a dark pan. Stainless steel won’t give you the same amount of color on your meat. And you know what they say… Color = Flavor. It’s also easier to have a pan that you can transfer from stovetop to the oven. Otherwise, you’ll need to move your lamb to a roasting tray. Not a huge deal, just something to consider.

Mint-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Herb Mustard Sauce
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Ingredients
  • 2 (8-rib) frenched racks of lamb - each cut in half
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. tarragon - dried
  • 2 oz. fresh mint - 1 cup leaves packed tightly
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese - fresh, grated
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Remove lamb from refrigerator for at least 10 minutes. Then season generously with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small bowl - combine mustard, honey, and tarragon. Set aside.
  4. Heat cast iron skillet. Once hot, add grape seed oil. Brown lamb on all sides - you may need to do this one-at-a-time or in batches.
  5. Once all browned, place all racks in pan (fat side down, rib side up). Move pan to oven and cook for 12 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile - bring a small pot of water to a boil. Add mint leaves for 10 seconds, then move to ice water to cool down quickly. Remove from water, squeeze out water, and dry excess water with paper towels. (This step will prevent the mint from turning brown.)
  7. In food processor, add mint, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, cayenne, and olive oil. Pulse until fully combined and mint is finely chopped. Then add parmesan and pulse for about 15 more seconds. Transfer mixture to a plate. (These steps can be done before cooking the lamb.)
  8. Remove lamb from oven. Then crank the oven heat to 450 degrees.
  9. Transfer lamb to plate and baste with mustard sauce all over, except rib side.
  10. Roll the lamb in breadcrumbs, making sure to cover all meat areas. Use hand to pat down crumbs, if necessary. You want an even coating all over meat, but none on rib side.
  11. Transfer lamb racks back to pan, rib side down, bread crumb side up. Cook for 12 more minutes.
  12. Remove lamb from oven and pan. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  13. Slice racks in half, 2 ribs per piece.
  14. Serve and enjoy!


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Lemon Dill Salmon with Stone Ground Mustard

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Lemon Dill Salmon

With Stone Ground Mustard

Who doesn’t love a great lemon dill salmon dish? There’s just something about the balance of strong salmon taste with the brightness and acidity of lemon and dill. This recipe adds a new twist to the classic flavor profile… Mustard! But not just any mustard. Take a splurge and buy the highest quality stone ground mustard you can get your hands on.

Ew… Mayo? Really? Yes. Really.

Yeah, I know. It’s not healthy. But let’s be honest… the most delicious stuff in life usually isn’t. I never said this was an everyday meal. This is the type of meal you serve when entertaining guests. It definitely has that “Wow!” factor – both in presentation and flavor.

But Why the Mayo?

Hear me now, believe me later. The mayo is actually what helps take this dish to the next level. First, the mayo will keep the salmon incredibly moist – no surprise, there’s oil in mayo. It will also help create an incredible crust once the high heat of the broiler hit it. So my advice – don’t skimp too much (meaning at all) on the mayo! But here’s the best part. No one will even know that it’s in there. There’s not the slightest hint of mayo taste, so just keep that between me and you.

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Lemon Dill Salmon with Stone Ground Mustard
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Ingredients
  • 1 whole salmon filet - no skin, no bones
  • ¼ cup stone ground mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. mayonaise
  • 1 lemon - zested, juiced
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh dill - finely chopped
  • salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Remove salmon from refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
  3. In a small mixing bowl - combine mustard, mayonaise, lemon juice and zest, and dill.
  4. Season salmon with salt and pepper, then place on a prepped roasting tray.
  5. Spread mustard mixture over top of salmon, making sure to cover completely.
  6. Switch oven to high broiler setting.
  7. Once broiler is hot - place salmon on top rack for 6-8 minutes (until top of salmon is just slightly charred), rotating after about 4 minutes.
  8. Switch oven back to 375 degrees.
  9. Move salmon to middle/lower rack. Cook for 5-7 minutes.
  10. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Notes
While salmon is under broiler, pay close attention as it cooks to prevent burning. You may want to rotate it several times, which may add a minute or two to the broiling cook time.

 


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Pressure Cooker Beef Stew – Less Time, Same Amazing Result!

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The Most Amazing

Pressure Cooker Beef Stew

I have this theory. Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should do it. I get it. We all LOVE our Instant Pots, but some recipes really should be left to other cooking methods. Well, that’s definitely not the case here! This pressure cooker beef stew recipe is one of the most delicious foods I’ve eaten in a while. And I eat a lot!

