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Balsamic Chicken with Cauliflower Mash

Balsamic Chicken with Cauliflower Mash

Ingredients

FOR THE CHICKEN

4 Whole chicken legs or breasts

1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp Olive oil

1 Large yellow onion

3 Garlic cloves

2 tsp Dried oregano

2 tsp Dried thyme leaves

1 tsp Kosher salt

1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 tsp Crushed red pepper flakes

1 Tbsp Sugar

1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar

1 14.5-oz can Diced tomatoes

FOR THE CAULIFLOWER

1 head Cauliflower

2 Tbsp Salted butter

1 tsp Kosher salt

1/2 tsp Freshly ground black pepper

Freshly ground black pepper

Chopped fresh parsley

Directions

1. Season chicken the with salt and pepper Add oil to cooking pot. Press START/STOP on the unit to start Sear/Sauté function. Heat oil until hot about four minutes.

2. Add two chicken legs/breasts to pot skin down and cook until dark golden brown on one side about six minutes. Flip and cook until the other side is golden brown. Then transfer chicken to a clean plate.

3. Add the remaining chicken to the pot and cook skin side down until dark golden brown on one side about six minutes. Flip and cook until other side is golden brown, about six minutes. Then transfer to a plate.

4. Add the onion, garlic, oregano, thyme, one teaspoon salt, one and half teaspoon of pepper and cook. Stir while scraping the bottom until the onion begins to soften about three minutes.

5. Add vinegar and sugar and cook, stirring occasionally, while scraping the bottom, until liquid is reduced by about half, about one minute. Add tomatoes and stir to combine. Return the chicken legs to the pot skin side up in a single layer.

6. Place smart cooker steam rack in cooking pot over legs with handles folded under. Lower smart cooker steam basket onto rack, then put cauliflower in basket.

7. Close lid and set to locked position. Set regulator to “Sealed.” Press Start/stop function. Pressure cook on high for nine minutes.

8. Carefully remove basket and rack from the pot and transfer cauliflower to a medium bowl. To a bowl add butter, one teaspoon of salt and one half of teaspoon of pepper, and mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.

9. Cut thighs and drumsticks apart, if desired, and serve with cauliflower mash and sauce, garnished with parsley and pepper, if desired.

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Source www.chefiq.com

Perfectly Cooked Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon

Instant Pot Teriyaki Salmon

Ingredients

1/2 C. soy sauce

1/4 C. mirin

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1 tsp. sesame oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 inch fresh ginger, grated, or finely chopped

1 pound salmon, cut into 4 fillets

2 tsp. cornstarch or all-purpose flour

black pepper to taste

For garnish:

1 tsp sesame seeds

2 green onions, sliced

Directions

1. In a bowl combine the soy sauce, mirin, water, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and pinch of black pepper. Place the salmon filets in a foil pan. Pour ⅓ cup of the soy sauce mixture over the salmon filets and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

2. Place the trivet in the Instant Pot. Add 1 ¼ cups of water to the Instant pot. Place the foil pan with salmon filets on top of the trivet. Close and seal the Instant pot. Turn the venting knob to SEALING.

3. Press PRESSURE COOK button and check to make sure the pressure level shows as “High” in the display. Adjust the timer to 3 minutes. When finished cooking, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes, then quick release the rest of the pressure. Remove the salmon filets from the pot. Remove the trivet and wash and dry the pot insert. Return the pot insert into the Instant Pot.

4. In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and 1 tablespoon of water. Press the SAUTE button on the Instant pot. Add the remaining soy sauce mixture and cornstarch mixture and stir to combine. Cook, stirring frequently, until the sauce has thickened to your liking. Press the CANCEL button. Pour the sauce over salmon filets. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions and serve.

Source Miss Wish

Flaky Air Fryer Salmon

Air Fryer Salmon

Ingredients

2 -4 salmon fillets about 6 oz each

2 tsp rub with love salmon rub (or any other kind you like)

1 garlic clove

Salt and pepper to taste

1 Tbsp Olive oil

Cooking spray

Directions

1. Season your salmon fillets with olive oil, pressed garlic, salmon rub, and salt (to taste). I like this local salmon rub, but this salmon rub works well too. To make your own salmon rub, combine 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp thyme, 1 tsp smoked paprika, and 1 teaspoon brown sugar.

2. If you’re using an oven air fryer, line the bottom of the baking sheet with foil. If you’re using the basket type do not use foil. Instead, spray the bottom of it with nonstick spray.

3. Bake the salmon at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes if using an oven air fryer. If you’re using the basket type, cook for at least 12 minutes and add more time as needed. The cook time will depend on the thickness of your salmon fillet. The thicker the salmon, the longer it will take to air-fry. Always make sure the internal temperature of the thickest part of the salmon is at least 145 degrees fahrehiet.

Notes

Helpful Recipe Tips

• Salmon size– Choose pieces of salmon fillet that are similar in size so they cook evenly and finish baking at the same time.

• Pat it dry– make sure the fillets are blotted dry with a paper towel so that the spices adhere better.

• Check for doneness– insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the fish to make sure it reaches at least 145 degrees Fahrenheit.

