Braised Short Ribs with Hamakua Mushrooms, Barley & Pearl Onions

February 15, 2011 / By Foodland

Braised Short Ribs with Hamakua Mushrooms, Barley & Pearl Onions

A hearty local favorite that your guests will love!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Beef
Servings 4 Servings


  • Braised Short Ribs
  • 0.25 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2.5 pounds boneless short rib
  • 0.5 cup flour
  • 2 celery, chopped
  • 1 unit large onion, chopped
  • 1 unit head garlic, cut in half
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons black peppercorns
  • Deglaze
  • 1.5 cups red wine
  • 0.25 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 32 oz. of low sodium beef broth or veal stock
  • Pearl Onions & Barley
  • 0.5 cup Butter
  • 0.5 cup leeks, diced
  • 2 cups Hamakua mushrooms, cut into 1' pieces
  • 1 cup clean pearl onions
  • 2 cups barley
  • 4 cups vegetable stock or chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon mascarpone cheese
  • ground pepper to taste
  • salt to taste


Braised Short Ribs

  1. Heat oil in deep, heavy bottomed sauce pot.
  2. Coat short ribs well with flour and sear all sides of the short ribs until dark brown.
  3. Remove short ribs from pot.
  4. Add in celery, carrots, onion, garlic, bay leaves and black peppercorns to sauce pot.
  5. Cook vegetables until golden brown and add short ribs back to sauce pot.
  6. Deglaze sauce pot with red wine, soy sauce and sugar.
  7. Reduce liquid by half and add in beef broth or veal stock.
  8. Braise meat on medium heat for approximately 1-2 hours until fork tender.
  9. Remove short ribs and vegetables.
  10. Reduce the liquid until it reaches a sauce-like consistency and serve with short ribs.
  11. Serve short ribs with the braised vegetables over pearl onion barley.

Pearl Onions & Barley

  1. Use a medium sized, heavy bottomed sauce pot.
  2. Melt 2 Tbsp. of butter in pot.
  3. Add leeks, mushrooms and pearl onions. Saute until shiny.
  4. Add the barley and vegetable stock.
  5. Turn down heat to low and stir occasionally for approximately 30 minutes. Barley should be almost tender. Most of the liquid should be absorbed into the barley.
  6. Keep heat on low and add in mascarpone cheese, remaining butter, ground pepper and salt to taste. This will bind the barley and make it creamier.
  7. Serve immediately. Tear your favorite fresh herbs over the top of the barley as an extra touch if desired.
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