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Ginger Short Ribs

Yield Makes: 4 to 5 servings
Notes: Have the ribs sawed into pieces at the market. Serve ribs and juices with hot cooked jasmine rice.


  • About 6 ounces fresh ginger
  • 4 to 4 1/2 pounds lean beef short ribs, fat trimmed, cut into 3- to 4-inch pieces (see notes)
  • 2 cups finely chopped onions
  • 1 cup finely chopped pineapple, fresh or canned unsweetened, drained
  • About 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
  • Mint sprigs

Nutrition Information

  • calories 331
  • caloriesfromfat 44 %
  • protein 31 g
  • fat 16 g
  • satfat 6.5 g
  • carbohydrate 16 g
  • fiber 2.3 g
  • sodium 1191 mg
  • cholesterol 88 mg

How to Make It

  1. Peel ginger and cut into matchsticks 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick and 2 to 3 inches long (you should have 1 1/3 cups).

  2. Rinse ribs, drain, and lay in a single layer in a 12- by 16-inch casserole at least 2 inches deep (5 to 6 qt.). Evenly distribute ginger, onions, and pineapple over and around meat. Mix 1 cup water with 1/3 cup soy sauce and add to casserole. Cover tightly with foil.

  3. Bake in a 375° oven until meat is very tender when pierced, 2 3/4 to 3 hours; halfway through baking, turn ribs in sauce and, if necessary, add water to bring liquid level up to 3/4 inch.

  4. Uncover ribs and bake until browned, about 10 minutes. Skim fat from juices and discard. Scatter sliced mint over meat; garnish with mint sprigs. Add soy sauce to taste.