Pressure Cooked Pork: March's Mouthwatering Picks

Mar 07, 2024

If you're a connoisseur of succulent and richly flavored pork dishes, you've probably already discovered the myriad benefits of pressure cooking. For those yet to be initiated, the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker is a revelation in the kitchen, transforming tough cuts of pork into tender, flavor-packed meals in a fraction of the traditional cooking time. This remarkable gadget saves time and ensures that each bite of pork is as juicy and flavorful as possible, thanks to its ability to break down collagen and infuse the meat with an array of spices and seasonings. 


Below, we dive into some mouthwatering pork recipes from the CHEF iQ App, perfect for any pork enthusiast looking to elevate their culinary game.

Kalua Pork

Inspired by the traditional Hawaiian luau dish, this Kalua Pork recipe brings the islands to your table without needing an underground pit. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker effortlessly replicates pit-cooked pork's slow-cooked tenderness and smoky flavor. Accompany this dish with steamed rice and fresh sliced pineapple for a tropical feast. For those planning ahead, rest assured that any leftovers freeze exceptionally well, ensuring a taste of Hawaii is always within reach.


Ingredients: Salt, garlic powder, onion powder, boneless, skinless pork shoulder, canola oil, liquid smoke, water, thinly sliced scallions.

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Pork Belly Banh Mi

This recipe transforms the complex flavors of a Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich into a streamlined, pressure-cooked delight. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker simplifies preparing the pork belly, ensuring it's perfectly tender and ready to be layered with vibrant pickles, spicy mayo, and fresh herbs. For a lighter twist on this classic, consider substituting pork belly with grilled chicken or tofu, offering a delightful alternative without compromising flavor.


Ingredients: Vinegar, water, salt, carrots, sambal oelek, ginger paste, dark brown sugar, soy sauce, fish sauce, pork belly, chicken broth, garlic, lemongrass, rice vinegar, sesame oil, Italian bread, sriracha mayonnaise, chicken liver pate, cucumber, jalapeno, cilantro leaves.

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Steamed Pork Dumplings with Dipping Sauce

Dumplings symbolize unity and celebration, especially during the Lunar New Year. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker makes dumpling preparation a breeze, steaming them to perfection for a tender, flavorful bite. Those craving a crunch can utilize the sear/sauté function for a golden finish. For a healthier variation, swap out pork for lean ground chicken or turkey without sacrificing the dumplings' beloved texture and taste.


Ingredients: Typically includes ground pork, dumpling wrappers, and a variety of seasonings and vegetables.

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Pork Schnitzel

Embrace the crispiness of a well-made Pork Schnitzel, where pork's mild yet tender nature shines through when breaded and pan-fried to golden perfection. This versatile dish can be dressed up or down served with a squeeze of lemon or alongside your favorite sides.


Ingredients: Thin boneless pork chops, salt, all-purpose flour, plain bread crumbs, large egg, vegetable oil, lemon wedges, flaky sea salt, parsley.

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Honey Roasted Pork

Pairing the natural sweetness of pears and honey with the savory depth of soy sauce, vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce, this Honey Roasted Pork recipe is a symphony of flavors. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker ensures the pork loin is cooked to tender perfection, surrounded by a medley of roasted vegetables for a complete, hearty meal.


Ingredients: Balsamic vinegar, honey, soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic cloves, dried rosemary, black pepper, canola oil, center cut pork loin, salt, bosc pears, baby carrots, yellow potatoes, cornstarch, chives.

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Simplest Pulled Pork

Transforming an all-day barbecue endeavor into a mere hour's task, this Simplest Pulled Pork recipe is a game-changer. Perfect for sandwiches, nachos, or a baked potato topping, it's a versatile dish that promises to be a crowd-pleaser, with the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker ensuring every strand of pork is deliciously tender and infused with barbecue goodness.


Ingredients: Boneless pork butt, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, vegetable oil, barbecue sauce, water, sandwich rolls, coleslaw.

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Pork and Lemongrass Lettuce Cups

Drawing inspiration from Laotian cuisine, these Pork and Lemongrass Lettuce Cups offer a refreshing and herbaceous take on ground pork. With the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker, the pork is perfectly cooked and seasoned with lemongrass, fish sauce, and fresh herbs, creating a light yet satisfying dish ideal for any occasion.


Ingredients: Vegetable oil, ground pork, finely chopped lemongrass, fish sauce, chili powder, sugar, medium shallot, scallions, cilantro leaves, mint leaves, lime juice, butter lettuce leaves, finely chopped cashews.


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Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice cook, the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker and its accompanying app provide an easy and efficient way to explore the delicious potential of pork. From the smoky flavors of Kalua Pork to the crispiness of Pork Schnitzel, these recipes demonstrate the versatility and depth of flavors that can be achieved with pressure cooking. So, let March be the month you dive into pressure-cooked pork delights. Your taste buds will thank you.

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