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  • MBMorgan
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    • Sep 2015
    • 6168
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      > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
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      > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
      to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
      > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
      > Thermoworks Smoke
      > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
      > Thermoworks Thermapen
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      > Searzall torch
      > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

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      > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

    Pressure Cooker (and IP) Risotto Primavera with Broiled Shrimp

    So ... here's a recipe that I cooked up a few years ago and modified recently for the Instant Pot Duo 8-qt that we received last Christmas.

    Pressure Cooker (and IP) Risotto Primavera with Broiled Shrimp
    MBM – Last modified 5 April 2019

    Ingredients:
    • 2 Tbsp. olive oil plus 1 Tbsp. butter
    • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
    • Mushrooms, brushed clean and sliced (not chunks)
    • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into medium strips
    • 1 yellow zucchini or crookneck squash, quartered then medium sliced crosswise (substitute frozen peas if necessary)
    • 1 1/4 cups Arborio rice
    • 1/2 cup dry white vermouth (or dry white wine if vermouth not available)
    • 3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth for vegetarian version)
      • Reserve any extra broth for later reheating.
      • Note: Ratio of rice to liquid is always 1 part rice to approx. 2.4 parts liquid by volume.
    • 1 lb. medium shrimp, in shell and deveined (leave shrimp out for purely vegetarian version)
    • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese (grated)
    • Balsamic Vinegar, good quality
    • Old Bay Seasoning

    Instructions:
    • Brine thawed shrimp in ice water 20 min. (2 TBSP kosher salt + 4 TBSP sugar per 6 cups water).
    • Dry, then in a bowl, coat the brined shrimp with olive oil, season generously with Old Bay, and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for 15 to 20 minutes.
    • Broil shrimp, turning as needed until done on grill or in oven. Place in freezer for 15 minutes to stop cooking. Remove, peel, and cut into bite-size pieces if desired.
    • Sauté | More Preheat the pressure cooker for searing.
    • Add olive oil and butter and allow to heat until shimmering.
    • Add the onion and stir until softened.
    • Add the mushrooms and stir until starting to brown.
    • Season with approx. 1 tsp. kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste before adding rice.
    • Add the rice and stir until the grains first become translucent and then opaque again.
    • Add in the vermouth or wine and stir until it is completely evaporated.
    • Add the bell pepper and stir until lightly sautéed.
    • Add the squash and stir until lightly sautéed.
    • Add the broth and stir (and scrape) to make sure no grains are stuck to the sides of the cooker.
    • Pressure Cook | High Close and lock the lid in place and heat on high until pressure builds.
    • Cook Time 6 min above 4000 ft. elevation; 5 min 2000-4000 ft.; 4 min below 2000 ft.
    • Quick Release Turn off the heat and quickly release the pressure. (Shake gently to be sure)
    • Sauté | Less Stir to thicken (if needed) over medium heat, then stir in shrimp (or keep separate and add to each bowl as desired when serving).
    • Add the grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and stir until completely incorporated.
    • If necessary, season with additional salt and pepper to taste.
    • Rice should be fairly runny and creamy … not dry … and it will continue to thicken. Add more chicken stock if necessary before serving or reheating. Serve with good balsamic vinegar.
    NOTE: This recipe was developed at fairly high altitude (6300 ft. or 1920 meters). I stand by the 6 minutes needed at my location but the lower altitude times are guestimates based on various articles and/or recipes that I've seen. If you live down where there is actually enough oxygen to breath, you may need to adjust a bit.

    In the IP ... all prepped, sauteed, and ready to seal for pressure cooking:
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    Just about ready to serve:
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    In the bowl:
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    Last edited by MBMorgan; April 7, 2019, 11:50 AM.
  • holehogg
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 2259
    • Port Elizabeth, South Africa

    #2
    Marvelous, that really looks so so good.
    Like the option of vegetable broth for vegetarians

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    • fzxdoc
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        Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
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      #3
      Wow, what a great recipe. Thanks, MBMorgan !

