Although I usually season short ribs with salt as well as pepper before browning them, you won’t need salt here. The soy sauce seasons the ribs well and produces an intense sauce that’s balanced well by serving them with Lucia’s Best Mashed Potatoes. Star anise is a whole star-shaped spice, available from Penzeys Spices (www.penzeys.com).
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Great recipe! One of my go to's for dinner parties because you can make ahead. The layering of potatoes, beef and leeks makes an impressive presentation.
A very nice rich dish, especially with creamy mashed potatoes. I love the flavour of star anise, but would definitely cut back to one or two the next time I make it. The addition of a cup of beef broth was also a good suggestion.
This is a fantastic recipe and I have made it several times for my inn. I usually add a cup of good quality beef broth because I love to use the jus around a mound of mashed potatoes topped with two ribs along with some carrots and green beans.
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