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Catalan Beef Stew

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11th October 2010

bhnyc from New York, NY

This takes some planning ahead to make because you have to make the recipe for the Braised Short Ribs. I had soffritto in the freezer from the last time I made it which was a huge time saver. Given that with most stews all the ingredients cook together for a while, I was surprised that in this recipe all of the components are cooked separately and then only cook together for about ten minutes. I have to say, maybe because of this, I didn't think the flavors blended all that well together. I had high hopes for this and they weren't really met, unfortunately.

Update: To give credit where credit is due- this was MUCH better the next day.

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8th August 2010

kateq from annapolis, md

Again, a wonderful result but using techniques usually found in restaurants. Having made the braised short ribs, I had only to prep the veg and then put the dish together. But this is a somewhat fussy prep for the home cook. The result, however, is quite wonderful, very bright and complex flavors which do not overwhelm the very good, winey ribs. I would also note that the excess sauce can easily be frozen in an ice cube tray and, once frozen, tucked into a ziplock bag and saved for future use.

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