Mediterranean Shortribs

A wonderfully aromatic braise with an Eastern Mediterranean flavour. Shortribs are favourite cut to stew. The bones add flavour and the meat stays juicy. Baking the ribs without any sauce at the end improves the texture, but this is optional step.

Make this a day ahead. After they have been refrigerated it is easy to remove the fat. The taste also improves as the shortribs marinate in the sauce.
Ingredients :

  • 2 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. ground fennel seeds
  • 6 racks shortribs, about 1-1/2 inches thick
  • salt
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 3 cups beef stock
  • 12 whole peeled garlic cloves
  • 18 pitted green olives
(Cooking Chart)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Preheat oven to 300°F.  Prepare a casserole and a baking sheet.
  2. In a small bowl, combine coriander, cumin, pepper and fennel.  Rub ribs with half the spice mixture.  Season ribs with salt.
  3. Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Brown shortribs, in batches, for about 2 minutes per side.  Transfer to a casserole.
  4. Pour off fat, wipe out skillet and add remaining 1 tbsp. oil.  Reduce heat to medium-low.  Add onions to skillet and cook for 10 minutes, or until very soft and slightly browned.  Add reserved spice mixture and sauté for 1 minute.  Add wine and bring to a boil.  Add thyme and stock and return to a boil.
  5. Pour sauce over shortribs.  Bake, covered, for about 1 hour.  Add garlic and bake for 30 minutes longer.  Add olives and bake for 45 minutes, or until meat is very tender.
  6. Remove meat from sauce and place on a baking sheet.  Skim fat from sauce.  Increase oven temperature to 400°F.  Bake shortribs for 15 minutes to brown them.  Return ribs to sauce (remove meat from bones if preferred) and reheat.
  7. Makes 6 servings.

Check Out More

Food Recipe



Have You Tried These Other Healthy Recipes?

Breaded Pork Chops

Breaded Pork Chops

Ingredients : 4 pork chops 1 tsp. salt 1/3 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 egg 2 tbsp. water salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup breadcrumbs oil, for frying Cooking Procedures : Rub pork chops with salt and pepper. Let stand for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. In a bowl, combine flour and garlic. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk egg with water and season with salt and [...]

Buttermilk Pancakes

Buttermilk Pancake

Pancakes are called hotcakes back in our country.  Pancakes can be eaten hot or cold, and are generally topped or filled with a sweet or savory sauce or condiment, but this buttermilk pancakes that I made was filled with butter and maple syrup. Before, I used to buy commercial or ready to make pancakes, one that you can buy from grocery stores that is ready to cook.  But when I made pancake[...]

Leave A Comment...

*