Cara's Cucina: Guinness Braised Short Ribs

Cara and Chef Anthony Ferrando of Dish in Red Bank make Guinness Braised Short Ribs.

Cara and Chef Anthony Ferrando of Dish in Red Bank make Guinness Braised Short Ribs. (11/15/13)

Chef Anthony Ferrando of Dish in Red Bank: Guinness Braised Short Ribs.

Dish
13 White Street
Red Bank, NJ
732-345-7070
dishredbank.com


Ingredients:
¼ cup flour (Wondra)
1 tablespoon cumin, ground
Salt and fresh ground pepper
4lbs short ribs
3 carrots, peeled and diced
1 onion diced
4 ribs celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic
1 can Guinness beer
½ cup cider vinegar
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup molasses (optional)
2 cups beef broth
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
3 carrots peeled and diced 1 onion diced 4 ribs celery chopped 2 cloves garlic

Directions
Combine first 4 ingredients, salt and pepper to taste and place on a tray or plate for dredging.
Dredge short ribs in this dry mixture.
Heat olive oil in a large, high-sided sauté pan
Sear short ribs on top and bottom
Once short ribs have a nice, golden brown crust, remove from the pan and set aside
Add carrots, onion, celery and garlic to sauté pan and caramelize
While those ingredients are caramelizing, get your 1 can of Guinness beer and cider vinegar ready to add to the onion mixture
Add Guinness beer and cider vinegar to onion mixture, reduce by ¼
Add ½ cup brown sugar to beer mixture and continue to reduce
Add ¼ cup molasses (optional) and continue to reduce a little more
Add 2 cups beef broth and 4 oz. bittersweet chocolate
Place short ribs in roasting pan and pour sauté mixture over them (3/4 way to the top of the ribs)
Cover tightly with foil and let cook slowly in a 325-degree oven for approximately 3 hours  

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