What Makes This Recipe So Special?

There are several things I did to ensure this meal tasted as great as it did in my head. The first step (that is a must!) is to sear the meat well. There’s nothing worse than sad, gray meat. The sear is the only chance you get to add color. Plus, all the bits left in the bottom of the pot will help develop the flavor.

But more than anything else – I used high quality ingredients. Believe it or not, (in my opinion) an ingredient as small as tomato paste actually makes a difference in the overall finished product. And the potatoes matter! They are not all created equally. Here’s a look at some of the choices I made…

And of Course, Our Good Friend…
The Ugly Truth About This Recipe

Even though this is an Instant Pot recipe, it still took a little while to make. It’s definitely not a set it and forget it method. But here’s the good part… The meat is incredibly tender and the broth is seriously something special. So, it’s worth it.

There are also a lot of ingredients – more than I usually use. But I just couldn’t decide what to cut out. So I just put it all in there. And I’m totally okay with that decision because the result was some of the best stew I’ve ever made in my life. And I get to eat leftovers for lunch today!

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Pressure Cooker Beef Stew
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Cuisine: Comfort Food
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. stew beef
  • 2 Tbsp. sea salt - separated
  • 3 tsp. black pepper - separated
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (or olive oil)
  • 2 small yellow onions - quartered
  • 3 Tbs. garlic - minced
  • 2 stalks celery - diced
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms - sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh rosemary - finely chopped
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • ¼ cup corn starch
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1.5 lbs. baby yellow potatoes - cut in half
  • 3 medium carrots - cut into 2-inch chucks
  • 2 medium parsnips - cut into 1-inch chunks
Instructions
  1. Season beef with 1 Tbsp. salt and 2 tsp. pepper. Using sauté setting on Instant Pot - add oil, then once hot, thoroughly brown beef. Do this in two batches and do not stir too frequently. You want a good sear on each side of each piece. Set beef aside. If any water cooks out of meat, be sure to let it evaporate before adding more meat or moving to next step.
  2. Add onions, garlic, celery, mushrooms, bay leaf, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, thyme, and rosemary to pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, making sure to scrap up any bits on bottom.
  3. Add wine, mix well, bring up to boil, and cook for at least 5 minutes - more time is okay. Stirring occasionally.
  4. Add beef and stock, then mix well. Close lid and set manual time for 20 minutes.
  5. In a small bowl, mix corn starch with water and set aside.
  6. Once cook time is complete - rapid-release pressure, then remove lid.
  7. Add corn starch mixture, 1 Tbsp. salt, 1 tsp. pepper, potatoes, carrots, and parsnips - mix well. Close lid and set manual time for 5 minutes.
  8. Once cook time is complete - rapid-release pressure, then remove lid.
  9. Serve and enjoy!


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Pressure Cooker Taco Soup in 2 Simple Steps!

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Pressure Cooker Taco Soup

in 2 Simple Steps!

I love tacos almost as much as I love soup. Well, not really, But it sounded good, right? I do actually like tacos quite a bit though. Now, I don’t normally think of tacos when I think of soup. The closest thing that comes to mind is chicken tortilla soup. Well, this is not that. And this pressure cooker taco soup actually tastes like you’re eating a taco – except it’s soup.


 

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Pressure Cooker Taco Soup
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Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. ground chuck
  • 1 yellow onion - medium, diced
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 lb. dry pinto beans - soaked for 24 hours (at least 8)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can whole kernel corn - drained
  • 1 can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can Rotel - original
  • ½ cup black olives - sliced
  • ½ cup green olives - sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. dried chives
  • ½ tsp. dried parsley
  • ½ tsp. dried dill weed
Instructions
  1. Using sauté setting on Instant Pot - add ground beef and onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook until beef is thoroughly browned - mixing frequently. Pour into colander to drain and return to pot.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to Instant Pot and mix well. Switch to manual setting for 12 minutes and close lid.
  3. Once cook time is complete - quick-release pressure, serve & enjoy!
Notes
Serve with tortilla chips, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, and jalapeños.


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Pressure Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

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Pressure Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry

So Why Not Just Order Take-Out?

