In thinking about recipes I decided to look at a new cookbook I recently bought by Michelle Tam and Henry Fong. The name of the book is 'nom nom paleo'. Michelle Tam has a good website and I knew about her recipes and style of cooking before I bought the book. The cookbook has great illustrations and it also provides information on basic cooking techniques. I decided to try this recipe in her cookbook based on a few things. I liked the sauce you poured over the beef short ribs and I happened to have an Asian pear that is used in the sauce. You don't need to use an asian pear, you can also use a regular pear and if you didn't have a pear I would use an apple. The recipe is based on six pounds of bone-in beef short ribs. I had a smaller amount of boneless ribs, 2.3 pounds so I decreased the amount of each of the ingredients by two thirds but I added the whole Asian pear. I didn't add the broth as I thought the sauce would provide enough liquid. One of the ingredients is coconut aminos which is used instead of soy sauce. I have coconut amines and when I opened up this new bottle it looked like it had fermented. Instead I added Dr. Bragg liquid soy seasoning which I use instead of the regular soy sauce. The recipe also calls for fish sauce which I didn't have so I left it out. I used a shallot instead of scallions called for in the recipe ingredients. If you can sear the meat before putting it in the slow cooker it adds to the flavour. I seared the meat in a large cast iron frying plan on top of the stove. Another option is to broil the meat in the oven for five minutes on each of both sides of the strips of the ribs. Slow cooking the ribs for 7 to 7.5 hours was enough cooking time.
Once the ribs finished cooking and it was plated, I asked the DH if he liked it - he said they were pretty good.
|Seared ribs wedged in on the bottom of the slow cooker with the sauce starting to be added.|
|Strips of boneless ribs piled on a serving plate.|
|Baby potatoes served with ribs.|
The flowing link to the recipe on Michele Tam's website is where you will find the recipe - slow cooker korean beef short ribs.