Short Rib and Cauliflower Curry

6 Reviews 1 Pic
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    3 h 45 m
  • Ready In

    3 h 55 m
Chef John
Recipe by  Chef John

“This simple, braised beef short ribs recipe combines the best of our country's classic stews with the exotic spices we associate with the cuisine of Asia.”

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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 4 servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; oil lightly.
  3. Place short ribs on the baking sheet and season on all sides with garam masala, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  4. Bake short ribs in the preheated oven until browned, about 20 minutes.
  5. Combine onion, tomato paste, vegetable oil, and red curry paste in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until onion begins to soften, about 3 minutes.
  6. Stir in garlic cloves and cook until garlic is lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in chicken broth, coconut milk, fish sauce, bay leaves, and star anise. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer.
  8. Transfer browned short ribs into coconut milk mixture. Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C) and bake until ribs are tender when pierced with a fork, 3 hours.
  9. Remove Dutch oven from the oven, transfer short ribs to a small bowl, and set aside.
  10. Return Dutch over to the stove top over high heat. Skim fat from top as it begins to boil and remove any bones that may have fallen from the meat.
  11. Stir in cauliflower and cover Dutch oven. Cook until cauliflower is tender, about 5 minutes.
  12. Remove bones from short ribs and place meat in the Dutch oven. Stir in green onions and basil leaves; season with salt and pepper to taste.

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Reviews (6)

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JKT1954
5

JKT1954

This is a great generic curry recipe for the braise king: beef short ribs. In the heat of summer, I browned the ribs over charcoal, getting a good carmelization, losing some of the fat, and adding a subtle smokey flavor. Since the chef advises tasting and adjusting flavors, the rest of the recipe is right on target. Served with an aromatic basmati rice cooked with cardamom pods and whole cloves, this was a hit with my wife.

aputler
2

aputler

This made a terrific Sunday dinner! One of those recipes that makes the whole house smell good while making. Also because there is no starch, you don't feel bogged down after eating. Definite keeper!

NorthernLass
1

NorthernLass

This was the first short rib recipe I ever tried, and it's still one of my favorites. I add carrots and potatoes to make it a cross between curry and beef stew. I also use curry powder, whisked into the veg oil in the recipe, instead of curry paste. This is a hit with the hubby.

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (4 total)

  • Calories
  • 1144 cal
  • 57%
  • Fat
  • 98.3 g
  • 151%
  • Carbs
  • 17.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 48.9 g
  • 98%
  • Cholesterol
  • 189 mg
  • 63%
  • Sodium
  • 856 mg
  • 34%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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