Over the past few years, we’ve had to adjust the way we eat. A few years ago, my wife (randomly) developed an intolerance to onions. After our first daughter was born came the intolerance to gluten. Three months ago, we had our second daughter, who (at this point) can’t digest dairy well. Needless to say, I’ve been experimenting quite a bit to still make food taste delicious without 3 favorite ingredients.


With that being said… I LOVE Chinese take-out. But I haven’t eaten it in almost 4 years ((tear)) because it is loaded with soy sauce, oyster sauce, wheat and sugar. So I reached a tipping point – where Asian food needed to be added to my repertoire in the kitchen.  And this is the first of many Asian-inspired recipes I will share.

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Pressure Cooker Chicken and Broccoli Stir Fry
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Ingredients
  • 8 chicken thighs - boneless, skinless
  • ¼ cup tamari - aka gluten-free soy sauce (or soy sauce)
  • ½ tsp. allspice - ground
  • ½ tsp. ginger - ground
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha (or more, as desired)
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1-2 lbs. broccoli florets - frozen
  • 2 cups chicken broth
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken into 1-inch chucks. Add to mixing bowl with all other ingredients (except broccoli and broth), mix well, and marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Turn on sauté setting on Instant Pot and allow to get fully hot. Then add all ingredients from bowl into pot and cook until chicken is almost done (7-10 minutes), stirring frequently.
  3. Add broccoli, chicken broth, and mix well.
  4. Switch Instant Pot to manual setting for 1 minute and close lid.
  5. Once cooking is complete, quick-release pressure.
  6. Serve with rice. And Enjoy!
Notes
It will take a while for the pressure to come up because the broccoli is frozen. This is the reason for the 1-minute cook time.


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Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork – Perfectly & Unusually Spiced

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Perfectly & Unusually Spiced

Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork

I have spent my entire cooking life using the crock pot for pulled pork. Well, that is now a thing of the past. Pressure cooker pulled pork is the way to go! Hear me now, believe me later. This recipe will give you a result that is as tender and moist as any pulled pork you’ve ever had.

What’s So Special About This Recipe?

I feel like at least 90% of pulled pork recipes are the just variations of each other. Barbecue sauce, chili powder, cumin, chipotle powder, brown sugar – the usual suspects. I must say, I’ve been doing it that way for years. But I wanted something different. So I went into my spice drawer and just started pulling things out. That’s what being a chef is all about!

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You Can Probably Guess What I’m Going To Say Next…

That’s right. The broken record continues. You need an instant pot in your life. I simply can’t get enough of the versatility of this kitchen tool. When it stops being awesome, I’ll stop talking about it.

Oh, I used this too. But it’s optional.

As I’ve stated before, nothing on Earth will give you a sear like that of a cast iron skillet. So for this method, before we fire up the Instant Pot, we sear the meat. This will do two things – give it an amazing color (so your meat doesn’t look sad and gray) and lock in the juices.

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Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
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Ingredients
  • 4 lb. Boston Butt Roast
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tsp. allspice berries
  • 1 tsp. cardamon seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil (or other high temp oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
Instructions
  1. Bring pork roast to room temperature (at least 10 minutes) then season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  2. Turn on sauté setting on Instant Pot (or heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.) Once hot, add oil. Sear roast on all sides - 60 seconds each side.
  3. Once seared, move roast to Instant Pot - fat side up. Then add all other ingredients.
  4. Close lid and set manual setting to 75 minutes.
  5. Once complete, allow pressure to release naturally (about 20 minutes).
  6. Carefully remove roast, then use knife to cut away fat layer. Then use 2 forks to pull meat apart.
  7. For the remaining liquid in pot - pour through a fine mesh strainer into separate container. Add some to pork, if desired.
  8. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
Once pork is pulled apart, you can also mix with your favorite BBQ sauce. I prefer a mustard-based sauce with this recipe.



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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast | Fall-Apart Tender in Only 2 Hours!

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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast

Everyone loves pot roast. But in order to make a pot roast the right way (falling apart tender), you need time… Lots of time. That is, until now. With just 2 hours of cook time, this pressure cooker pot roast recipe is a game-changer!

 What You Need to Make This Happen…

And (Optional) One of These…

So Why the New Method?

My family is constantly asking me to cook pot roast. And traditionally, I’ve had two ways I do that: 1- in the slow cooker (6 hours); 2- in the oven (4-5 hours). One day in the future, I’ll tell you which is my favorite. The big problem with these two ways is this… Unless everyone is coming to our house for dinner, it’s always difficult to get the serving time right because they both take so long.

