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For our recent wedding, my Dad and his wife gave us a stove-top pressure cooker. I have fond memories of corned beef cooked in one by my Mum and Nana when I was growing up. The gift also came with the modern Women’s Weekly cookbook “Pressure Cooking” and I soon discovered that a pressure cooker has many more applications than I ever knew! It’s also perfect for preparing dishes that normally require a longer cooking time when you are under weeknight time pressures. So, over the next few weeks I thought I’d do a bit of a series on dishes I cook in my latest gadget – originally titled “Under pressure”!
First up is osso buco in a tomato sauce. I am aware that traditional osso buco is just done in a white wine sauce (blanc) but this was the recipe in the cookbook. I was surprised by how easy this was – I must confess a bit of apprehension at my first trial with the pressure cooker. In just half an hour, I had meltingly tender osso buco on the bone, and one happy husband!