Braised Short Ribs with Savory Red Cabbage Slaw
Get ready for big, bold, and oh so beefy. The test kitchen chef who created this recipe jokes that it’s better titled “Umami Beef Incarnate,” because the dish truly is the embodiment of beef’s incredible power to wield savory flavor to the max. With all of the umami-laden components uniting in this dish—ingredients like tomato paste, cabbage, soy sauce, bonito, sherry, etc.—this is a job for beef and beef alone (as in, this recipe is no place for your chicken and salmon). Gochujang, a Korean chile paste and serious umami booster, can be found at your local Asian market. But if you have trouble finding it, you can also substitute an additional 1 tablespoon of tomato paste for the gochujang.