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Malt-braised Beef Short Ribs

by on September 29, 2016
 

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Wikipedia says ‘Short ribs are a cut of beef taken from the brisket, chuck, plate, or rib areas of beef cattle. They consist of a short portion of the rib bone, which is overlain by meat which varies in thickness.’

For the longest of times, I’ve been planning a cook with Malt – since 2011. Five years on, I’ve braised pork leg in some and made a bacon jam.

Here, I present to you, feef short ribs spiced with yaji, popularly used in Nigerian suya.

Get your Beef Short RibsBeef short ribs 😍😍😍 . . Thank you @niyiwillz and @chef_fregz for letting me know they were available at Shoprite . . Wikipedia says 'Short ribs are a cut of beef taken from the brisket, chuck, plate, or rib areas of beef c

Season with yaji
Beef short ribs spiced with yaji - a peanut spice rub, popularly used in Nigerian suya . . Wikipedia says 'Short ribs are a cut of beef taken from the brisket, chuck, plate, or rib areas of beef cattle. They consist of a short portion of the rib bone, whi

Brown in a lightly greased pan. Note that this act is very smoky so keep doors and windows open. You’re welcome.
Beef short ribs being browned. . . Browning meat, also known as searing does a lot for a dish: it locks in and deepens flavour (and moisture?) as well as adds colour to the finished dish. It might also kill bacteria that may be on the surface of the meat

Browning meat, also known as searing does a lot for a dish: it locks in and deepens flavour (and moisture?) as well as adds colour to the finished dish. It might also kill bacteria that may be on the surface of the meat.

Anyhow, the surface of the meat caramelises in what’s known as the Maillard reaction. The flavours that develop are a combination of nutty, caramel with a hint of bitter.

Prepare your vegetables – in this case, I went with carrots, onions, green chilies, fresh dates, fresh thyme. Then sautee lightly in a heavy-bottomed pot – a Dutch oven/ cast iron pot.Left - fresh dates. I know they look like Irish potatoes but trust me...they're not . . Fresh dates are common during Ramadan . . These are the vegetables going into my braised short ribs . . #Kitchenbutterfly #Nigerianproduce #vegetables #eattherainbow #Vegetable medley: Carrots Onions Green chilies Fresh dates Fresh thyme #Kitchenbutterfly #Nigerianproduce #vegetables #eattherainbow #NewNigerianKitchen #Nigeriancuisine #Nigerianfood #naijafood #NewNigerianCuisine

Combine the vegetables with the browned short ribs and top up with Malt drinks to braise. I ensure my meat and veg are covered.
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And then I pop the lid on and let cook on low heat for an hour or two, till the meat is tender. Along the way, I season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Doesn't this look amazing? Malt braised beef short ribs 😍😍😍 #Kitchenbutterfly #Nigerianproduce #beef #shortribs #beefshortribs #meat #patterns #ribs #yaji #suyaspice #NewNigerianKitchen #Nigeriancuisine #Nigerianfood #naij

 To serve: some white rice and sauteed vegetables work a treat. This is a combination that has never failed me.My plate #Kitchenbutterfly #Nigerianproduce #beef #shortribs #beefshortribs #meat #patterns #ribs #yaji #suyaspice #NewNigerianKitchen #Nigeriancuisine #Nigerianfood #naijafood #NewNigerianCuisine #Sundayrice
Have you braised in Malt before?