Also known as
Braising ribs, crosscut ribs, flanken cut, English short ribs & Korean short rib
Made up of the rib bone and layers of rib meat and fat the short ribs are taken from the forequarter. They are full of flavour and fall off the bone tender.
What to look for when buying Short Ribs
Look for well-marbled, meaty ribs, firmly attached to the bone and without huge amounts of surface fat. If possible try to choose ribs from the Chuck, they may be called beef chuck ribs, ribs from the flank end have less meat but are still very tasty. Avoid boneless short ribs, meat cooked on the bone will provide the best flavour.
Best Cooking Method
Short ribs respond well to slow-roasting whether it be with a dry rub or immersed in a bath of rich flavours.
2 ½ kg Short Ribs
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp sea salt flakes
1 tsp mustard powder
1 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp ground black pepper
Preheat barbecue on low with lid closed (oven to 150C)
Combine all dry ingredients together. Place ribs in a shallow roasting pan and rub dry ingredients well over both sides of ribs.
Cover pan with foil and cook in barbeque with lid closed with indirect heat. Cook for 3 hours or until ribs are tender.
Note: Oven can be used instead of barbeque.
½ cup tomato sauce
¼ cup brown sugar
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp American mustard
1 tsp ground paprika
Combine the tomato sauce, sugar, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, mustard and paprika in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until sauce boils and thickens slightly.
Uncover the ribs and brush evenly with the barbecue sauce. Roast, brushing with any extra sauce occasionally, for 30 mins or until ribs are sticky and falling off the bone.
Blue Cheese Potato Salad
1 kg baby chat potatoes
2 slices bacon, finely sliced and cooked until crispy
½ cup olive oil
3 tbsp white vinegar
½ bunch eschallots, sliced
100gm blue cheese, crumbled
Salt & pepper to taste
Add potatoes to large pot of salted water and cook until tender but still firm. Drain, cool and dice, leaving skins on.
In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar and eschallots.
Add the potatoes, bacon and cheese and toss to coat. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
BBQ Corn Salsa
3 whole cobs of corn, husk still on
¼ cup red onions, fine dice
¼ cup red capsicum, diced
¼ cup coriander, chopped
120ml olive oil
¾ tsp salt
¼ tsp cumin
¼ tsp paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 lime, juiced
Place corn on top of a burner on your (gas) stove or BBQ. Cook over medium heat. Turn the corn every 20 to 30 seconds, until the corn blackens then set aside in bowl covered in cling film for 20 minutes.
Remove husks and carefully slice off the corn kernels. (Do not wash with water as this will remove any barbeque flavour)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Set aside until ready to serve.
Spoon potato salad on plate, with short ribs resting on top. Spoon corn salsa over ribs.