Chef Time!

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Ribs, Is What's For Dinner

Braised Beef Short Ribs



Braised Beef Short Ribs, show stopper you can not go wrong with this one for a dinner party as the longer the ribs cook the better.







6 Good Quality Beef Short Ribs
2 celery stalk
2 carrots
One onion
3 cloves of garlic
1 fresh thyme bundle
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
One bottle of good hearty dry red wine

We first need to brown the short ribs, so season the short ribs heavily with salt and pepper almost pushing the salt and pepper into the meat. Take a hot pot and canola oil and brown each side until nicely crusted and set aside. Make sure you brown the short ribs in the same pot as you’re going to finish the dish so we keep all those magical flavors on the bottom. Now drain any excess grease from that pot and toss. Now in a food processor take the celery, onion, carrot and garlic and grind it until it’s almost a fine chop. Now add this to the pot on a medium heat and add some salt and pepper and cook it out for about 15-20 min until it’s starting to caramelize. Now add the bottle of good red wine, in fact whatever wine you will want to drink with this meal use the same one in this dish. Add the entire bottle and the bundle of thyme.
Now cook in a 375 oven for about 4 hours checking to see that the liquid has not reduced too much, adding water if needed. For the last 20 minutes take the lid off and let everything tighten up a little until you feel the liquid tastes nice and rich. At this point the meat should be fork tender and ready to fall off the bone.
Now remove the short bibs and cover with foil. Take a sieve or strainer and pour that braising liquid through it removing the solids. Check for seasoning and get ready to plate. I like to serve mine with some Garlic Mash, so I add a large serving of the potatoes to the plate followed by the short rib then I ladle some of that amazing braising liquid around and Voila! Amazing…enjoy folks.

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