Beef short ribs: recipe?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by hopkins_student, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. hopkins_student

    hopkins_student Senior member

    Messages:
    3,225
    Likes Received:
    184
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2004
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Anyone have a favorite way to prepare these? Thanks.
     


  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Likes Received:
    2,047
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    Browned and braised in veal stock and red wine until tender.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    41,574
    Likes Received:
    2,814
    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Location:
    In Hiding
    Brown ribs on all sides; remove and set aside.

    Brown mirepoix.

    Add tomato paste and cook.

    Singer with flour; cook the flour.

    Deglaze pot with red wine and a little port; boil that down by about half.

    Re-add ribs and add veal stock halfway up the ribs.

    Add boquet garni.

    Bring liquid to near-boil.

    Cover pot and cook in 300 oven for 3-4 hours; turning the ribs every so often (30 minutes is a lot, every hour at least).

    Remove ribs, strain liquid, reduce to nappe consistency. Thicken with a starch slurry if necessary.
     


  4. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

    Messages:
    33,652
    Likes Received:
    857
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago
    Browned and braised in veal stock and red wine until tender.

    +1. Keep it simple.
    Brown them, pull them out. Then brown some mirepoix in the pan and pincer a tiny bit of tomato paste, then deglaze with red wine. Add ribs back in, fill 2/3 of the way up the meat with stock and let it simmer until they're done.
     


  5. Spatlese

    Spatlese Senior member

    Messages:
    2,288
    Likes Received:
    14
    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2008
    ^^ What they said.

    Here's my weekend attempt, following the same basic principles (apologies to kwilk and manton for the plating, I was half-cut by the time I got to this course):

    [​IMG]
     


  6. korce

    korce Senior member

    Messages:
    344
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2007
    Location:
    Toronto
    The simple recipes above sound excellent.

    If you're looking for a twist, I've tried an excellent Indian Short Rib recipe in Vikram Vij's cookbook. It is definitely worth a shot if you can find it (or own the book).
     


  7. andyw

    andyw Senior member

    Messages:
    920
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Location:
    NYC
    The Cook's Illustrated recipe for Short Ribs with Red Wine is killer. However you go, any recipe deserves a bottle of robust red.
     


  8. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL


  9. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    OH.. and Kalbi [​IMG] mmm.... Kalbi
     


  10. hi-val

    hi-val Senior member

    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Sear on all sides. Rub with Five-Spice powder.

    Put in roaster with a can of beer for liquid, cook for 4hrs at 300 degrees. Check every now and then to make sure it isn't drying out.

    Thyme and fivespice are my two default beef seasonings with roasting...
     


  11. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    When you say "roaster", do you mean a dutch oven? Or actual on a rack open top roasting pan?
     


  12. Maharlika

    Maharlika Senior member

    Messages:
    2,157
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2007
    Location:
    South Park
    I like beef short rib soup. It reminds me of a simplier version of Spanish Cocido.

    Beef Short Rib Soup Recipe

    Beef Short Rib Soup 2 lbs. beef chuck short ribs, cut into 2-inch pieces 8 c. water 1 c. chopped onion 1/4 c. dry sherry (optional) 4 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. pepper 1/4 tsp. 2 med. potatoes, diced 3 med. carrots, diagonally sliced into bite-size pieces 1 lg. can tomatoes About 1 (4 oz.) bottle horseradish About 3 hours before serving: In 6-quart Dutch oven or saucepot over high heat, heat short ribs and water to boiling. With spoon, skim off foam. Add onion, sherry, salt, pepper, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/ 2hours. Add potatoes, carrots and cabbage; over high heat, heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender. Serve soup and let persons dip meat in horseradish. I serve it with bread and wine.
     


  13. Alter

    Alter Senior member

    Messages:
    4,539
    Likes Received:
    145
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2004
    One of my favorite preparations from one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago:

    http://www.tasteofthenfl.com/news/re...9-chicago.html


    That sauce sounds amazing!:

    For the Sauce:
    4 cups good quality red wine vinegar,
    pref. Zinfandel vinegar
    1 ½ cups packed dark brown sugar
    3/4 cup dark raisins
     


  14. hi-val

    hi-val Senior member

    Messages:
    429
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    When you say "roaster", do you mean a dutch oven? Or actual on a rack open top roasting pan?

    Dutch oven, casserole with a lid, cast iron pan with foil over it; you want something that will hold in the moisture.
     


  15. ChicagoRon

    ChicagoRon Senior member

    Messages:
    6,217
    Likes Received:
    157
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2007
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    That makes more sense... so it is still a braise and not an actual roast. I believe roast short ribs would pull your teeth out.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by