beef short ribs adobo in coconut milk

26 Feb

Seasoning and pan searing the short ribs until golden brown.  Get the beef plate not the English cut short rib.

Short rib on top of Jasmine rice and sautéed kale courtesy of MF (aka Octavia)

Octavia: “We have no footmen to serve the dinner!”

Beef Short Ribs Adobo
Adapted from Memories of Philippine Kitchens

3 Tbs. canola oil
3 lbs. beef short ribs, cut in equal pieces
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 head garlic, cloves peeled, separated, and smashed
3 bay leaves
3 whole birdseye chiles or red pepper flakes (optional)

Season ribs with salt and pepper and pan sear. Transfer ribs to a plate and pour off the oil. Return ribs to the saucepan add all the rest of ingredients plus the remaining 1 tsp. of pepper. Bring mixture to a boil then slow cook until the meat falls off the bone about 3 hours. Skim excess fat as you cook. Take out ribs and reduce the sauce until thickened.

This dish was absolutely delicious but I think the vinegar came out too strong for my taste and overpowered the creaminess and sweetness of the coconut milk.  For next time, I’ll only include 3/4 cups of sherry vinegar.

Tamarind Martini Cocktails
by HM (aka Hotdish)

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Can there be anymore perfect cocktails for the night?  I absolutely loved the chili powder and sugar on the rim.

Homemade Coconut Ice Cream topped with Coconut Flakes
by AK (aka Maplescone)


One of the best coconut ice cream I’ve ever had hands down.  As Octavia aptly puts it, “it has a very sincere coconut taste.”  The coconut flakes add a nice texture and balance to the smoothness of the ice cream.  I didn’t care if I lost and came in third.  The ice cream made up for it!

Nothing beats good food, good company, and a game of scrabble.  Hope you all had a great Saturday evening.

-FM (aka Flamin’ Fritzie)

6 Responses to “beef short ribs adobo in coconut milk”

  1. dorothysantos February 27, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    That’s it! F**k being a vegetarian. The food you and JRo discuss on your blog has me wanting to go back to meat. Gaaaaaah!

    • itziemae March 8, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      Haha! Sorry! But maybe you can be a modified vegetarian and can eat meat every Fridays or something.

  2. jlrondilla February 27, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    YES! Another meat convert! Switching another vegetarian one short rib at a time!!!

    Fritzie – this looks AMAZING! I can’t wait to try out this recipe!

  3. GladysN February 28, 2012 at 4:09 am #

    oh man, i’m freaking HUNGRY now! i’m totally going to try this adobo recipe soon…hopefully within a week. ❤ this blog for all the inspiration.

  4. Aliyah Khan February 29, 2012 at 3:01 am #

    yay! — Maplescone

    • itziemae March 8, 2012 at 10:27 am #

      I almost forgot, I still have leftover ice cream! Thanks for the ice cream, it was really good.

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