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mouthwatering braised Short Ribs served in a personal saucepan. Garnished with crispy friend egg, Alfalfa Sprouts and pickled red onions. Spoonabilities.com

Pressure Cooker Short Ribs with Brown Butter Mashed Pumpkin-Cauliflower


  • Author: Carlos Leo
  • Total Time: 1 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 serving 1x

Description

Pressure Cooker Short Ribs is the most mouthwatering and delicious recipe that you will taste this season. Tender, fall-off-the-bone, short ribs “braised” in the pressure cooker with brandy and Middle Eastern spices. Mashed pumpkin-cauliflower accompanies these short ribs seasoned only with brown butter. Topped with a runny yolk fried egg, a tangy pickled red onion, and brightened up with lightly seasoned microgreens, this recipe is perfect for an amazing brunch, lunch or dinner.


Ingredients

Units Scale

Brown Butter ingredients:

Mashed Pumpkin & Cauliflower:

Braised Short Ribs:

  • 6 bone-in beef short ribs
  • 3 teaSpoons salt - I use Salt Odyssey Pure Sea Salt from Messolonghi Click to order from our shop
  • 1 teaSpoon pepper
  • 1 teaSpoon allspice
  • 1 large sweet Spanish Onion cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 TableSpoons Olive Oil to sear the short ribs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 cloves
  • 2 teaSpoons ground coriander
  • 4 cloves of garlic, smashed in a pestle
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1+1/2 TableSpoons aleppo pepper
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 stalks of celery cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1+1/4 cups brandy
  • 1+1/3 cups chicken beef stock

 Optional but highly recommended:

  • Microgreens or Alfalfa Sprouts
  • Organic brown eggs instead of regular eggs

Instructions

Roast the Pumpkin:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Half the pumpkin from top to bottom, removing and discarding the seeds.
  3. Sprinkle with salt & pepper, and drizzle on 1 TableSpoon olive oil. Rub it in.
  4. Place the two pieces with the flesh facing down in a baking pan.
  5. Bake approximately 45 minutes until the pumpkin is soft. Let it cool for 20 minutes. (While you are waiting, start to cook the cauliflower.)
  6. Remove the pumpkin meat from the skins and with a spoon gently scrape the remaining pulp off. If you are lucky, you can pull off the skin easily leaving the pumpkin meat on the baking tray. Put the meat in a bowl and mash with a fork.

Steam the Cauliflower:

  1. Bring about 1 or 2 inches of water to a soft boil in a medium pot fitted with a steamer basket.
  2. Trim and clean the cauliflower, and break into small florets. Add the cauliflower to the boiling pot and cover. Steam for about 10 minutes for completely cooked, soft florets. You can also use a cauliflower corer.
  3. Place steamed cauliflower in a bowl if you are using a hand immersion blender, or you can use a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper.

Mixing the Pumpkin-Cauliflower Mash:

  1. Combine the mashed cauliflower and roasted pumpkin, and add the brown butter. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed.

 Make the brown butter: or buy Black & Bolyard Brown Butter

  1. Heat a light-colored bottom saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir the butter with a spatula throughout to the browning process. Make sure the butter melts evenly, and make sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the pan to prevent the butter from burning. TIP: Use a light or white colored bottom saucepan to help you identify the color of when the brown butter is ready.
  2. After about 5 minutes the butter will begin to foam. You will see the color changing from yellow to golden, and finally brown. It is very important during this stage to keep stirring to prevent the milk solids from sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Once you smell that nutty and toasty aroma, take the pan off the heat and transfer the browned butter into a heat-proof bowl to cool.

This process can take anywhere between 3 to 5 minutes depending on how much butter you’re browning

Short Ribs Pressure Cooker Instructions:

  1. Place the short ribs in a baking sheet, sprinkle salt & pepper on all sides.
  2. Turn on pressure cooker or Instant pot and use the sautéing feature. Sear each size of the short ribs. You will have to work in batches. Around 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. After you are done searing the short ribs, add more olive oil if necessary and sauté the onions, carrots, and celery. After 10 minutes add the garlic and cook for less than a minute.
  4. Add the spices: coriander, all spice, bay leaves, aleppo pepper, rosemary, cloves, and cinnamon sticks. Add the brandy and let it cook until the alcohol evaporates.
  5. Then add the beef stock and the short ribs. Make sure the liquid covers the meat, and add more beef stock if needed.
  6. Put the lid securely on the pressure cooker. Set pressure to high for 45 minutes. I like to do natural release.
  7. Remove the meat from the bone and shred.
  8. Plating: add the Mashed Pumpkin-cauliflower, short ribs, pickled red onions, fried egg (optional), and microgreens or Alfalfa Sprouts.

Short Ribs Dutch Oven Braising Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. Place the short ribs in a baking sheet, and sprinkle all sides with salt & pepper.
  3. In a Dutch oven, heat the olive oil. Sear each side of the short ribs, around 2-3 minutes per side. You will have to work in batches.
  4. After you are done searing the short ribs, add more olive oil if necessary and sauté the onions, carrots, and celery. After 10 minutes add the garlic and cook for less than a minute.
  5. Add the spices: coriander, all spice, bay leaves, aleppo pepper, rosemary, cloves, and the cinnamon sticks. Add the brandy and let it cook until the alcohol evaporates.
  6. Add the beef stock and the short ribs, making sure the liquid covers the meat. Add more beef stock if needed.
  7. Braise in the oven until the meat is very tender and pulling away from the bone - about 2 to 2+1/2 hours.
  8. Plating: Add the Mashed Pumpkin-cauliflower, short ribs, pickled red onions, fried egg (optional), and microgreens or Alfalfa Sprouts.

Notes

You will have left in the pressure cooker some sauce and vegetables. You can make a couple of things:

  1. Use some of the liquid and adjust the seasoning for a sauce
  2. Add some of the vegetables to the dish
  3. Blend everything adjusting the seasoning and mix with the leftover short ribs to make a shepherd’s pie style dish.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Brunch, dinner, lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 280
  • Sugar: 5.9 g
  • Sodium: 912.9 mg
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 4.5 g
  • Protein: 11 g
  • Cholesterol: 52 mg
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