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Oolong Tea Braised Shortys

Beef short ribs come from the chuck (shoulder area), and are exactly as they seem— “short” and “ribs”. It’s a muscle that puts in a lot of work, so it is full of flavor, and when cooked long and slow, it becomes very tender and soft. We braised these bad boys for a while in oolong tea, a traditional Chinese black tea. We wanted something fun and different with the salad so we decided with matcha for the vinaigrette, hence the ~awesome~ color. Toasted farro with maitake and oyster mushrooms as well as cauliflower + broccoli round out this assortment. Dig in and tell us what you think! 🙂

What’s in your bag:

  • Short ribs
  • Sichuan peppercorn honey jus
  • Farro
  • Cauliflower and broccoli 
  • Kale + arugula salad 
  • Matcha vinaigrette

What you’ll need from home:

  • Aluminium foil-lined sheet tray
  • Medium sauce pan
  • Saute pan
  • Bowl
  • A lil H2O

Total prep time: 10 minutes


The Short Ribs & Jus

  1. Place the short ribs into a sauce pan with the jus. Pour in enough water to bring the liquid halfway up the meat.
  2. Cover the pot, and heat the meat (we rhymed!) in the liquid over a medium flame for 7-8 min. Flip the ribs and heat covered for another 7-8 min until heated through.
  3. Remove the ribs from the pot and simmer the jus over medium heat, uncovered, until reduced to a thick consistency. You’ll know you’re done when the sauce coats the back of a spoon.

Cauliflower + Broccoli 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Drizzle some olive oil on your sheet tray.
  3. Place cauliflower + broccoli on the tray, and warm in the oven for 7-8 minutes. Remove carefully. 

The Farro

  1. Warm the farro in a saute pan over medium heat for about 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.

The Salad

  1. Eat it cold! Mix the greens and vinaigrette in a bowl. 
  2. Season with S+P and toss, toss, toss!

The short ribs are the star of the show, so plate those first. Surround them with your cauliflower + broccoli, farro, and salad. Drizzle the jus over the short ribs. Eat up peeps!  


That’s it! Dinner solved, dinner served. #weareWECO

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