Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Recipe #51 - Stirring the Pot: Slow-Roasted Beef Ribs with Mushroom Stroganoff
Tyler won us over with this version of beef stroganoff. It was rich, meaty, indulgent and comforting.
The recipe calls for 3 pounds of beef short ribs, cut into 2 ribs apiece. I halved the recipe, buying one and a half pounds of beef ribs and opted not to cut them, leaving them whole. The ribs are simply placed in a roasting pan, drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted for 3 hours in a 300F oven. You can hardly get more simple than that.
When the 3 hours time frame is closing in, start preparing your sauce. You'll need mushrooms, garlic, shallots, to start. Once the mushrooms have browned, add the garlic and shallots. When the garlic and shallots are fragrant, remove from heat and add the cognac, scraping to deglaze the pan.
Return the pan to heat and add whipping cream. Reduce and simmer, until reduced by half. Turn off heat and stir in mustard and sour cream. Season with salt and pepper and keep warm until serving. This is one thick and luxurious sauce.
Meanwhile, cook one pound of egg noodles (I chose egg pappardelle noodles from Trader Joe's) in a pot of salted water. Drain well, toss with butter and chopped parsley. Pile buttered parsley noodles high on a plate, top with ribs, and finish with stroganoff sauce. Garnish with parsley. (I really wish I had parsley on hand for this dish. As it was, I was out of parsley and all other green herbs).
You can find the recipe HERE on Recipe.com
Notes/Results: This recipe is actually one of the easier Tyler recipes I've tried. I had concerns about not searing the short ribs first and I also worried that they would dry out, but they didn't. The end result was richly colored short ribs with almost crispy, crackly edges that pair wonderfully with the rich and luxurious stroganoff sauce. The stroganoff sauce was like liquid gold! I really wish I had the fresh parsley on hand because I think the dish definitely needed that fresh pick me up, which only fresh herbs can deliver. I think this is a tasty, comforting, quick and easy Tyler recipe that would be great for family dinners or entertaining. No hard to follow instructions, no long list of ingredients, and best of all: NO BIG MESS to clean up! All in all, this is a great recipe.
I still have two rather heavy recipes to post this month:
Baked Fresh Ham with Apple-Cranberry Chutney, which I will probably prepare for Easter and Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder with Salsa Verde and Grainy Mustard Mashed Potatoes. After that, I will be posting some seafood and salads. There are still 39 recipes left for me to cook in Stirring the Pot.
On another note: I was hoping to cook up some Irish fare for St. Patrick's Day in celebration of my Irish roots, but turns out the kids and I are feeling a bit under the weather this week. Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all!