Braised Florida Short Ribs with Buttered Egg Noodles
Low and slow is the secret to this savory dish! A few minutes of pan-sear, followed by a few hours in the oven, and the meat literally falls off the bone! This recipe is another favorite by Fresh from Florida (freshfromflorida.com).
1 pack bone-in Florida beef short ribs (usually 4 large ribs attached)
1 cup carrots, chopped
1 cup celery, rinsed and diced
1 large tomato, diced
5 cups beef broth (low sodium)
1 large onion, diced small
1 tbsp. all-purpose seasoning (such as Everglades Seasoning)
2 tbsp. fresh herbs (rosemary & thyme)
1 tbsp. fresh garlic, chopped fine
1 tbsp. olive oil
8 cups cooked egg noodles or preferred pasta like pappardelle
1 tsp. unsalted butter
1 tbsp. fresh parsley. chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
- Prepare the short ribs by getting them ready to trim: Lay the block of attached short ribs down on a clean cutting surface. The two main sides are very different – one has a fat cap, and the other is where most of the meat is attached to the bone. Underneath the layer of fat and between the meat is a layer of silver skin that needs to be removed before cooking. Use a sharp knife to trim the fat all the way down to the silver skin. Carefully remove the silver skin. After flipping the ribs over, there will be another membrane that can be removed before or after the cooking process. The membrane will help the meat stay on the bone during cooking and will easily peel off later. To remove it before cooking, peel a part of it up using a knife, then use a paper towel to grab the membrane so it does not slip while carefully tearing it off.
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Heat a large Dutch oven or roasting pan over medium heat. Season both sides of the short ribs generously with the seasoning blend. Carefully add olive oil to the preheated roasting pan. Add the seasoned short ribs to the oiled pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until a nice crust has formed. Carefully remove the short ribs from the roasting pan. Add the onion, celery, and carrot to the roasting pan and cook for 5 to 7 minutes while stirring. Add the diced tomato, garlic, and herbs, and cook for another minute or two. Deglaze the pan by adding the beef stock and scraping the bottom of the pan to loosen up any cooking bits that were stuck to the bottom of the pan. Bring ingredients to a slight simmer and add the short ribs back to the roasting pan.
- Cover the ribs halfway with the liquid, then cover the roasting pan tightly with foil or the lid. Carefully place the pan in the oven and let roast for 3 hours before checking. After 3 hours, check the tenderness of the short ribs by pulling a bit of the meat from the bone. The short ribs are done when the meat easily pulls away from the bone with little effort. If the meat is not tender yet, recover and return to the oven for another hour until tender and falling off the bone.
- To serve, carefully remove the meat and bones from the pan. The leftover sauce can be used as-is in the pan, or you can carefully puree it in a food processor into a smooth sauce after it has cooled down.
- Cook the preferred pasta or egg noodles as directed on the package. After the pasta is cooked and drained, add the unsalted butter and parsley. Stir to combine and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. To plate, evenly distribute the pasta on 4 plates or large bowls and top the pasta with a short rib bone and its meat. Spoon some of the pan sauce over each dish and serve warm.
- Recipe can be found on Fresh from Florida’s website: https://www.followfreshfromflorida.com/recipes/braised-florida-short-ribs-with-buttered-egg-noodles