Short Rib Sopes

Chili and tomato braised short rib in deep-fried masa cups with pickled onions and cilantro crema. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I made these Mexican deep-fried sopes, filled with tender short rib and served with cilantro lime crema. Many of the ingredients that go into the beef braise get toasted. Toasting the spices and tomato […]

Oxtail Wonton Soup

Scratch-made braised oxtail wontons, in a savory beef broth, with tender bok choy, slivered carrot, and fresh green onion. There is just something about wonton soup. The flavorful broth, tender noodles, and childhood memories! For me, it is total comfort food. For this recipe, the oxtails pull double duty. The liquid from braising the oxtails […]

Braised Oxtail Ragu and Breadfruit Pappardelle

Richly sauced bourbon braised oxtails served over a slightly sweet breadfruit pappardelle. Breadfruit is a fruit produced from a tree similar to jackfruit. It has a rough green outer skin and a large seed in the middle. Even though it is technically a fruit, breadfruit is only slightly sweet and very starchy. It is often […]