Red-wine Braised Short Ribs

Red-wine Braised Short Ribs
   Red-wine Braised Short Ribs
Dishes from The Macy's Culinary Council
Red-wine Braised Short Ribs

Short ribs are always an excellent menu choice for a classic holiday dinner. The Port wine reduction and garlic butter enhance the natural flavors in the red meat, bring you and your dinner guest an natural and delicious entrée. 

4
Servings
1090
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Recipe compliments of Marc Forgione

Ingredients

For the Ribs

  • 4 boneless short ribs, 1 pound each
  • Kosher salt
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 3 fresh bay leaves or 1 1/2 dried
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 ounces (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic heads, halved
  • 20 garlic cloves, halved
  • 8 shallots, diced
  • 5 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 20 whole black peppercorns, cracked
  • 1/3 cup tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 cups dry red wine, such as cabernet sauvignon
  • 6 cups ruby Port
  • 5 cups veal stock
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 3 bacon slices
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Salt and pinch of black pepper
  • 4 fresh bay leaves, or 2 dried
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon

For the Garlic Butter:

  • 1/4 cup garlic, minced
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter. softend
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Directions

For the Ribs

Thoroughly pat the ribs dry and season them liberally with salt. Refrigerate the ribs, uncovered, overnight.

Let the ribs sit at room temperature for 40 minutes before cooking. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 300 degrees F; position the rack in the middle. Make a bouquet garni with 8 sprigs of the thyme, the rosemary, bacon, celery, and 2 fresh (or 1 dried) bay leaves. Tie the bouquet garni together with kitchen twine.

Add enough oil to a large ovenproof heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven to cover the bottom of the pot and set it over high heat. Just before it starts to smoke, add the ribs, and reduce the heat to medium-high. Brown the ribs on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Add the butter and halved garlic heads and cook until the butter browns. Transfer the ribs to a platter and set aside. Remove half of the butter from the pot and discard. Return the pot to the stovetop and add the bouquet garni. Cook for 1 minute until the bacon begins to brown. Add the garlic cloves, shallots, carrots, onions, and peppercorns to the pot and cook until the vegetables brown slightly, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the flour and cook for 1 minute. Add 6 cups of the wine, and 3 cups of the Port. Cook until the mixture has reduced by one-third. Return the ribs to the pot, add the veal and chicken stocks, and bring to a simmer. Place a piece of parchment paper over the pot, and cover tightly with a lid. Transfer the pot to the oven and cook for about 4 hours.

While the ribs cook, make the Port reduction. In a medium pot set over medium heat, combine the remaining 3 cups of Port, sugar, a pinch of black pepper (4 to 5 turns on the pepper mill), and salt to taste. Bring the liquid to a simmer and cook until it reduces by half and the reduction thickens and coats the back of the spoon. Remove from the heat and set aside.

Remove the ribs from the Dutch oven to a plate. Strain the remaining sauce using a fine mesh strainer into a pot. Bring to a boil, turn down to a simmer, skimming off any fat. Add the Port reduction. Return the ribs to the Dutch oven and pour the sauce over the ribs (if you have the time, let them sit overnight, if not, they can be served immediately).

If cooling the ribs overnight, about 1 hour and 15 minutes before serving, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F; position the rack in the middle. Place the ribs and their sauce in an ovenproof dish, place the bay leaves on top, and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Cover the dish and warm the ribs in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes. Uncover and cook for 30 minutes more, or until the meat is soft and warmed through.

 

 

For the Garlic Butter:

Combine all ingredients together. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

 

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
24%
Sugar
38g
42%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
89mg
30%
Carbohydrate, by difference
134g
100%
Protein
47g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
88µg
13%
Vitamin B-12
4µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
91mg
100%
Calcium, Ca
211mg
21%
Choline, total
125mg
29%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Fluoride, F
3µg
0%
Folate, total
110µg
28%
Iron, Fe
6mg
33%
Magnesium, Mg
59mg
18%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
11mg
79%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
331mg
47%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
14µg
25%
Sodium, Na
1569mg
100%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
814g
30%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Wine Shopping Tip

Choose a wine that you would drink. If you wouldn't drink it on its own, you shouldn't cook with it.

Wine Cooking Tip

After cooking steak, you can use red wine to de-glaze the pan.

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