Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef Short Ribs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) double-strength beef broth or beef consommé
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup dry red wine

Red Wine Beef Ragu

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. boneless beef short ribs or Chuck Roast
  • 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 cups red wine, preferably Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 28 oz. crushed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp. dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. black pepper, divided
  • ½ cup beef stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 lb. pappardelle pasta
Optional Toppings
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Fresh basil

Brown Sugar Pineapple Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds chicken tenderloins or boneless skinless chicken breasts pounded thin
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
Chicken Marinade/Glaze:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sriracha/Asian hot red chili sauce optional
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Garnish:
  • green onions
  • orange zest

Pork and Fennel Ragout

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 1-inch-thick boneless pork loin chops (1 pound total),trimmed and sliced into 1/4-inch-wide strips
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced shallots
  • 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 10 ounces cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups red or white wine

Baked Chicken with Bacon-Tomato Relish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 pound chicken tenderloins
  • 4 bacon strips, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Turkish-style Sharing Bread

Ingredients

  • 500g pack ciabatta bread mix
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
For the topping
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • handful flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomato paste
  • 250g lamb mince
For the dressing
  • 150g pot baba ganoush
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
To serve
  • 1 red onion, cut into thin rings
  • 50ml red wine vinegar
  • 50g toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley