I’m slightly ashamed of myself. Halfway through this brutal cold and snow laden winter and I only just made my first dish of braised short ribs. I’m a meat eater, steak, pork, lamb, whatever. You name it, I have a hard time saying no to it on a menu. However there is something completely irresistible about short ribs. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that they’ve been lovingly braised in wine for hours or that with one touch of your fork it just falls apart on you.
Thanks to Gallo Family Vineyards, I finally had my reason and opportunity make some short ribs this winter. Their Hearty Burgundy is celebrating its 50th birthday this year! That’s quite impressive for a wine to stand the test of time for so long. It’s their original red blend, a medium-bodied dry wine with notes of dark berries and plum. A wonderful drinking wine but also wonderful to cook with.
With a bottle of Hearty Burgundy in hand and bone-in short ribs in the other, I was ready to get cooking. The fact that Gallo is celebrating Hearty Burgundy’s 50th birthday this year definitely left a mark when I started to work on my dish. Braised short ribs are delicious on their own just for you and your family but paired with creamy polenta it is suddenly take to a whole new level. Now we are talking about a restaurant quality meal, one that could be served at lets say, someone’s intimate birthday fete.
The short ribs get braised for hours in the wine and some stock plus a handful of aromatics. Your house will start to smell amazing after hour one and by hour three you’ll be wiping the drool from your chin. The last hour is meant for that polenta to come together and shine with your short ribs. While you can make polenta quickly, the longer it simmers awhile the more concentrated the flavor gets. After we’ve spent so much love braising those ribs, we should place it on something that was granted the same amount of attention.
Of course if you are going to make this dish, you need to know where you find Hearty Burgundy! Luckily Gallo Family Vineyards makes that easy for you with their store locator! Also be sure to check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube for delicious recipes and wine pairing tips!
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