It's not really the season for braising, but a long grilling session in the back yard is a bit off limits right now as we undergo another project. And since I was drawn to some meaty beef short ribs at the market, braising it will be. I decided to try the same method as that I used for some oxtail back in December. The recipe I used is in the link, but briefly, it is browning the short rib, braising them in a soy and apple juice sauce, and then frying them. Instead of a deep fry, I opted for a quick pan fry just to crisp the outside a bit.
For a side dish, I pan fried some brussels sprouts in the duck fat from last night's dinner. Yum!
The most joyous part of this was that both my kids expressed excitement when they thought I was making oxtail. For some reason, it brings a bit of self satisfaction that they are excited about something off the mainstream.
A second place short rib did not disappoint.