Friday, March 4, 2016

Instant Pot Pork and Peas

Ever since I got my new Instant Pot, I've been on a mission to convert local favorites done over the stovetop. So far they have been a success and it's allowing me to get the wheels turning in my head on how to adapt to the IP. 

I can't tell you how much faster it takes to cook and about the tenderness of the meat in the IP. The faster cooking time is what really helps me when we're shuffling in between multiple activities for the family. 

Sometime last week I managed to cook Filipino pork and peas (guisantes) in the IP. This turned out as another keeper in the IP rotation menu. Here is the recipe as follows. 



PORK AND PEAS (GUISANTES)

Another stove top to IP conversion a success! I made a Filipino dish called Pork Guisantes (Pork and Peas) which is pork in a tomato base sauce with frozen peas and pimientos. I just winged it based on my recent IP practice cooking and it went a little something like this...

Ingredients:
2 lbs chopped pork (I used pork shoulder)
1 can chicken broth
1/2 onion chopped
2 tbsp minced garlic 
1-12oz can tomato paste 
1 bag frozen sweet peas
2 small jars diced pimientos
1/3 cup Patis (fish sauce)
3-4 bay leaves (I didn't out any since I didn't realize I was out of them)
Salt and pepper 

Directions:
Sauté pork, onions, and garlic for about 5 minutes. Add chicken broth, tomato paste, and patis. Stir to incorporate. Cancel sauté and hit meat. Adjust time to 7 minutes. NPR for 10 min, then QR. Remove lid. Add frozen peas, pimientos, and S&P to season. Stir. 

Now for this part you could let it simmer on sauté at low temp to let the frozen peas to cook through OR pressure cook for 1 minute. I chose the latter just to experiment since this was my first time make this particular dish in the IP. I placed the lid back on and set it for 1 minute on manual. Then did about 8 min NPR and QR. It ended up working out perfectly! Season more if you like to your preference and enjoy over hot rice. MANGAN TAYON (Let's Eat!)!



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