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Red Lantern Beef Shortribs

This recipe comes courtesy of Chef Josh Grinker of Kings County Imperial restaurant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Chef Josh Grinker of Williamsburg’s modern Chinese restaurant, Kings County Imperial, has created incredible shortribs. This particular dish utilizes the Chinese “red cooking” style where a slow braise of soy sauce, cinnamon, star anise and other aromatics impart a red color to the dish. The color red symbolizes happiness and good fortune. 



  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 10 Pounds beef short rib
  • 1 Cup thick soy sauce
  • 1 1/4 Cup soy sauce
  • 2 Cups cooking sherry
  • 10 each star anise
  • 4 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 1/3 Cup ginger, minced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.



Season short ribs with salt. Heat a heavy bottom pot and add vegetable oil. Sear short ribs on all sides until golden brown. 



Meanwhile, heat braising liquid to a simmer. Transfer short ribs to a casserole dish, cover with hot braising liquid, cover casserole, and cook in the oven for 1 1/2-2 hours, until short ribs are fall off the bone tender. Garnish with a few pods of star anise.