      Kathryn

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      • MBMorgan
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        • Sep 2015
        • 6168
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        • > Weber Genesis EP-330
          > Grilla Grills Original Grilla (OG) pellet smoker
          > Pit Barrel Cooker (gone to a new home)
          > WeberQ 2000 (on "loan" to a relative)
          > Old Smokey Electric (for chickens mostly - when it's too nasty out
          to fiddle with a more capable cooker)
          > Luhr Jensen Little Chief Electric - Top Loader circa 1990 (smoked fish & jerky)
          > Thermoworks Smoke
          > 3 Thermoworks Chef Alarms
          > Thermoworks Thermapen
          > Thermoworks IR-GUN-S
          > Anova sous vide circulator
          > Searzall torch
          > BBQ Guru Rib Ring

          > Favorite Beer: Guinness Extra Stout, Fat Tire, Anchor Steam, or Alaskan Amber
          > Favorite Wine: Klinker Brick Old Ghost Zinfandel or Matetic Corralillo Winemaker's Blend
          > Favorite Whiskey: Balvenie Double Wood Scotch or Jameson Irish

        #4
        Thanks, Kathryn ( fzxdoc ) and holehogg . FWIW, the recipe is very flexible. I've substituted scallops for the shrimp, made it with 1/2 shrimp and 1/2 scallops. One of the days I'll probably use leftover chicken or rib meat or beef. Also, if you don't have (or like) the yellow crookneck squash, you can substitute any mild-flavored veggie like zucchini, green peas, sugar snaps, shelled edamame, etc., and still get great results.

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        • jgreen
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          • Oct 2014
          • 2716
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            Accessories:
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            and, maybe some other toys as well

          #5
          That looks so good. Now i just need the IP.

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          • Mr. Bones
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            Dayum, this looks / sounds so delish, Brother!

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            • samried
              Former Member
              • Jul 2019
              • 2

              #7
              i know this discussion is bit old but i just want some suggestions regarding your experience
              I was Looking for the best garage Door Openers and some other issues related to their installation so i found this discussion.I want some suggestions that which will be best pressure cookers 2019?

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              • Skip
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                • Jul 2014
                • 3243
                • Blue Earth, Minnesota
                • MAK Pellet Grill, Large BGE, Weber Kettle with SnS, Weber Gasser, Pit Barrel Cooker, Cast Iron Pans & Griddle, Grill Grates, Mostly Thermoworks Thermometers

                #8
                samried , we just bought the DUO60 Instant Pot and like it. However we just got it and are in the learning stage. It gets good reviews and is simple to use. Hope this helps you. So far the best and simplest oatmeal and boiled eggs ever. Smoked a pork roast and finished it in the IP--was also good.
                Last edited by Skip; July 6, 2019, 06:01 AM.

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                • fzxdoc
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 5024
                  • My toys:
                    Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
                    Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks)
                    Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill
                    Weber Kettle Premium 22"
                    Weber Jumbo Joe Premium 22" (a weird little 22" kettle mutant on 22"-long legs) (donated to local battered women's shelter.)
                    Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range


                    Adrenaline BBQ Company's SnS, DnG and Large Charcoal Basket for WSCGC
                    Adrenaline BBQ Company's Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
                    Adrenaline BBQ Company's SS Rack for DnG
                    Grill Grate for SnS
                    Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
                    Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
                    2 Grill Grate Griddles
                    Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

                    Fireboard Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
                    Fireboard control unit in addition to that in the Extreme BBQ Package
                    Additional Fireboard probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
                    2 Fireboard Driver Cables
                    Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                    Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
                    Thermoworks Thermapen MK5 (pink)
                    Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
                    Thermoworks Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
                    Thermoworks Extra Big and Loud Timer
                    Thermoworks Timestick Trio
                    Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
                    Maverick ET 733
                    Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

                    Grill Pinz
                    Vortex (two of them)

                    Two Joule Sous Vide devices
                    VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer
                    Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                    Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
                    Charcoal Companion TurboQue
                    A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

                    BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

                    Shun Classic 8" Chef's Knife
                    Shun Classic 6" Chef's Knife
                    Shun Classic Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
                    Shun Classic 3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

                  #9
                  samried You won't regret getting an Instant Pot Duo 60. Most recipes are written for that size. It makes delicious food and is reliable, in my experience.

                  Kathryn

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                  • RonB
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                    • Apr 2016
                    • 12569
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                      CyberQ

                    #10
                    Sounds great.

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