Monday, March 11, 2019

bon appetit Red Wine Soy-Braised Short Ribs

  • Beautiful dish by bon appetit Serves 6-8


    4 lb. 2"-thick boneless beef short ribs or 5 lb. 2"-thick crosscut bone-in short ribs (flanken style), cut into 2x2" pieces
    Kosher salt
    2 Tbsp. + 1 tsp. grapeseed or extra-virgin olive oil
    1 large onion, chopped
    8 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 2" piece ginger, peeled, sliced ⅛" thick
    2 cups dry red wine
    1/2 cup mirin (sweet Japanese rice wine)
    1/3 cup soy sauce
    1/4 cup (packed) light brown sugar
    1/4 mu radish or daikon (about 8 oz.), peeled, cut into 1" pieces
    1 large egg, beaten to blend
    Shilgochu or gochugaru (coarse Korean hot pepper flakes), sliced scallions, and cooked rice (for serving)

  • Directions:

    • Season short ribs all over with salt. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a small pot over medium-high. Working in 2 batches, cook ribs, turning occasionally and reducing heat if needed to prevent scorching, until browned all over, 10–12 minutes per batch. Transfer to a plate.

      Add onion, garlic, and ginger to same pot and cook, stirring often, until softened and lightly browned, 6–8 minutes. Add wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until liquid is reduced by half, 8–10 minutes. Add mirin, soy sauce, brown sugar, and 2 cups water. Return ribs to pot and bring liquid to a simmer. Partially cover pot and cook, reducing heat to maintain a very gentle simmer and adding splashes of water and skimming as needed, until ribs are very tender (they should shred easily) and stew is saucy, 3–3½ hours. Add radish about 1 hour before ribs are done. Remove from heat.

      Heat remaining 1 tsp. oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add egg, tilting pan to create a very thin 6–8" circle. Cook just until set, about 1 minute, then roll up egg into a cylinder; transfer to a cutting board. Thinly slice into ribbons. Top ribs with egg, shilgochu, and scallions. Serve with rice alongside. Yum Yum! 

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