Asian Braised Short Ribs
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  • 3 lbs English-cut bone-in short ribs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, smashed
  • ¼ cup soy sauce (Maggie or Kikkoman brand)
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce (Lee Kum Kee brand)
  • ½ cup rice wine (Shaoxing brand)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 lemongrass stalks, tender bulb part crushed
  • 1 stub of ginger, thumb size, crushed
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 star anise
  • kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 green onions, white and pale green part, thinly sliced
  • cilantro leaves, chopped
  • cooked white or brown rice to serve
  • your favourite vegetables (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  2. Place ginger, cinnamon sticks, and star anise on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice wine, hoisin sauce, brown sugar, and water until evenly combined. Set aside.
  4. Season short ribs with salt and pepper.
  5. Place a Dutch oven on the stove over medium-high heat and add oil.
  6. Add garlic, lemongrass, ginger, cinnamon, and star anise to the Dutch oven and cook, stirring until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Remove everything and set aside.
  7. Working in batches, add the short ribs and sear until all sides are browned. Remove ribs to a plate and set aside.
  8. Return garlic, lemongrass, ginger, and spices to the Dutch oven.
  9. Stir in combined sauce of soy sauce, rice wine, hoisin sauce, sugar, and water and bring to a boil.
  10. Return ribs to pan and bring to a simmer for about 10 minutes.
  11. Cover and transfer to oven to cook, turning occasionally, until meat pulls easily with your fork, about 2 hours.
  12. Transfer the ribs to a platter and cover to keep warm.
  13. For the glaze, remove 1 cup of braising liquid and skim off as much fat as possible from the surface.
  14. Place the braising liquid in a sauce pan and cook on high heat until syrupy, about 15 minutes.
  15. Divide the ribs among individual plates with rice, spoon the glaze over the ribs, garnish with green onion and cilantro.
  16. Serve right away.

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