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Veal Demi-Glace (Beef Short Ribs)

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A Modern Take on the Mother Sauces taught by James Peterson

Master the mother sauces at the heart of French cuisine with whisk-by-whisk instruction from chef and cookbook author James Peterson.

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Category Food & Cooking
Type French
Ingredient Beef/Veal
Method Other, Saute, Bake
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Share a little about the ingredients and techniques used to create this dish/item. I made a small batch of veal demi-glace starting with 4 lbs of veal bones (from Don & Joes Butcher in Seattle's Pike Place Market). When the sauce was completely reduced (from 3,500 ml to 280 ml) I placed the demi in a silicone ice tray and cooled. This produced 16-20 g cubes which I froze for future use. The celebration meal included: Braised Beef Short-Rib, Baked Potato and Sauted Vegetable batons. The demi-glace was added to a Port reduction with Cremini mushrooms.. Served with an awesome Washington Sangiovese from Long Shadows Vineyards.

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What are you most proud of? The Short Ribs were cooked for 48 hrs at 135-f Sous Vide - They were so tender and moist.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Enjoy the ride. Also you can buy small packets of Demi-Glace in the store but this batch cost me about $14.00 and I got 8 times yield. So it is much cheaper and it is your love.

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Home-made demi-glace is always going to be better than anything you can buy in a store. I suggest making as large a batch as possible and reducing it to a syrup. When it cools it should have the consistency of hard rubber. It will keep for months in the refrigerator. There's no need to freeze it.

01/09/2015 Flag

I love using Sous Vide cooking and after a few experimental attempts with Short Ribs, I personally found 70c for 20 hours was the best. Tender which fell off the bone, but wasn't mushy. Cutting through the meat was easy, but necessary. I did try 30 hours, but I felt this although very tender and juicy was a tad mushy.

04/30/2015 Flag