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By Chef Kendra

Coming up on The Prairie Street Prime Culinary Kitchen
Chef Kendra will teach us how to make her Kosher Hawaij Miami-Style Short Ribs using Prairie Street Prime’s Kosher USDA Miami-Style Short Ribs.

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Do not let the simplicity of this recipe fool you! This flavorful stew transports you to the heart of bustling markets in the Middle East where the aromas of spice and fresh produce fill the air. This Yemenis-inspired stew features Prairie Street Prime’s USDA Miami-Style Short Ribs. These melt-in-your-mouth cuts are seasoned with a basic Hawaij spice blend and then finished with a bright, zesty schug for some extra zip!

Ingredients List for the Kosher Hawaij Miami-Style Short Ribs

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 2-3 medium yellow onion, quartered
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 cups campari tomatoes, quartered
  • 2-3 cups dry Kosher white wine, Sauvignon Blanc prefered
  • ½ cup Hawaij spice blend (see below)
  • Freshly chopped fresh parsley, for a generous garnish

For the Hawaij Spice Blend

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons ground turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt

For the Schug

  • 1-2 serrano chiles, stems and ribs removed to preferred heat
  • 1 cup parsley
  • 1 cup cilantro
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup canola oil

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To Prepare Your Hawaij Miami-Style Short Ribs

Preheat your oven to 300F.

In a small mixing bowl, combine your hawaij spice blend: ground cumin, ground turmeric, ground black pepper, and kosher salt. Set aside.

In a heavy bottom enamel or cast iron dutch oven, layer in this order: carrots, yellow onions, Miami-style short ribs, chopped tomatoes, fennel seeds, dry Kosher white wine, and enough water to bring just up to the meat. Generously season all of the ingredients with the hawaij seasoning. Cover with the lid and place in the center of the oven for about 2 ½ to 3 hours.

While the stew is braising, make your schug. In a food processor zip together all of the ingredients into a pesto-like consistency. If you prefer a more sauce-like consistency add a bit more canola oil or water. Be sure to scrape the sides of your food processor while blending to ensure everything is processed evenly.
When desired consistency is achieved, transfer to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

After about two hours, check on your stew. Because the Miami-Style short rib is a thinner cut a meat thermometer may not get the most accurate reading, however, you can use the probe to test the meat simply by “puncturing” the meat. If the probe slides in and out easily, the meat is done. This is referred to as a “fork test”.

Once ready, serve the Hawaij Miami-Style Short Ribs over couscous or with a few slices of rustic bread. Spoon a generous dollop of the schug on top and garnish with freshly chopped parsley.

Bon Appétit!