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Short Ribs for Your Passover Meal

Home Care in Quincy FL

Preparing for a special holiday observance like Passover can be a meaningful and beneficial time in your home care journey with your aging parent. This is a time that you can connect with your Home-Care-in-Quincy-FLsenior loved one as well as feel closer to all of the family that came before you. This year, continue the tradition of preparing for the holiday together by serving a meal that is simple but incredibly delicious. These short ribs cook for hours, enabling you to make further preparations at the same time. Encourage your mother to get involved as much as she can and spend this special time sharing memories. You can even include the children of the family and take this as an opportunity to discuss the holiday and its meaning for a meaningful and memorable experience for all of you.


What You Will Need

  • 1 bottle of kosher for Passover Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Freshly ground white pepper
  • 2 quarts of unsalted beef or chicken stock
  • 2 tablespoons of kosher for Passover vegetable oil
  • 6 short ribs, trimmed
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon of black crushed peppercorns
  • Matzo meal for dredging
  • 10 cloves of garlic
  • 8 large shallots, peeled, trimmed, split, rinsed and dried
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 medium leek
  • 6 sprigs of Italian parsley
  • 2 sprigs of thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
  • A large saucepan
  • Matches
  • A Dutch oven or a large casserole
  • A plate
  • A skimmer
  • A serving platter
  • A fine mesh strainer
  • A sharp knife
  • A cutting board


What to Do

  • Peel, trim and cut the carrots into 1 inch lengths and set aside
  • Peel, trim and cut the celery into 1 inch lengths and set aside
  • Coarsely chop the white and light green parts of the leek and set aside, discarding the rest
  • Pour the wine into the large saucepan
  • Heat over medium heat
  • When the wine is heated, carefully light it aflame
  • When the flames die out, increase the heat to a boil
  • Allow to boil until it cooks down by one half
  • Remove from the heat
  • Place a rack into the center of the oven
  • Preheat to 350 degrees F
  • Heat the oil in the Dutch oven or large casserole over medium high heat
  • Season the ribs with the crushed pepper and salt
  • Dust the ribs with 2 tablespoons of matzoh meal
  • When the oven is hot, slip the ribs into the pot
  • Sear for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until they are well browned
  • Transfer the ribs to a plate
  • Remove all but 1 tablespoon of fat from the pot
  • Lower the heat to medium
  • Toss the herbs and vegetables into the pot
  • Brown the vegetables for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Stir in the tomato paste
  • Cook for 1 minute to blend
  • Add the reduced wine to the pot
  • Add the browned ribs to the pot
  • Add the stock to the pot
  • Bring the pot to a boil
  • Cover the pot tightly
  • Slide the pot into the oven to braise
  • Braise for 2 and 1/2 hours or until the ribs can be easily pierced with a fork
  • Every 30 minutes, skim and discard fat that has bubbled to the surface
  • When cooked, transfer the meat to a heated serving platter with a lip
  • Keep warm
  • Boil the pan liquid until it thickens and reduces
  • When the reduction is down to 1 quart, season with pepper and salt
  • Pass the reduction through a fine mesh strainer and discard the solids
  • Pour the sauce over the meat
  • Serve warm


If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Quincy, FL, please call the caring staff at Hopewell In-Home Senior Care today at 850-386-5552. Providing Senior Care Services in North Florida.


Jami D. Eddy

Jami Eddy is the Administrator and an owner of Hopewell In-Home Senior Care. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 with a major in criminology and a minor in psychology. Jami has been with Hopewell for more than 10 years and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.