In December of 2019, the multipot emmerged and everyone was buying one. Not to be outdone, I also purchased one as an early Christmas present for myself. And like so many of the appliances I purchased for myself, I placed it on my counter and there it sat. Was it because I felt it was too complicated? Or was it all the various features that scared me? I'm not sure, but I do know I avoided that multipot like the plague. Then along came the pandemic and I began to look at projects to keep myself homebound and entertained. I now viewed that multipot as a challenge and I jumped in. I found a multipot cookbook and was amazed at all the Asian dishes that could be created using my pot. My husband and I are fans of Asian food so we were delighted to see what we might cook up. To the grocery store we went to stock up on the various spices, vinegars, and sauces, etc. that were called for in the various recipes. Then it was time to go to work.
The first dish took much longer as it was a learning experience. Once I got the hang of things, I began to be able to cook quickly and produce awesome results. When the first recipe was prepared-garlic chicken-my husband and I were so excited. The smells coming from the multipot were just like the ones we experienced in oriental restaurants and we knew we were on the right road to mastering some Asian cooking. Since that time, we've prepared orange chicken, Thai chicken and noodles, honey chicken, and more. We've also learned to adjust the recipes to our tastes. Learning how to use new spices and sauces etc. has been an experience, but one I have been greatful for the opportunity. I had never heard of a ginger root but have now not only found what it is, but how it influences the taste of so many Asian dishes.
Using the multipot, is pretty simple and most recipes are made in the same manner. First you take the meat you ae working with and either fry, braise, saute,etc. Then you combine all the ingredients for the sauce and when completed and mixed, pour it over the meat in the pot and start the pressure cooking for the required time. The most time consuming task is mixing all the ingredients for the sauce, but as you can see, there's very little prep time and once in the pressure cooker phase, your job is pretty much done. And what delicious results you'll see! We have had so much fun experimenting with various Asian dishes and we've gotten so we really enjoy our meals at home!
So if you have a multipot, don't do what I did and leave it sitting on a shelf. Pull that pot out and obtain a cookbook on multipot recipes and put it to work! Then soon, you too will be creating delectable dishes for your family. It's easy to use and most recipes and dishes can be cooked up fairly quickly and your family will welcome all the various creations you serve up!
Soon you'll be able to produce delicious dinners in less than an hour that your family will rave about. So don't leave your new multipot on the counter for a year or two like I did-put yours to work and see how quickly you can prepare a fantastic meal, If you don't have a multipot, be sure and visit us at kitchenkorps.com and check out the different multipots we feature and find the best one for your family's needs. And don't forget to let me know about your multipot experiences.I always love to hear the experiences of my readers! Until next time, lets cook up some exceptional cuisine!!