Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Braised Five Spice Short Ribs

6 Beef short ribs
2 yellow onions sliced
6 whole garlic cloves
1 thumb size piece of ginger
2 cups Chicken stock
1 cup tamari
1/2 cup mirin
1/4 cup sweet soy sauce
4 T Brown Sugar
4 T sesame oil
1 stick cinnamon
2 star anise pods
i T Szechuan peppercorns
5 whole cloves

marinate beef with a drizzle of tamari, mirin S & P and refrigerate ( 1 or 2 days ). Brown meat in skillet, pull out and hold. De glaze with onions, garlic and ginger & cook until golden brown. add the remaining ingredients. If necessary transfer to braising dish. Cover with lid or foil and cook for 8 hours at 200 F or until tender. Remove beef and let it rest. Strain and reduce braising liquid until it becomes syrup like consistency and pour back over beef.

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