Cabernet Franc Pappardelle with Braised Short Ribs

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Cabernet Franc Pappardelle, cooked al dente (6-8 minutes)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive OIl
  • 3-4 lbs. Beef Short Ribs
  • 1/2 C. Carrots, chopped medium
  • 1/2 Celery, chopped medium
  • 1/2 cup Onions, chopped medium
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 3 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh Oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry Red Wine
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 1 cup Beef Broth
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tsp. Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh Parsley, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven  to 325º.
  2. In an 8-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 tbsp. Olive Oil over medium  heat. 
  3. Season Ribs with Salt and Pepper.  Place half of Ribs in pot and cook, turning with tongs until nicely browned. Remove to platter, and add remaining Ribs to pot until all are browned.
  4. Pour off most of fat and add Carrots, Celery, and Onions. Cook and stir for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Add the Bay Leaf, Garlic, and Oregano. Stir and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Transfer Ribs back to pot. Bring to simmer, then put in oven for about 2-3 hours. Turn Ribs every 40 minutes until fork tender.
  7. When done, remove from oven and let sit.
  8. Cook Cabernet Franc Pappardelle, al dente.
  9. To serve, spoon cooked Ribs and vegetables over the cooked pasta. Garnish with chopped Basil and Parsley.

Bourbon Mash Fettuccine in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Bourbon Mash Fettuccine, cooked al dente (6-8 minutes)
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 4 tbs. Flour
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch Paprika

Directions:

  1. In a saucepan, melt Butter over medium heat.
  2. Stir in Flour to make a roux.
  3. Add Milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in Parmesan and cook over low heat until cheese is completely melted and sauce is a little thick.
  5. Put Bourbon Mash Fettuccine in large casserole dish and pour sauce over it. Stir well.*
  6. Sprinkle with a little paprika.

*Optional: add cooked Chicken, Carrots, Broccoli, Red Peppers etc.