Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tom Colicchio's Braised Short Ribs

Made these for dinner the other night. Delicious!!! The recipe calls for marinating overnight Doh! What if you don't have overnight? I marinated mine for about 5 hours during the day. They were still superb!
I served them with PW's Creamy Herbed Potatoes- which totally deserves a post of its own. Heaven on a plate.

2 tablespoons canola oil
6 flanken-style short ribs with bones, cut 2 inches thick (about 4 pounds); see Note (I used regular short ribs and they were great!)
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 large onion, finely chopped
2 carrots, sliced
3 celery ribs, sliced
3 garlic cloves, thickly sliced
One 750-milliliter bottle dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon
4 thyme sprigs
3 cups chicken stock- I used beef because thats what I had.

1.In a large skillet, heat the oil. Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Add them to the skillet and cook over moderate heat, turning once, until browned and crusty, about 18 minutes. Transfer the ribs to a shallow baking dish in a single layer.

2.Add the onion, carrots, celery and garlic to the skillet and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Add the wine and thyme sprigs and bring to a boil over high heat. Pour the hot marinade over the ribs and let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight, turning the ribs once.

3.Preheat the oven to 350°. Transfer the ribs and marinade to a large, enameled cast-iron casserole. Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Cover and cook in the lower third of the oven for 1 1/2 hours, until the meat is tender but not falling apart. Uncover and braise for 45 minutes longer, turning the ribs once or twice, until the sauce is reduced by about half and the meat is very tender.

4.Skim off as much fat as possible, serve

Make Ahead:
The braised short ribs can be prepared through Step 4 and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

Notes: Flanken-style short ribs (short ribs cut across the bones instead of parallel to them) can be ordered at butcher shops.

1 comment:

JamieB said...

i've recently discovered short ribs... don't ask me why i have only recently discovered them, cause i really don't know.
but these look so yummy! thank you for sharing!!