First of all, I know I know, it’s been awhile. Things like a baby and wisdom teeth and holiday parties and the general rush of December have made it difficult to write. But I can assure you I am alive and have been busier than ever in the kitchen. I have the mess to prove it.
I’ve made some pretty awesome recipes over the past month but I think this one takes the cake and I’m sure happy it does. What a more fitting way to start off the year with a new killer recipe under your belt. Much better than a hangover.
So find a date in January that deserves something special…a birthday? Anniversary? A Thursday night? Pick something and get this going in your oven. You’ll be oh so happy that you did.
Here’s to 2013! Thank you, all, for reading this blog. For being patient with me when I disappear, and for trusting me enough to prepare meals that you read on here. It truly does make me so happy!
- 3 to 4 lbs short ribs, bone in or boneless (I always use bone in because I like bones. I'm creepy that way).
- 2 TBS canola oil
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- couple of slices of fresh ginger
- 2 TBS stir fry sauce, I used General Tsao's stir fry sauce from Trader Joes
- 2 TBS honey
- noodles, I used egg noodles
- 1 TBS butter
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- sesame seeds, for topping
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
- Heat your (larger) dutch oven over medium to medium high heat. Add the first TBS of oil and brown the ribs in batches, adding more oil if necessary.
- Combine the rest of the ingredients up until the egg noodles and whisk together.
- Place all the ribs in your dutch oven and pour the marinade over them. The ribs should be mostly submerged in the liquid. If not, add 1/2 cup more of water combined with 1/2 cup more of soy sauce.
- Partially cover and cook in your oven for 3-4 hours, until the meat is falling off the bones and the liquid has thickened. I turned the ribs every 45 minutes or so but I'm not convinced that was entirely necessary. If you can, great, if not you won't ruin it.
- Cook your noodles of choice according to package directions. Add the butter and scallions and stir until combined. Pour your noodles in deep bowls, top with 2-3 short ribs along with some of that amazing sauce and sprinkle sesame seeds over the top.
What will you be making these for? I’d love to hear!