October 20, 2011

{Friday Night Dinner} Braised Beef Short Ribs

 Luke had been craving short ribs for a long time, so I decided to give them a whirl. I followed a recipe from this awesome blog. Quite an endeavor, but well worth every mouthwatering minute!

season some short ribs and let them rest

chop some veg and fresh herbs

uncork some tasty red wine

give half to yourself and half to the pot
(please disregard our messy kitchen. it is well used and loved!)

simmer and reduce wine with veg, herbs and broth

sear ribs (patiently)

if you don't own a $300 ceramic cast iron, Le Creuset dutch oven, do not fret (like I did). just use the deepest casserole dish you have on hand. put all ingredients in, cover, place gently in oven, and go away for 3 hours (drink more wine and watch 6 episodes of Property Brothers to pass the time) prepare mashed tators during last half hour

feel seduced by the amazing aroma and take dish out. transfer ribs back to oven to "crisp" just a tad
(trust me that these are incredibly tender, even though they appear to be extra crispy)

serve swiss chard (or kale or spinach) with broth and horseradish crème fraiche

see how moist and tender?
DEVOUR and enjoy!!!

Luke claims that these were the BEST short ribs he's ever had. I don't know if he was just being super sweet or if he was super serious (i'd like to think the latter :) but it's definitely a keeper to make again. I'd love to serve this to our parents or friends sometime!

(if you'd like my adapted version of the recipe, let me know and I will happily email it to you)


Nicky said...

Seriously??? I wish I could pick that off my screen! Cute shot of you in the kitchen- every good chef sips a little wine while cooking. I believe it brings out the creative chefness in you (said in a staunchy accent) ;D I did make a corn, bacon, shrimp soup from cooking light recently (why it was even near the magazine is a mystery to me..) but it sure was tasty! Happy Monday!

Pure Ella said...

Now that's a post for my husband ;)
He would adore me if I made that!

jenn from midlife modern said...

Good God, woman---now that is a DINNER!!! I had short ribs the first time several years ago and swore I would make them at home myself. Hasn't happened yet. I think fall/winter will change all that. Your version (including what you served it with) looks incredible!

Terri said...

WOW, Ang! That looks (and sounds) so amazing!! You just might have to give me a cooking lesson or two when I make it up there to visit! Luke is one lucky man! :)