Modern kitchen appliances were created at one time precisely in order that cooking was associated only with positive emotions - it has long been known that the taste and usefulness of a dish depends on the mood in which it was cooked. And they can be used not only for the preparation of everyday or special holiday dishes. They are able to help in the manufacture of various blanks for the winter. And since most of the workpieces are made in the summer, when it is difficult to breathe from the heat both in the street and in the house, using, for example, a multicooker allows you to reduce the temperature in the kitchen and avoid unnecessary children. And the quality of the blanks obtained with the help of a multicooker is in no way inferior to traditional dishes. One of the simple and very popular dishes that can be easily prepared in a slow cooker, and then, if desired, and squash for the winter is squash caviar.
Further, the process of cooking squash caviar in a slow cooker will be discussed in detail using the Redmond model as an example.
The traditional recipe for the production of squash caviar provides in its composition the actual squash, carrots, onions, butter, seasonings and tomato paste. Many home-food lovers do not always favor tomato paste from the store and prefer to add fresh tomatoes to their caviar, especially if they were grown in their garden. In the recipe below, in order to give the caviar a delicious taste, sweet pepper is introduced into the composition of products, except for tomatoes.
So, for cooking squash caviar you will need:
- Squashes - 2 kg;
- Carrots - 400 g;
- Onion - 300 g;
- Bulgarian pepper - 500 g;
- Tomatoes - 1 kg;
- Vegetable oil - 100 g;
- Garlic - to taste (from one lobule to one head);
- Salt - 10 g;
- Sugar - 15 g;
- Seasonings and herbs to taste - allspice and black pepper, coriander, parsley, dill, celery.
This amount of products in the end should be enough just for a standard 5-liter bowl of the Redmond multicooker.
Vegetables before cooking should be carefully washed and cleaned of excess: zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, onion and garlic peels, pepper - from tails and seed chambers. Following the recipe, the method of chopping vegetables is not of fundamental importance; rather, the sequence of their laying in the multicooker bowl is more important.Tip! To make it easier to rid the tomatoes from the skin, they can be pre-scalded with boiling water.
First, oil is poured into the bowl of the multicooker, and crushed onions and carrots are laid out there as well. The baking mode is set for 10 minutes.
After the end of the program, according to the recipe, finely chopped sweet pepper is added to the bowl, as well as salt and sugar, and in the same mode, the slow cooker works for another 10 minutes.
In the next step, all the vegetables must be transferred to a separate dish, where they are chopped using an immersion blender, mixer or food processor.
At this time, the slow cooker contains finely chopped tomatoes, zucchini, and garlic. Everything is well mixed. Put the mode "quenching" for 40 minutes. The cover of the multicooker can not be closed, so that excess liquid has the ability to evaporate. After 40 minutes, you can add all the seasoned recipes that you put on the recipe and the slow cooker is switched on as before for another 10 minutes.
At this stage, the contents of the multicooker are ground in a separate container and all components of the squash caviar are mixed together again in the bowl of the multicooker. For another 10 minutes, the “quenching” mode is activated and the caviar from squash is ready.Important! Do not chop the vegetables in the crock-pot itself - you can damage its non-stick coating.
If all these procedures seem to you too time consuming, then to facilitate the process, you can immediately mix all the components in the multicooker, set the "quenching" mode for 1.5 hours and only occasionally stir the contents. The resulting caviar from zucchini, of course, will have a slightly different taste, but the slow cooker will do everything for you and you will only enjoy the dish received.