Recipe of the Moment: Asian Slowcooker Short Ribs

  • Recipe (and photo) from Nom Nom Paleo
  • 6 pounds of grass-fed short ribs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 medium pear; cored, and chopped coarsely
  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 3 scallions, roughly chopped
  • 1 hunk of ginger, about the size of your thumb, cut into two pieces
  • 2 teaspoons of fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 cup organic chicken broth
  • Small handful of roughly chopped fresh cilantro
To prep ribs:Preheat your broiler with the rack 6 inches from the heat source. Season the ribs liberally with salt and pepper and lay the ribs, bone-side up on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil the ribs for 10 minutes, flipping them over to broil on the other side after 5 minutes. Stack the ribs in a single layer in the slow cooker.

To make sauce:

Toss the pear, coconut aminos, garlic, scallions, ginger, fish sauce, and vinegar in a blender. Puree until smooth. Pour the sauce evenly over the ribs then add the chicken broth. Cover with the lid, set the slow cooker on low, and let the ribs stew for 9-11 hours.

When ready to serve, remove the meat and set aside. Let the remaining sauce sit for five minutes, then skim fat, if desired.  Ladle some of the sauce (about a cup) over the ribs and serve with diced fresh cilantro. Serve the remaining sauce on the side or save it as a marinade for chicken, pork or beef.

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