Even the most experienced cooks have apprehensions about certain ingredients or techniques in the kitchen. Me? I’ve never roasted a whole fish (mostly because the vast majority of my diners would never eat it), I’ve never done any deep fat frying and I’ve never used a pressure cooker.
I *have* a pressure cooker; I’ve just never used it. It was given to DH and me as a wedding gift. He used it once or twice when we got married, and then up it went into the pantry rafters.
Frankly, those things scare me. I remember my grandmother’s pressure cooker and the noises it would make. It would shake and steam and whistle and it looked like it would come apart at the seams at any moment. I keep hearing about how today’s pressure cookers are so much safer, so much easier, blah blah blah…
Well, it’s time for me to suck it up, dilettantes. I AM GOING TO USE A PRESSURE COOKER. Recipe suggestions, as well as offers of anti-anxiety medication, are welcome. And I’m giving myself a self-imposed deadline of July 15th to try it. So grab some popcorn and settle in… this is going to be interesting.