With an Asian inspired table, how could the menu not follow suit? I had just gotten some beautiful boneless short ribs from Costco and thought they just might lend themselves to some of the exotic flavors I so enjoyed on my recent trip to Southeast Asia.
Seasoned with Asian spices and prepared in a slow cooker the ribs were not only tasty, they were so tender they melted in your mouth. As a side, I prepared a stir fried rice with pineapple which was a perfect complement for the flavorful meat.
3-4 lbs. boneless short ribs
1 t. five spice powder
1/4 c. each hoisin sauce and ketchup or chili sauce
2 T. rice vinegar
2 T. soy sauce
1 T. fish sauce
1 T. honey
1 small onion, chopped
1 T. peeled and finely chopped ginger
4-6 cloves minced garlic
Season the short ribs with salt, pepper and 5 spice powder. Brown on all sides in a skillet or multi cooker.
Mix together the remaining ingredients. Place the ribs in your slow cooker and pour the sauce over them. Cook for approximately 5 hours or until meat is very tender. You will love the smell that fills your house as the meat is simmering away!
Serve on a warmed plate or bowl. Spoon some of the sauce on the ribs and top with daikon salad.
For the salad, combine a daikon radish and 2 carrots, both julienned or grated, 1 minced shallot and 1/2 c. cilantro or Italian parsley. Add 3 T. peanut oil and 1 T. rice vinegar. Mix well.
Now, here’s where I have a confession. I made the salad, put it in the refrigerator and FORGOT to use it. Rather than looking like the first photo, the finished dish should have been like this on the plate. Oh well, no one knew, and it didn’t keep the meal from being enjoyed.
Just wondering, do you ever not get everything on the table?
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