Braised Short Ribs – Northern Style Recipe

Braised Short Ribs

These Short Ribs Rock!

Braising Short Ribs usually calls for some sort of pan fry before they’re cooked in vegetable broth, right?  The only difference here is that the frying is done after and as strange as that may sound, the benefits are phenomenal. They are different from most recipes out there, I’ll give you that one, but if you sink your teeth into this Short Ribs recipe, you are going to get flavor beyond flavor, with a texture and tenderness your mouth and stomach just won’t believe.

This Short Ribs recipe also has an Asian influence.  For example, there’s Soy Sauce and Sugar.  But So what!  What Barbecue Sauce doesn’t have sugar in it?  None! Everybody sweetens up their sauce with something.  And I don’t think Corporate Chains like P.F. Chang’s would have a recipe like this one on their Menu if these ribs weren’t amazing.  And that’s exactly what they are.  These Braised Short Ribs are amazing.  But don’t take my word for it, though.  Look up Northern Style Short Ribs, yourself, and tell me what you find.

Braised Short Ribs Ingredients:

1 Rack of Pork Ribs
1 1/2 qt. Chicken Broth
1/3 cup Soy Sauce
1/3 cup Rice Wine
1/3 cup Sugar (Optional)
3 or 4 Garlic Cloves
1/2 tsp Ginger, chopped (optional)
1 bunch Green Onions, 6 to 8
1 Sprig Cilantro
1 tsp Anise
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1 tsp Sesame Oil
Water for Poaching

Topping

2 tbsp Sugar
1/2 tsp Five Spice Powder (or cinnamon)

In a large cooking pot, fill halfway with water and bring it to a boil on the stove.  Clean the rack of ribs with a clean water rinse, then remove the membrane using a paper towel.  Score the back side of the ribs(bone side) with your knife, then cut in between every rib bone, separating one from the other.  Place the ribs into the boiling water and Poach for 20 to 25 Minutes.  Remove from heat, strain and rinse the ribs and clean off any cooked blood.  Place the ribs back into the same pot and add all the above ingredients.  Bring the Broth to a boil then reduce heat to medium and cook for approximately 1 hour.  Then pull out every individual rib and place them on a pan.  At this point the ribs can be eaten or refrigerated if you’d like to wait or skip the frying process, otherwise fry the ribs, 6 at a time at 350 degrees for about 2 minutes. Mix the Topping ingredients together and toss the ribs in a bowl with 1 tbsp of the Sugar and Five Spice mix and serve the Braised Short Ribs, Log Cabin style, 2 over 2, over 2.

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I’m just a regular guy in search of his bliss and I find that bliss in food and all of its many cultural differences. A very seasoned and experience chef taught me how to use my pallet to best serve and prepare a dish with all of its natural flavors from other foods before ever introducing “forced flavoring”, such as salt. My goal isn’t just to teach how to incorporate these products into simple gourmet dishes but to show, how easy, it can be done from anyone’s Kitchen with cheaper, convenient substitutions that will not only blow your mind, but insure that most no one will be able to ever tell the difference! Welcome to The Poor Man’s Gourmet Kitchen!

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