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Soy-braised short ribs

Soy-braised short ribs are the easiest and one of the most delicious recipes.

One of the easiest short ribs recipes if you want to use Asian cuisine ingredients at home.

Tender and flavourful short ribs that you can enjoy with some sautéed greens and rice. 10/10 comfort food.

You can cook them on a classic stove pan or on the slow cooker, I will leave all the details on the recipe.

easy soy braised short ribs-rootsandcook
Easy soy-braised short ribs

Can I cook soy-braised short ribs on the slow cooker?

Yes, of course.

The cooking process is similar: Sear the meat and transfer to the slow cooker. Sauteé the vegetables for 1 minute and add wine, cook for 1 minute and transfer to the slow cooker. Add the rest of the ingredients, soy sauce, sugar with water and allspice (piment).

Cook for 8 hours on LOW.

Key ingredients:

Of course good soy sauce is a key ingredient for this recipe, but do not forget about the Shaoxing wine, it will add that special flavour. You can buy it in any Asian supermarket, or online here

Soy-braised short ribs

Recipe by Enara ParraCourse: MainCuisine: KoreanDifficulty: Easy


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  • 1.5 kg short ribs

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil or canola oil

  • 7 garlic cloves, sliced

  • 4 cm piece ginger, sliced

  • 6 green onion, chopped

  • 3/4 cup soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons Shaoxing wine

  • 1/2 cup hot water

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 piment peppercorns (allspice)


  • Heat oil in a large cast-iron casserole, over medium/high. Sear the ribs in batches until browned and transfer to a plate. (Or transfer to the slow cooker)
  • Mix the hot water and the sugar to dissolve.
  • Lower the heat and cook the garlic, ginger and green onion, sauteé for 1 minute until fragant.
  • Stir in the Shaoxing wine and deglaze the pot. (Transfer to the slow cooker)
  • Stir in the sugar-water, soy sauce and piment (allspice). (This will go directly to the slow cooker too)
  • Return the ribs to the casserole and bring to a low simmer.
  • Place the lid and cook for 3 hours and 30 minutes on the stove or 8 hours on LOW on the slow cooker.
  • When the ribs are cooked and soft, transfer them to a bowl and degrease the sauce.
  • Serve with some sauteéd cabbage, broccoli or kimchi and steamed rice. Enjoy!

One Comment

  1. Thanks for the recipe!
    But what do you mean exactly in step 8 with “degrease the sauce”?
    Scoop the fat off or filter it?
    Or do you maybe mean “decrease/reduce the sauce”?

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