For example… We are meeting at my mom’s house for dinner this coming Sunday evening. I live almost an hour from her. And I’m not a big fan transporting cooked food and reheating it. There’s just too much quality lost. Plus, we’ll be at church in the morning. So my best option is to cook at her house. All that to say… It is MUCH more convenient to use my new Instant Pot recipe!

One great feature of the Instant Pot is how easy it is to transport. I can bring it to my mom’s house, set it up, and have a perfectly cooked, fall-apart tender pot roast in two hours flat. 2 hours, people!

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Pressure Cooker Pot Roast
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Ingredients
  • 4 lb chuck roast
  • 2 Tbsp. grape seed oil (or other high-temp oil)
  • 2 large yellow onions - divided, sliced
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic - minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 8 oz. baby bella mushrooms - sliced
  • 5 medium carrots - peeled and chunked
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. water
Instructions
  1. Bring chuck roast to room temperature, then season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the Instant Pot using the sauté setting. Once hot, add oil, then sear roast on both sides. Set aside. (You can do steps 2-4 in a cast iron skillet. I love the crust you can only get from cast iron. Then just add to Instant Pot.)
  3. Add 1 onion to pot and cook for 2 minutes, until translucent. Then add garlic and thyme for 1 minute.
  4. Add red wine to deglaze the pot, making sure to scrape up all bits. Let wine simmer and reduce for at least 5 minutes.
  5. Add roast, then add enough broth so that the roast is just barely covered.
  6. Close Instant Pot and switch to manual setting for 75 minutes.
  7. Once time is complete, let pressure naturally release (about 30 minutes).
  8. Carefully remove roast and set aside to rest.
  9. Using a fine mesh strainer, pour liquid into separate container, then return to pot.
  10. In a small dish, combine cornstarch and water. Then add to pot.
  11. Add sliced onion, carrots, and mushrooms to pot and close lid.
  12. Using manual setting, cook for 7 minutes, then quick-release pressure.
  13. Serve together and enjoy!

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Pressure Cooker Lamb Shanks – With Gordon Ramsay Style!

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Pressure Cooker Lamb Shanks

What Do You Mean You Don’t Eat Lamb?

I still haven’t figured out why Americans don’t eat more lamb. We never had it when I was a kid. And even still, when I serve it, most people have little or no experience with it. But I tell you what… This pressure cooker lamb shanks recipe is packed with bold flavors and they’re fall-off-the-bone tender!

The Inspiration for This Recipe…

I’ve been watching Gordon Ramsay YouTube videos for several years now. And there are so many recipes that I want to try. But more than just replicate them, I am learning how to make them my own.

Making It My Own

Don’t get me wrong, the slow-braising process in the above method yields a completely different (and AMAZING) result. And I get that, but the point was not to recreate what he did. My goal was to convert this into a recipe using my new favorite kitchen tool: The Instant Pot!

I guess I attribute my new obsession with simplified cooking to the fact that we now have 2 under 2 (two children under age two). No doubt about it… It has changed my approach to dinner. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. You just may need to alter your methods.

Oops… I Forgot to Add the Sauce in the Picture

One of my favorite parts of this recipe is the gravy. And I’m totally embarrassed to admit that I took the photos for this post without adding it. I will update the pictures the next time I make them – probably for Easter.

Pressure Cooker Lamb Shanks
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Ingredients
  • 2 or 3 lamb shanks
  • 1 green chili pepper - sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbsp. oregano
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • ¼ cup olive oil - divided
  • 1 medium onion - roughly chopped
  • 3 medium carrots - roughly chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 4 cups beef stock
  • 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 2 Tbsp. water
Instructions
  1. In large bowl - combine lamb, pepper, garlic, paprika, oregano, salt, cumin seeds, cinnamon sticks, and oil. Mix well to coat meat, then marinate from 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Using sauté setting, heat Instant Pot. Once hot add 2 Tbsp. of olive oil and thoroughly brown lamb on all sides - making sure to render all the fat. About halfway through, add the contents from marinade to the pot.
  3. Once lamb is browned, add onions and carrots. Sauté until onions become translucent - about 5 minutes.
  4. Add red wine to deglaze the pot - making sure to scrape all the bits stuck to the bottom. Simmer to reduce by half - about 10 minutes.
  5. Add stock. Close lid and switch to manual setting for 30 minutes.
  6. Once cook time is complete - Let pressure naturally release for about 10 minutes, then quick release if desired. Remove shanks and set aside.
  7. Pour liquid through a fine mesh strainer and return to pot. Separately in a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water, then add to pot.
  8. Switch Instant Pot back to sauté setting and simmer until sauce reaches desired thickness.
  9. Serve lamb topped with gravy!

