Recipe: Braised Beef Short Ribs

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Bon Appetit
Andrew Lampasone, owner of Wine Watch in Fort Lauderdale, enjoys a good meal with his wine.  This braised beef short rib recipe is a winner at their catered events and at his home dinner table. 

Braised Beef Short Rib au Thyme Jus

This recipe needs 2 days of marinading and has a few steps to it, but the end result is worth the extra effort.


4 each, 8 oz beef short ribs boneless, square cut 1/2 inch thick

For marinade:
1 tsp orange zest
1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1 tbsp coarse black pepper

For braising liquid:
4 cups Cabernet wine
2 cups chicken stock
2 cups veal demi-glace
1 sweet onion, cut into quarters
1 carrot, split lengthwise
1 stalk celery, cut into pieces
1 head garlic, split
1 tbsp whole black peppercorns
1 bay leaf

Make the marinade in a deep dish.  Place the ribs in the marinade, making sure they are fully submerged in the liquid, cover and let sit in fridge overnight. 

Preheat the grill.  Grill the beef short ribs on all sides, until nicely seared and set aside.

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  In a heavy braising pan combine all the ingredients, including the grilled short ribs.  Make sure the ribs are submerged in the braising liquid and cover tightly with aluminum foil.  Cook for 6 hours. Let the ribs cool down over night in the refrigerator in the braising liquid.  Next day, remove the ribs carefully from the braising liquid. Reserve the braising liquid for the thyme jus.

Thyme Jus


Reserved braising liquid, strained
1/4 cup honey, orange blossom
10 sprigs fresh thyme
salt and pepper to taste

 In a heavy bottom sauce pan combine all the ingredients except the thyme.  Bring to a boil and then turn down and simmer to until liquid is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.  Remove from heat.  Steep in fresh thyme, mixing slowly for a few minutes.  Season with salt and pepper.  Strain through a mesh strainer and reserve hot.

To serve:

Place the short rib and thyme jus in a medium saute pan over medium heat.  Cook until the ribs are slightly glazed, turning every few minutes until the ribs are heated through.   Serve over a parsnip puree (recipe below), plating the puree in the middle of the plate.  Top with glazed short rib and drizzle remaining sauce around the plate.  Garnish with a sprig of fresh thyme and candied orange peel.

Parsnip Puree


2 cups parsnips, peeled and cut into large dice
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp unsalted butter
salt and pepper to taste

In a heavy bottom saucepan combine parsnips and vegetable stock.  Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer and cook for about 45 minutes or until parsnips are tender. Strain the parsnips from the cooking liquid. Heat the sauce pan over medium heat with butter and heaving cream and bring to a simmer.  In a food processor puree parsnips with butter and cream mixture until very smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Location Info

Wine Watch

901 Progresso Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Category: Restaurant

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