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Pressure Perfect cookbook by Lorna Sass: Contents

Click for Swiss-made Kuhn Rikon Pressure Cookers at Pleasant Hill Grain


The World of Pressure Cooking
How the PC Works
Cookers, Then and Now
Buying a New Pressure Cooker?
Advantages of Second-Generation Cookers
Can I Use My Old Jiggle-Top Cooker?

Pressure Cooking Perfected

Getting to Know Your PC
The Language of Pressure Cooking
Transformations and Beyond
Other Useful Things to Know
Useful Accessories
Some Handy Techniques
Special Situations
Cooking on an Electric Stove
Cooking over a High-BTU Flame
Cooking on an Induction Range
Using an Electric Pressure Cooker
Pressure Cooking at High Altitudes
Taking Care of Your Cooker

Soups and Broths

Hearty Beef Borscht with Sour Cream-Dill Topping
Ukrainian-Style Borscht
Pureed Summer Borscht
Beef, Mushroom, and Barley Soup
Double-Mushroom Barley Soup
Turkey, Barley, and Vegetable Soup
Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup
Chunky Chicken Soup with Tortellini and Peas
Chunky Mexican Chicken Soup with Avocado and Corn
Chunky Chicken Soup with Squash and Beans
Chunky Turkey Noodle Soup
Curried Coconut, Chicken, and Sweet Potato Soup
Curried Coconut Soup with Sweet Potatoes and Chickpeas
Thai-Inspired Coconut Chicken Soup
Sage-Scented Butternut Squash Sough with Herb Croutons
Sweet Potato Soup
Curried Carrot Soup
Creamy Celery Soup with Fennel
Rustic Leek and Potato Soup
Potato Corn Chowder
Potato-Cheddar Soup
Chunky Fish Chowder
Minestrone with Basil Pesto
Chicken Vegetable Soup with Basil Pesto
Southern Split Pea Soups with Ham
German-Style Split Pea Soup with Knockwurst or Franks
Curried Coconut Split Pea Soup
Five-Minute Red Lentil Soup
Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Mint-Feta Pesto
Lentil Soup with Chickpeas and Winter Squash
Provencal Lentil and Chickpea Soup with Basil Pesto
Lentil Soup with Corn and Cilantro Pesto
Black Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa
Black Bean Stew with Tomatoes and Avocado
Black Bean Salsa Salad
Elegant Bean Soup du Jour
Rustic Bean Soup with Pesto
Pasta e Fagioli
Meat, Chicken, and Turkey Broth
After-Dinner Chicken Broth
Chicken Broth with Poached Whole Chicken
Fish Broth
Shrimp Broth
Quick Vegetable Broth

Meat, Poultry and Fish


Meat Cuts and Making Them Pressure Perfect
Meat Timing Chart
Pot Roast with Mushroom Gravy
German-Style Pot Roast
Pot Roast with Light Tomato Sauce
Brisket with Mushroom Gravy
Beef in Beer and Mustard Gravy
Beef in Horseradish Cream Sauce
Brisket in Beer and Chili Sauce
Corned Beef with Cabbage and Potatoes
Delectable Meats in Gingered Plum Sauce
Delectable Meats with an Asian Accent
Beer-Braised Ribs in Barbecue Sauce
Ribs with Honey-Mustard Sauce
Ribs with Sesame Honey-Mustard Sauce
Sauerkraut with Smoked Pork Chops, Sausage, Potatoes, and Dill-Sour Cream Sauce
Sauerkraut with Beans and Kielbasa
Lamb Shanks with White Beans
Bean and Lamb Shank Casserole
Osso Bucco with White Beans
Shrimp with White Beans
Classic Beef Stew
Rustic Lamb Stew
Hearty Beef Chili
Oxtail Stew
Goulash with Potatoes
Chicken Paprikash with Potatoes
Curry in a Hurry
Meat and Potato Curry
Southwest Pork and Hominy Stew
Turkey and Hominy Stew
Cabbage and Potatoes with Kielbasa
Kale and Potatoes with Kielbasa
Cabbage, Potato, and Kielbasa Soup
Moroccan Lamb and Lentil Stew with Minted Yogurt
Moroccan Chicken and Lentil Stew
Meatloaf with Cheddar-Smashed Potatoes
“Frosted” Meatloaf
Stuffed Meatloaf
Tex-Mex Meatloaf
Italian Meatloaf
Meatloaf Parmigiana
Jiffy Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
Porcupine Meatballs
Ground Lamb Meatballs with Greek-Inspired Tomato Sauce
Pasta with Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
Mock Lasagne
Meatball Stroganoff
Meatball Stroganoff with Broad Noodles
Un-Stuffed Cabbage in Sweet-and-Sour Tomato Sauce
Quarter-Hour Chili
Chili with Beans
Cuban-Style Chili
Curried Lamb or Beef with Potatoes
Shredded Meat Tacos with Lime-Cilantro Cream
Pulled Chili-Seasoned Meats for Tacos
Cuban-Inspired Shredded Meat Over Rice
Pulled Barbecue Meat on Buns
Mock Moo Shu Chicken or Pork with Flour Tortilla “Pancakes”


