There’s No Braiseness Like Short Ribness

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Everything about it is appealing… easy braised short ribs, Ethel Merman-style!

There’s No Braiseness Like Short Ribness - a recipe for short ribs inspired by Ethel Merman!

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Hot on the heels of our Everything’s Coming Up (Marie) Roses post comes another food pun based on a different quintessential Ethel Merman (quintessethel?) song, There’s No Business Like Show Business, possibly one of the most famous musical theatre songs ever.

The song is, of course, from Irving Berlin’s Annie Get Your Gun, which we featured what feels like years ago in Anything You Can Dough (I Can Ciabatta). The show is not terribly “woke” by today’s standards but, mercifully, they never called any of their Native American characters Short Rib.

Speaking of…

Place a couple of beef short ribs in a casserole along with 200-300ml red wine, a chopped onion and a couple of crushed garlic cloves. Cover and pop into the oven at 140-150C (fan) for 2.5 to 3 hours, checking the liquid levels every hour or so (top up with more wine or water if needed). Once done, pour off the fat and, if desired, thicken the sauce with a little cornflour mixed with water (you can always add more wine/stock at this point if needed). Adjust seasoning and serve!

There’s No Braiseness Like Short Ribness - a recipe for short ribs inspired by Ethel Merman!

 

Serves Serves 2 (or 1 greedy person)

There’s No Braiseness Like Short Ribness
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Ingredients

  • 2 short ribs
  • 300ml red wine
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp cornflour (optional)
  • Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 140-150C (fan).
  2. Place a couple of beef short ribs in a casserole dish along with the red wine, onion and garlic cloves.
  3. Cover and pop into the oven for 2.5 to 3 hours, checking the liquid levels every hour or so (top up with more wine or water if needed).
  4. Once done, pour off the fat and, if desired, thicken the sauce with a little cornflour mixed with water (you can always add more wine/stock at this point if needed). Adjust seasoning and serve!
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