The Pub and the People  

Head Chef Corey Locker



3rd Generation Chef (Southern, French, Mediterranean, and West African

Why This Dish?

I’ll be making short ribs. I love this dish because it uses my favorite technique  which is braising. It gets the most out of the product.

Why Milton’s Local?

I love Milton’s Local. I’m local, and grew up 10 miles from one of their farms. (Papa Weaver)

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Preheat oven to 350°F. Season short ribs with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Working in 2 batches, brown short ribs on all sides, about 8 minutes per batch. Transfer short ribs to a plate. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons drippings from pot. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pot and cook over medium-high heat, stirring often, until onions are browned, about 5 minutes. Add tomato paste; cook, stirring constantly, until well combined and deep red, 2-3 minutes. Stir in wine, then add short ribs with any accumulated juices. Bring to a boil; lower heat to medium and simmer until wine is reduced by half, about 25 minutes. Add all herbs to pot along with garlic. Stir in stock. Bring to a boil, cover, and transfer to oven. Cook until short ribs are tender, 2-2 ½ hours. Transfer short ribs to a platter. Strain sauce from pot into a measuring cup. Spoon fat from surface of sauce and discard; season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Serve in shallow bowls over mashed potatoes and flash fried brussel sprouts, with sauce spooned over. Cooks’ note: To test if the ribs are done, pull on a bone. It should slide out freely.