Source Simply Home-Cooked

Taco Stuffed Peppers

Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers

1 lb ground sirloin

1 envelope taco seasoning

3/4 C. salsa

1 C. black beans drained

1 C. corn drained

1/2 C. cream cheese

1/2,C. shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

1. Cut the red bell peppers in half, top to bottom. Carefully trim out the seeds and ribs from the inside. Place the four pepper halves, cut side down, in the basket of your air fryer. Cook at 375 degrees F for ten minutes.

2. While the peppers are cooking, heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground sirloin and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up with a heat-safe spatula as it cooks. Stir in the salsa and taco seasoning and allow to simmer for a few minutes.

3. Stir in the corn, black beans and cream cheese. Remove from heat and stir until the cream cheese is completely combined. Remove the peppers and fill each of them generously. Return them to the air fryer basket, filling side up. You’ll have extra filling. Make another round of peppers. Or save the filling and mix it into Kraft macaroni and cheese with some extra salsa for another meal.

4. Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Open the air fryer, top each pepper with some shredded cheese and heat again at 400 degrees for 1-2 minutes, just until the cheese is melted. Serve the peppers topped with sour cream and taco sauce

Source Foodtastic Mom

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash For One

Ingredients


1 C. butternut squash , peeled and cubed

½ Tbsp. olive oil

⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon

⅛ tsp. ground ginger

⅛ tsp. turmeric

⅛ tsp. kosher salt

⅛ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 425° F (220° C).
Line a 9&13 baking dish with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Place the butternut squash cubes on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil and spices. Bake for twenty minutes.

Source One Dish Kitchen

Instant Pot buttered cabbage

Instant Pot buttered cabbage

Ingredients


1 head green cabbage

1 C. vegetable stock

2 Tbsp. butter

1 tsp. salt


¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

1. Wash the cabbage, and remove the core. Then cut into cubes and add to the Instant Pot. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, quickly break down the cabbage cubes to separate the leaves into individual pieces.

2. Add the butter, and season with salt and ground black pepper. Add a cup of vegetable stock, or use water. I strongly recommend that you use vegetable stock instead of water as it adds a great flavor to the cabbage.

3. Secure the lid and set the vent to SEALING. Select the PRESSURE COOK/MANUAL setting and set the cooking time for 4 minutes at high pressure.

4. The Instant Pot will take around 10 minutes to come to pressure and start cooking. When the cooking program ends, quickly release the steam and carefully remove the lid. Stir the cabbage to make sure that the butter and seasonings are evenly distributed, and serve. I recommend serving this cabbage with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Source Little Sunny Kitchen

Hummus Dip

Hummus

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Dried chickpeas, soaked in cold water for at least 8 hours, drained

6 C. Water for cooking chickpeas

2 Garlic cloves

3 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice

2 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

1 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup Tahini

3/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil

Smoked paprika

Finely grated lemon zest

Olive oil

Directions

1. Add the drained chickpeas to the cooking pot. Add six cups of water. Close the lid and set to locked position. Set regulator to “Sealed.”

2. Set your instant pot to ‘Manual’ or ‘Pressure Cook’ function for thirty minutes. Once the cooking time is completed, let it pulse release. Remove the lid.

3. Drain the chickpeas into a strainer set over a bowl. Reserve approximately one cup of cooking liquid. Add the chickpeas to the bowl of a bowl of a food processor. Add garlic, lemon juice, pepper, salt and tahini and pulse to combine.

4. Add the reserved cooking liquid and and process until the mixture resembles a chunky purée. While food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil through the tube and process until smooth.

5. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with paprika, lemon zest and a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

Source www.chefiq.com

Instant Pot Salmon with Asparagus

Salmon with Asparagus

Ingredients

1/2-1 lb salmon

1.5 lb asparagus trimmed end

1 C. Cream Cheese

6 Tbsp. Mayo / (1/4 cup of butter can be added

2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Juice of 2 Lemons

Directions

1. In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, mayonnaise , mustard and lemon juice Rub the mixture all over the salmon.

2. Wrap each salmon and 3-4 asparagus stalks into 4 pieces of foil and let marinate for fifteen minutes.

3. Pour a cup of water into the instant pot and place the trivet. Place the foil wraps on top of the trivet.

4. Secure the lid and cook on manual mode for ten minutes (high). Once the fish is done, apply a quick pressure release. Open the lid and transfer the foil-wrapped salmon to a serving plate and serve with lemon wedges.

Source Instant Pot Cookbook for Beginners

Sauteed Green Beans with Garlicky butter

Sauteed Green Beans

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans (washed, ends trimmed)

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (see *)


4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt (see **)

Directions

1. Add green beans and water to a 12-inch pan and cover with a lid. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and keep at a simmer for three minutes. Remove the lid. If all water has evaporated, add butter and garlic right away. If there is still liquid in the pan, simmer uncovered for 1 minute to evaporate it off.

2. Make a space in the middle of the green beans. Add the butter and garlic and allow garlic to cook in the butter for at least 1 minute, or until starting to turn golden. Toss beans in garlic and butter. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Source Sweet Peas and Saffron

Sweet and savory Brussels sprouts

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1.5 lbs fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts see note

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim ends from each Brussels sprout. If needed, peel off the wilted outer leaves and discard. Cut each in half.

3. Arrange the Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Spread vegetables into a single layer, making sure there is no overlap.

4. Roast Brussels sprouts for eighteen -twenty minutes or until you see browned caramelized edges. Remove from oven.

5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour mixture over roasted veggies. Toss to coat evenly. Serve right away.

Source Crunchy Creamy Sweet

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