Sex in a Bowl
This time of year when it is cold and wet in Portland (every day) I love to make comfort food. I had a friend over for dinner and we started some short ribs and then went out for drinks while they braised for 3 hours.
These are simple enough that you don't really need a recipe-brown some beef short ribs that have been seasoned with salt and pepper and dredged in flour, Cook a mirepoix of carrots, celery and onion. A bit of tomato paste and 2 cups of canned roma tomatoes, a bottle of wine and 2 cups of beef stock and let it cook for 3 hours. Remove the ribs and keep warm. Strain the remaining braising liquid and then reduce in a sauce pan by half. Serve over Creamy Cheddar Polenta and top with the sauce and Horseradish Gremolata and pour a "big" Zinfandel (Turley if you have it). The result as my friend said is: "Sex in a Bowl".