Braising Ribs

 

Red Wine Braised Short Ribs

Probably any recipe for short ribs that involves braising will yield succulent, fall-apart-on-your-fork tenderness and be worth trying.  Braising is essentially slow cooking in liquid, and works wonders on tougher cuts like ribs and shoulders.  Another indicator that a braising recipe will be good is if it tells you to brown the meat first.  Also, if it includes red wine you can almost never go wrong!  This is a classic example of a perfect short-rib recipe that would also work well with lamb shanks, lamb ribs or even pork ribs.  It comes from Epicurious, probably my favourite online source for recipes.  Here it is:  http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/red-wine-braised-shortribs-367736 .  Note:  if you are not making your own beef stock, see if you can find some from Stock Exchange.  They make very high quality broths from bones coming from ecologically and locally raised animals (including ours!)