Braised beef short ribs with star anise

Braised beef short ribs with star anise

These braised beef short ribs with star anise recipe is sweet, salty and packed with spoon-soft meat.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3
  2. Step 2

    Place a lidded casserole dish large enough to hold the ribs over a medium heat, and add a dash of oil. Once the oil is hot, add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook the onion over a medium heat until soft, 10-15 minutes
  3. Step 3

    Add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, until fragrant and soft. This should be about a minute or so
  4. Step 4

    Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and five spice then cook for another minute. Take care not to burn the spices and add another dash of oil if necessary
  5. Step 5

    Add the stock, followed by the short ribs, star anise, soy sauce, vinegar and some salt and the white pepper. Put the lid on and transfer to the oven for 3 hours, 30 minutes, or until the ribs are tender (the exact cooking time will vary depending on size and shape of the ribs)
  6. Step 6

    After the ribs have been cooking for 2 hours 30 minutes, add the prunes and top up with more stock if needed
  7. Step 7

    Serve the short ribs garnished with the herbs, red chilli and spring onion