Poultry Timing Chart
Whole Stuffed Chicken in Balsamic-Fig Sauce
Cornish Hens in Balsamic-Fig Sauce
Turkey Thighs in Balsamic-Fig Sauce
Chicken Parts in Balsamic-Fig Sauce
Whole Chicken in Balsamic-Dried Tomato Sauce
A Quartet of Quick Chicken Salads
Chicken Salad with Grapes and Tarragon-Mayonnaise Dressing
Asian Chicken Salad with Sesame-Soy Dressing
Indian-Inspired Chicken Salad with Mango-Yogurt Dressing
Southwest Chicken Salad with Lime-Cilantro Vinaigrette
Parmesan Chicken Packet
Tex-Mex Chicken Packet
Chicken Packet with Hoisin Peanut Sauce
Chicken Packet with Asian Apricot Sauce
Chicken Packet with Yogurt-Chutney Sauce
Chicken Cacciatore
Pasta and Chicken Cacciatore
Turkey Cacciatore
Three-Bean Turkey Chili
Cajun Three-Bean Turkey Stew


Fish Timing Chart
Fish Packet Timing Chart
Fish with Sour Cream-Dill Mashed Potatoes
Fish with Swiss Chard-Potato Puree
Fish Packet with Lemon-Caper Sauce
Fish Packet with Sesame-Soy Sauce

Rice, Risotto and Whole Grains


Basic White Rice
White Rice Cooking Chart
Casserole White Rice
Casserole White Rice Cooking Chart
Dilled Rice with Carrot Specks
Cumin-Flecked Pilaf with Potatoes and Peas
Curried Rice and Potato Salad
Festive Rice with Fruits and Nuts
Festive Rice Salad
Festive Brown Rice
Spanish Rice with Chicken and Sausage
Chicken Jambalaya
Seafood and Chicken Jambalaya
Seafood and Chicken Paella
Chicken Biryani
Lamb Biryani
Vegetable Biryani
Rice with Mussels
Rice with Smoked Fish
Thai Coconut Rice with Shrimp


Basic Risotto
Risotto Milanese
Risotto du Jour
Risotto with Butternut Squash
Risotto with Ham, Gruyére, and Peas
Risotto with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Smoked Mozzarella
Risotto with Fresh Sausage, White Beans, and Tomato
Shrimp Risotto
Risotto with Chickpeas, Spinach, and Raisins
Porcini Risotto
Barley Risotto with Lamb
Barley and Winter Vegetable Risotto
Scotch Broth

Whole Grains

Basic Whole Grains
Whole Grain Cooking Chart
Whole Grains Timing Chart
Cranberry-Nut and Brown Rice Pilaf
Cranberry-Nut and Brown Rice Stuffing
Brown Rice Pilaf with Raisins, Chickpeas, and Spinach
Brown Rice Waldorf Salad with Orange Marmalade Dressing
Brown Rice Tabbouleh
Fruit and Nut Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh with Greek Flavors
Lentil Tabbouleh
Tabbouleh Soup


