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Soy Braised Short Ribs with Cherries

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4 Tbsp olive oil
3 lb boneless beef short ribs
2 cups chopped carrots
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped red onions
Freshly ground black pepper
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 sprig thyme
3 oz red wine
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 qt beef broth
5oz Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
3 oz veal demi-glace
2 Tbsp dark sweet cherry concentrate
2 Tbsp chopped red cherries


In a large pan or casserole, heat oil over high heat. Brown beef on all sides until a golden brown crust forms; remove from pan. Add carrots, celery and onions to the pan; season with pepper. Sauté until onions are tender; add garlic and thyme. Cook until all vegetables are tender. Deglaze with wine; add brown sugar, beef broth and soy sauce. Return meat to pan and bring to a low simmer. Cover pan with aluminum foil and place in a 250°F convection oven 2-3 hours or until beef is tender.

Remove beef; strain liquid into a saucepan. Add demi-glace; simmer until reduced by three-quarters. Season with soy sauce, if needed. Reserve ½ cup sauce; shred beef and mix with remaining sauce. To make cherry sauce, in a small saucepan, combine reserved sauce, cherry concentrate and cherries. Heat gently; keep warm.

Pickled Onions
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 red onion, cut into ½-in rings
1 tsp  champagne vinegar
1 Tbsp Kikkoman Kotteri Mirin
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

In a skillet, heat oil on medium high heat. Add onion; stir until coated with oil. Add vinegar, kotteri mirin and sugar; cook about 3 minutes or until softened. Spread on a sheet pan; sprinkle with salt. Refrigerate, covered, at least 6 hours.

1 cup Soy Braised Short Ribs (see recipe), chopped coarsely
½ cup short rib sauce
Puff pastry rounds
1 cup Pickled Onion (see recipe), chopped
Cherry Sauce

Heat short ribs in sauce; layer between puff pastry rounds. Garnish with pickled onions and cherry sauce.


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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