We’ve seen a lot of techniques over the years — and written a lot of pressure-cooker cheesecake recipes, too — and we can tell you we heartily don’t get why people tend to overcomplicate what can be a fairly simple process for a rich, mousse-like (not New York–style) cheesecake.
Lobster tails can be notoriously rubbery, overcooked seconds after they’re perfectly cooked. By using the sous vide method, we can poach them in butter with herbs and end up with pure luxury each time.
Here’s our version of an internet craze: a buttery, tomato-laced, cream-rich sauce enrobing meaty pieces of chicken. We use bone-in skin-off chicken breasts to give the sauce a more savory, bony flavor, with some collagen melted into it to enrich every bite.
Cold poached salmon may be summer’s best meal: a make-ahead that’s ready for lunch on the deck or patio whenever the time’s right. Notice that the salmon poaches here at LOW pressure to preserve the meat and keep it from overcooking.
Taking advantage of the way pressure can (sort of) marinate meat as it cooks, here’s a way to prepare a tasty replica of more traditional sauerbraten just about any weekend evening.
When Alex Province grills up his meatless Portobello burgers, he thinks about the essence of chorizo. How to capture that in a meatless burger? He relies on the flavors that feel most “meaty” (and Spanish) to him, like cumin and paprika. And of course, because every burger is better with cheese, Alex melts Manchego slices over the grilled mushrooms.