Mocha Braised Short Ribs from SkyCity at the Needle

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Updated Monday, Feb 7 at 11:17 PM

Mocha Braised Short Ribs

Brine:

1/2 cup salt
2 cup water
2 cup brewed coffee (chilled)
Marinate short ribs for 6-8 hours, remove from brine and rinse well and dry before searing.

Braising:

1 medium onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 # short ribs
1 cup bittersweet chocolate
2.5 cups red wine
2.5 cups beef broth
2 ea bay leaves

In a heavy bottom braising pan, season and sear ribs over medium high heat.  Remove from pan and add onion and garlic, sauté until translucent.  Deglaze with wine, add broth.  Add ribs back to the pan and add chocolate and bay leaf.   Cover tightly and put in a pre heated 350 degree oven.  Braise for 3 hours or until tender.  Remove from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.  Remove ribs from liquid and keep warm.  Strain sauce and let fat rise to the top to skim.  Reduce sauce until it coats the back of a spoon or thicken slightly with Wondra flour or roux.
 

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