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Instant Pot Valentines Day Recipes

Valentines this year is certainly going to look very different. Ever since we started to have children we have incorporated them into our valentines celebrations, after all it’s a day to celebrate love, but this year we are almost certainly spending it at home. I’m a sucker for a picnic, though my husband doesn’t always share my love for sitting on the damp grass and letting bugs walk on your food 🙂 So this year I’ve met him halfway, and planned an “indoor” picnic with easy to cook recipes all done in my trusty Instant Pot.

The first is a winner for every entertaining event. Whether it’s a picnic, a game night or just a casual weekend with friends these sweet siracha flavoured chicken wings are sure to become your go to recipe for easy entertaining.

Sweet Sriracha Chicken Wings

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Total Time21 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Wings, Instant Pot chicken wings, sriracha chicken wings, sweet chilli chicken wings
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken wings
  • Salt and Pepper to Season
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 2 TBLSP Sriracha Hot Sauce
  • 2 tsp Minced Ginger
  • 2 cloves Minced Garlic
  • sesame seeds to garnish
  • spring onion to garnish

Instructions

  • Season chicken wings with salt and pepper and combine the honey, Sriracha, ginger and garlic to marinade. Leave on for 2 hours before hand if possible.
  • Add a cup of water into your Instant Pot and add the trivet stand. Put the marinated meat on top of the trivet.
  • Close Pot with Lid, seal and set to high pressure for 6 minutes.
  • Natural pressure release for 10 minutes.
  • Take the wings out and brush with any leftover marinade, transfer to a baking sheet and grill for 3-5 minutes until golden brown.
  • Serve with your choice of dip and a sprinkle of sesame seed and chopped up spring onion.

For dessert I’ve picked one of my all time favourites, though I honestly couldn’t decide between these delectable chocolate lava pots or the white chocolate and vanilla pot du creme I made previously. Both are perfectly in tune for a day of love.

Chocolate Lava Cakes

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chcolate lava cakes instant pots, Chocolate lava cakes, Instant Pot cake, Instant Pot chocolate cakes, melted middle chocolate cake
Servings: 4 People

Equipment

  • Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup castor sugar
  • 110 grams dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  • Melt the chocolate and butter together in a glass bowl in the microwave,at 30 second intervals. After 30 seconds, stop, mix and pop in again until all melted and combined.
  • In a large bowl add 2 large eggs, 2 large egg yolks, ¼ cup castor sugar, and a pinch of salt.
  • Slowly mix the melted butter into the egg and sugar mixture
  • Fold in flour and vanilla extract
  • Pour into buttered ramekin dishes
  • Add in one cup of water to your instant pot and place trivet stand inside. Place chocolate filled ramekin dishes inside (you should fit 3 at the bottom on at the top).
  • Close Lid and seal, set to high pressure for 8 minutes (I think I did 9 in the end) and quick pressure release.
  • Lift lid carefully off taking care not to spill condensation onto cakes.
  • You can either serve immediately or refrigerate until needed (and then warm up)
  • Dust with a little icing sugar and cocoa powder.

Let me know if you try these recipes and how you will be spending Valentines Day with your loved ones!

** These recipes were written in collaboration with Instant Pot South Africa.**

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