Sub for short ribs
What can be substituted for short ribs in a braised short rib recipe? For instance, I'm thinking S Goin's Sunday Suppers. I ordered the short ribs on my first trip to Lucques, but I should have known better. I am just not a fan of fatty cuts of meat. I don't like the texture or flavor of the fat, and I know it's not good for me either - so a bad combination.
Could I use a roast of beef? Something that needs a long braise?
I assume you are referring to somthing like top sirloin or top round? Sure you can substitute. I do not know that book, but if it has a good recipe for braising, you can use all kinds of meat. Although, you might have to adjust the recipe: cutting meat into smaller pieces, and extending cooking time until the meat becomes spoon tender. However, the richness and heavenly texture of braised short ribs comes from all the fat, and a leaner cut just won't taste the same, although it will be very good.
Try to find "boneless" English cut short ribs,at least 4" long and 1" thick.Quite lean
compared to typical short ribs,trim all the fat you see as excess.
There are some leaner cuts of the chuck suitable,blade ect.
Most important is prep the meat to the correct size/density,if uniform,just watch time and temperature.
If you need to sacrifice all marbling,try some other long braise recipe suitable for elk
A really well done braise isn't "fatty", time so as to skim all fat.Better yet,chill,skim all
and re-heat gently