This recipe has some more obscure ingredients than normally appear in my recipes but the additions make for an enhanced taste. You can find these ingredients at most health food stores. The InstantPot helps make the meat extra “fall off the bone” tender and does an amazing job with the flavors. Oven roasting will take a lot longer and requires more attention while roasting.
These are terrific served with cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower and quick pickles (see below)
Preparing meat on the bone gives you so much more nutritional benefit than boneless cuts. The pressure cooking or slow oven roasting helps bring out the minerals, glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, collagen (to name a few) from the bone.
3 lbs grass-fed beef short ribs
sea salt or Himalayan salt
1/4 cup mirin
1/4 cup tamari or coconut aminos
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 onion, grated
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
4 cups dashi broth (made from kombu- see below)
fresh parsley, optional
About 30 minutes before cooking, salt and pepper the ribs and let get to room temperature.
Make the dashi broth. Put a 4 inch piece of kombu in 4 cups of water and soak for 15 minutes. Boil the kombu for another 15 minutes then remove kombu. Once done, add the tamari, mirin, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, onion, and cayenne pepper.
Heat 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil in the Instant Pot on the saute function. Add the ribs, bone side up, and fry until browned. Brown the other two meaty sides of the ribs until golden brown.
Turn the Instant Pot to the meat setting and place the ribs in the pot, bone side down. Cover with the dashi broth/tamari mixture.
Set the pot to 45 minutes and start.
Do a quick release when done and serve with broth ladled over the ribs. This is great served with cauliflower rice/mashed cauliflower, and quick pickles (thinly sliced cucumbers with sea salt and red wine vinegar).
OVEN ROASTING METHOD:
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Follow the instructions above but sauteed in a cast iron skillet instead of the instant pot. Transfer the ribs to a dutch oven and pour the broth mixture over the ribs and cook at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees and cook for another 3-4 hours, basting with the broth every hour or so (add more broth if necessary)