Sunday, February 25, 2018

Instant Pot Asian Styled BBQ Lamb Shoulder Chops

Well here is my first Recipe.

What I don't like is having to scroll down a whole blog post to get to a recipe.  So here is my first recipe, I am testing it today, and any pics I take will be posted with comments After the recipe.

I am going to put one picture on here for the simple reason that I want to pin the recipe, so I can use my phone in the kitchen to make it.  

Okay, this is going to be a merger of these recipes: from the New York Times~ Vietnamese Lamb by Mark Bittman, and from My Recipes~Grilled Steak & Portobellos & Mint

Make rice first!  (This is for me, because I am using this for my lunches this week. )

I am trying
3 cups Jasmine Rice
3 cups Water
1 capful of Dried Mint

Next time spray non-stick cooking spray into pot first

This is a rather lousy picture of orchids at night.

Instant Pot Asian Styled BBQ Lamb Shoulder Chops

Serves 6

2 TBS Olive Oil divided
2 lbs Lamb Shoulder Chops
1 Vidalia Onion, chopped
8 oz sliced Mushrooms
3 cloves Garlic, chopped
12 oz Vegetable or Chicken broth
1/2 Cup chopped Fresh Cilantro
3 TBS chopped Dried Mint
1 TBS Honey
1 TBS Fish Sauce
1 TBS Soy Sauce
1/4 Cup Lime Juice
1 Deseeded chopped  Jalapeño

In the Instant pot on Sauté med Mode:  Once the pot has come to heat add  Olive Oil.
Brown each side of the Chops, doing this in small batches to avoid crowding.
Remove chops and set aside in a plate.

Turn pot to High Sauté mode

When hot add second TBS oil

Add Onions and Mushrooms, sauté until Onions are transparent, then add Garlic sauté until fragrant.

Hit Cancel or off on pot.

Add remaining ingredients Give it a good stir.

 Put in rack that came with Instant Pot.  Arrange chops on Rack, and turn pot onto high pressure for 10 minutes.  When done do a 10 minute natural pressure release.

Serve with rice, I am adding Sweet Potatoes; I like this recipe from A Pinch of Healthy: Sweet Potatoes in the Instant Pot

This is how it is looking in my lunch box.  I tried it, and I liked it.  The mint in the rice made a nice replacement for my mint jelly that I love so much, and is not so good for me.

Saturday, February 24, 2018



I am a fifty something woman who is still in the workforce.  I have several autoimmune issues:

Celiac (the one that spawned the rest)
Asthma (Not considered autoimmune by some)
Psoriatic Arthritis
Raynaud's phenomenon

I expect more will come with time.

I am trying to eat a healthy diet, and am using the Instant-Pot Duo 6 that my mom got me for Christmas to help.

I know wolves truly don't Raven, they are beautiful animals that hunt, but it is the best simile that came to my mind when thinking of things.