Instapot love at first bite

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by gonbechan » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:50 pm

I got the Instant Pot ip-duo60 7-in-1 Multifunction Pressure Cooker, 6qt/1000W

But actually ordering the thing plus the accessories set from Amazon.com (USA) might be cheaper.

There is one with bluetooth etc but I don't see where that would be a plus. The only thing I cared about was the 6quarts bit. Senor Gonbe now says I should have ordered the 8quart one.

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by gonbechan » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:52 am

Instapot split pea soup makes its debut.

I would have posted piccies but we were too busy eating it haha.

It took less than 30 minutes to make the most amazing, thick, hearty pea soup.
We were planning to freeze some but got carried away and ate it all over 2 days.
I always got canned pea soup from the British Corner Store online .. and Senor Gonbe would make rude remarks about it smelling like farts whenever I had any and wouldn't eat any himself. Not that I minded, because I was loath to share my delicious treat with him.

But the other day I got some dried split peas from Amazon and a block of bacony stuff from Marunaka and me and the instapot got to work.

I sauteed a finely chopped onion, 2 chopped carrots, 1 stick of chopped celery and 2 cloves of garlic right in the instapot using the saute function.
When the onions began caramelising i chopped up the block of bacon thingie into small cubes and added that and cooked till some nice browning occurred. I then added about 1.5 liters of chicken stock, a good dollop of wei pah and 2 chopped potatoes and of course the split peas, which i just rinsed but did not soak.
I then put it on High Pressure for 20 minutes and left it to cook and depressure naturally.

We came downstairs later to a wonderful farty smoked porky aroma. I gave some to Senor Gonbe to taste and he was instantly hooked.
Next time I plan to freeze some if I can. It was absolutely amazing with hot crusty bread.

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by Zasso Nouka » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:32 am

gonbechan wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:52 am
We came downstairs later to a wonderful farty smoked porky aroma.
You make it sound soooooo appealing :lol:

There seem to be quite a few models available, which one would you recommend ?

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by gonbechan » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:58 am

i think for you, you might end up using it in the cafe so maybe the 8 quart one.
I don't know about any of the Japanese makers, I just went for the original Instant Pot 6 quart (Link in one of my previous posts)
When I get a bigger kitchen, we are definitely getting the 8 quart one. This one will fit a 2kg chicken but if we wanted to cook a chester, we would need the bigger one.

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by Zasso Nouka » Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:49 am

Thank you, bigger is better I guess and would save upgrading later on.

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by Ibaraki llama » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:24 am

Thanks for this - so the 8 quart one would best for a family of 4 (2 8yr old boys)? I am definitely getting one of these as there will be no more mother-in-law to cook for us when we move to the new house.

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by gonbechan » Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:53 am

Definitely would go with the 8 quart with so many hungry boys. Especially if you are like us and like to have curry on day 2.

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Re: Instapot love at first bite

Post by Ibaraki llama » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:30 am

Oh yes, I think there will definitely be more curries happening.