Laura Pazzaglia is the founder of the Hip Pressure Cooking website.
She’s an industry-recognized expert in pressure cookery serving the last decade as a consultant for manufacturers in Europe and America and performing demonstrations worldwide.
Laura does more than write and test recipes, her books and articles explore the mechanics of pressure cooking, how ingredients react under pressure and the nutritional benefits of pressure cooking- one of her articles is cited in scientific literature.
She has appeared in several infomercials and pressure cooker demonstration videos. But, mostly, she prefers giving classes and live product demonstrations where cooks can taste the benefits of pressure cooking. She produced a free video series using the Instant Pot, Pressure Cooking School, to reach and teach more cooks the ease of pressure cookery.
Currently, Laura lives in Italy near Rome and travels frequently to the United States and Europe to share her passion for kitchen technology. She holds a green belt in Goshin Do (Shotokan Karate specialty) and when not cooking or writing she is defending and attacking her way to a black belt.
Previously, she spent about 15 years as an information technology professional in San Francisco and California’s Silicon Valley.
I usually hate brussel sprouts. In the past they always tasted bitter.
I made without pomegranate seeds and used walnut oil instead of olive oil. Best I’ve ever had. I will try the pomegranate seeds next time. Yum!
Skip this. Roast your Brussel Sprouts in your oven with a little pancetta and add balsamic at the end.
The Brussel sprouts fall through the steamer basket
I made it! Yes, the brussels sprouts fell through the steamer basket so i just put them right in the water. I think 2 minutes pressure cooking would be long enough, but i thought they were delicious!
3 minutes seems too long. Came out too soft. I’ll try 2 minutes next time. Otherwise, it’s a great alternative to roasting the sprouts. The advantage of steaming is that, unlike in the oven, the sprouts don’t shrink.