Good Day Atlanta Viewer January 21, 2016

- Short Ribs with chef Nona Johnson from Sizzling Peach.  Chef Nona Johnson joins us with a lesson on how to make beef short ribs.   Nona Johnson is not newcomer to tv cooking as she was the Hell's Kitchen Season 8 winner.   She is based in Norcross and has her own online meal and catering service.  For more information on Sizzling Peach click here.

Chef Nona's Short Ribs Recipe:



Recipe courtesy of Nona D. Johnson

Beef Short Ribs

Yields 4

4 boneless short ribs (6-8 oz/each)

3-4 sprigs thyme

1-2 sprigs rosemary

1 bay leaf

1 celery stalk

1 strip bacon

2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

1-2 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces

1 medium onion, cut into 1 inch pieces

¼ teaspoon cracked black peppercorns

2 shallots, peeled and diced

7 garlic cloves, diced

2 Tablespoons tomato paste

12 oz ruby port

3 cups red wine (I use a Cabernet Sauvignon)

1 qt beef stock

2 cups chicken stock

Make bouquet garni using the sliced bacon. Roll rosemary, thyme, bay leaf and celery stalk into

bacon and tie to keep it closed.

Season the ribs with salt and pepper. Get your pan hot and sear the meat on all sides until

browned. Set aside.

Add carrots, onion, garlic, shallots and black peppercorns. Sauté until light brown.

Stir in tomato paste, cooking for 2 minutes. Then add the bouquet garni, port and wine.

Reduce by ¼.

Return ribs to the pan. Add the stocks. Bring to a simmer and cover. Place in a preheated

oven at 325 degrees. Braise for about 3 hours or until the meat is tender.

Remove the ribs, reserve the liquid. Skim the fat off the top and discard the vegetables. Cook

the liquid over medium heat until the liquid is reduced to sauce consistency.

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