Pasta with Meat Sauce
Pasta with Mushroom Sauce
Pasta with Seafood and Tomato Sauce
North African Lamb with Pasta
Ziti with Three Cheeses
Ziti with Meat or Fresh Sausage
Ziti with Mushrooms
Ziti Casserole
Chicken Noodle “Casserole” with Mushroom Sauce
Turkey Noodle “Casserole”
Penne with Winter Squash and Ricotta
Orzo Risotto with Wild Mushrooms
Asian Orzo Risotto with Shiitake


Basic Beans in Aromatic Broth
Smashed Beans
Multi-Bean Soup
Bean Timing Chart
Parsley Hummus
Red Pepper Hummus with Toasted Cumin Seeds
Jalapeňo Hummus
Chickpea Tahini Soup with Roasted Red Pepper
Sub-limey Refried Beans
Beans with Barbecue Sauce
Bean Tostadas
Garlicky Lima Beans with Tomatoes
Lima Beans with Butter and Fines Herbes
Lima Bean Salad with Zucchini, Corn, and Lemon-Oregano Vinaigrette
Garlicky Lima Bean Soup with Tomatoes
Bean Salad Niçoise
Southwest Bean and Tuna Salad
Bean and Feta Salad
White Bean Bruschetta
Beefed-Up Beans
Bean Stew with Short Ribs
Beefed-Up Bean Soup
Beans with Sausage and Greens
Madras Chickpeas with Spinach
Chickpea, Spinach, and Lamb Curry
Black Beans with Soft Tortilla Chips


Basic Pressure-Steamed Vegetables
Vegetables A to Z
Vegetable Timing Chart
Stuffed Artichokes
Artichokes with Vinaigrette
Quick-Pickled Beets in Horseradish Dressing
Picked Beets and Onions
Pickled Beets with Toasted Pine Nuts
Flamboyant Beet and Grain Salad
Pickled Beet “Wafers” with Gorgonzola and Walnuts
Beet Dressing
Sweet-and-Sour Red Cabbage with Apple Rings
Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Curry with Mango Chutney-Yogurt Sauce
Cauliflower, Sweet Potatoes, and String Beans with Asian Peanut Sauce
Eggplant Caponata
Pasta Caponata
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Mustard Mashed Potatoes
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Cheesy Mashed Potatoes
Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
Sour Cream and Chive-Flecked Mashed Potatoes
Rustic Smashed Potatoes
Last-Minute Potato Salad with Lemon-Dill Vinaigrette
American Potato Salad
Southwest Potato Salad
Root Vegetable Puree
Root Vegetable Soup
Rustic Smashed Root Vegetables
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage and Ginger
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary Oil and Lemon Zest
Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Sage and Chili
Mashed Candied Sweets
Old-Fashioned Candied Sweets
Candied Sweets with Marshmallows
Five-Minute Tomato Sauce
Tomato Sauce with Meat or Fresh Sausage
Puttanesca Sauce


Rice Pudding
Tropical Rice Pudding
Maple-Walnut Rice Pudding
Chocolate-Chip Rice Pudding
Cranberry-Orange Rice Pudding
Lemon Cheesecake
Mocha Chip Cheesecake
Cappuccino Cheesecake
Chocolate-Marble Cheesecake
Lemon Cheesecake with Fruit Swirl
Orange Ricotta Cheesecake
Chocolate-Marble Ricotta Cheesecake
Little Chocolate “Pots”
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Mocha Chip Bread Pudding
Cranberry-Orange Bread Pudding
Easy Applesauce
Chunky Applesauce
Applesauce with Rhubarb
Cranapple Sauce
Pear Sauce
Savory Applesauce with Sage
Pears and Figs in Mulled Wine
Fried Fruit Compote with Crystallized Ginger
Stewed Prunes with Anise and Orange

Timing Charts At A Glance

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Cat: Pressure Cooker Recipes | File: Pressure Perfect Cookbook by Lorna Sass