 

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Easter Ham in the Instant Pot in Only 30 Miuntes

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Easter Ham in the Instant Pot

Before all is said and done, you just might get tired of hearing me tell you how great the Instant Pot is. But trust me, it’s amazing. And using it to cook your Easter ham is no exception! I mean, if it tastes just as good and takes 1/3 the time, it seems like a no-brainer to me.


This recipe is a variation of a turkey brine that I’ve been using for a while now. The turkey is always perfect, so I figured let’s try it with a ham. And I’m so glad I did – you will be too.

I Don’t Know About You…

When it comes to cooking for holidays, there is an all-out production at my house. Now that we are hosting the entire family at our home, I am actively seeking out ways to save time and effort – but without sacrificing quality. My family would never stand for that!

So you have my word. I will never share a recipe with you that is not tested and approved. And trust me – my family is pickier than yours. Lol..

The Secret to This Recipe is…

It’s sweet and succulent – and the flavor that would normally be on the outside glaze goes throughout the meat!
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Easter Ham in the Instant Pot
Recipe type: Instant Pot
 
Ingredients
  • 7-8 lb. Ham - Cut off bone in chunks
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Tbsp. black peppercorns
  • 1 Tbsp. all spice berries
Instructions
  1. Cut ham meat off bone into large chunks and place in Instant Pot. Save bone for another recipe (like baby lima beans or soup).
  2. Add remaining ingredients and set manual time for 10 minutes.
  3. After cooking is complete, allow pressure to release naturally.
  4. Remove and allow to rest to at least 10 minutes.
  5. Thickly slice meat, serve, and enjoy!


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Chicken Drumsticks Recipe – Savory, Sweet and Spicy

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Chicken Drumsticks Recipe – Savory, Sweet and Spicy

One day last year, I was doing some Google searching for a great chicken drumsticks recipe. For some reason that day, nothing was exciting me. During this same time, I was also doing some research on different flavor combinations. This recipe is the result of that day.

First things first, I am always looking for an excuse to use my Cast Iron Skillet. If you do not own one, I highly recommend you upgrade your life as soon as possible. There is no other kitchen tool that will give you a sear like that of a cast iron skillet. On a side note: stop using soap to clean your cast iron. You’re washing all the goodness away. I know it sounds weird, but trust me.

The Dish Formerly Known as

Indian-Island Chicken

I originally referred to this recipe as my “Indian-Island Chicken.” The flavors are a combination of those two cultures, but I would always have to explain what it meant. So, bye-bye name. And for as delicious as this recipe is, one might expect the method to be a little more challenging. But it is actually pretty simple. I hope you enjoy it!

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The Method

Chicken Drumsticks Recipe - Savory, Sweet and Spicy
Recipe type: One-Pot | Cast Iron Skillet
Cuisine: Comfort Food
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Ingredients
  • 8-9 chicken legs
  • ¼ cup grape seed oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 small onion – diced
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 ruby red grapefruit – juiced
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (more or less as desired)
  • 1 can coconut milk (13.5 oz.)
  • fresh chopped parsley
  • sea salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Season chicken legs with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet (or Dutch oven) over medium-high heat until hot, then add oil. Once oil is hot, add chicken and thoroughly brown on all sides.
  4. Remove chicken and set aside. Drain most of oil, leaving about 2 tablespoons.
  5. Reduce to medium heat, add onions, star anise, and cinnamon sticks – sauté for 2 minutes. Then add garlic and red pepper flakes – sauté for 30 seconds.
  6. Add juice of 1 grapefruit to deglaze pan, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add coconut milk and salt and pepper to taste. Then add browned chicken, increase heat, and bring to boil.
  8. Move skillet to center oven rack and bake uncovered for 35 minutes.
  9. Top with fresh parsley and enjoy!
Notes
It is very important to bring your pan back up to a strong boil before moving to the oven. This is the only way that your sauce will reduce down to the creamy goodness you want.
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