14 Aug2008

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Three of us only managed to devour two and a half short ribs with tomatoes and fennel at dinner the other night. And the leftovers were put to good use. As suggested in the Bruce Aidell’s cookbook, we used the leftovers for a seond meal at lunch the next day. All we did was roughly shred the short ribs and mix them into the remaining sauce and stuck them in the fridge overnight… The next day, we heated up the sauce added a little beef stock if necessary, cooked up some fettucine and mixed in the sauce. It was incredibly simple and the it tasted like the sauce had been cooking for hours, which of course, it had… but this was the second use…

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Serve with lots of grated parmesan cheese and season well with salt and pepper. Perfect with a green salad on the side. Another 4 people enjoyed this pasta dish. And instead of eating this the next day, you could probably also freeze the sauce and use it several days later. I really like recipes like this… you get two meals out of one cooking effort, the flavors are rich and deep due to the slow cooking, and there iare absolutely no wasted ingredients…

 

COMMENTS:

  1. michelle h. says:

    Mouthwatering! This is exactly what we do with leftover mechado, the “broken” slices are usually left behind still with a ton of sauce – perfect for pasta.

    Aug 14, 2008 | 11:08 am

     
  2. Mangaranon says:

    I just came from a new restaurant called “Alloro” in the Upper East Side and had fettucini with veal sauce. It was delicious.

    Aug 14, 2008 | 11:40 am

     
  3. alicia says:

    Oh yum .. am salivating. I do the same thing with left over osso buco or even boeuf bourgignon, I think I get the same satisfaction with the leftover variant as I do with the original dish>

    Aug 14, 2008 | 11:43 am

     
  4. betty q. says:

    hey MM…If you still have any leftover stew, might want to try this…shred the meat…butter 2 thick slices of buttery sandwich bread…slice of peppery havarti cheese or farmer’s cheese, then the shredded meat…and lastly top the shredded meat with caramelized onions…put the entire sandwich in a panini press…no panini press? Then heat a teflon skillet on medium heat…butter and grill the sandwich squishing it with a pancake flipper…voila! …a glorified grilled cheese sandwich!

    Here’s another one for you…reduce the sauce till really thickened and add the shredded meat. Fill a nice kaiser or crusty bun with it…top with coleslaw …without the coleslaw, it’s a glorified SLOPPY JOES!…with the coleslaw, it becomes like a pulled pork (in this case, a pulled rib) sandwich…

    Aug 14, 2008 | 1:56 pm

     
  5. Fabian says:

    Marketman, please take pictures of the insides of your refrigerator and pantry. It seems like you have a never ending supply of food, and a lot of storage space :)

    Aug 14, 2008 | 4:00 pm

     
  6. Mila says:

    Hearty, good food, perfect for these rainy days. This is where homecooked meals beats restaurant food.

    Aug 14, 2008 | 4:18 pm

     
  7. Lee says:

    mabuhay si betty q! see ya in cebu?

    Aug 14, 2008 | 4:53 pm

     
  8. Artisan Chocolatier says:

    MM, It seems like you have a walk-in chiller rather than a ref…hehehehe..

    Seriously, the short-ribs look awesome in both recipes!

    Aug 14, 2008 | 7:34 pm

     
  9. joey says:

    This is what I do with leftover osso buco! :) (yes, I also stick it in the freezer if I’m not going to use immediately)

    Aug 14, 2008 | 8:58 pm

     
  10. EbbaMyra says:

    Ako naman, pag ganitong may tira na meaty stew, I put it in a slow cooker (crockpot), add frozen mixed vegetables or canned corn, chopped celery,onion, pinto beans and water. 4 hrs. on high or 7 hours low — I topped it either with chopped cilantro and crushed nacho chips (for a mexican style) or shredded mozzarella and sliced toasted french bread – ummmm… great great soup in rainy days… or sunny ok rin.

    Aug 14, 2008 | 9:08 pm

     
  11. mikel says:

    wow this looks really good! love tira tira of saucy dishes..

    Aug 15, 2008 | 12:43 am

     
  12. Marketman says:

    mikel, me too, and often with rice rather than noodles! EbbaMyra, that sounds good! joey, do you save the marrow too? :) Fabian, odd you should ask, but I have been consciously trying to reduce pantry, freezer and refrigerator stocks, I am now down to the lowest levels in perhaps 5 years! We have 3 refrigerator/freezers of varying sizes, humongous to small, and a walk-in pantry (small one) chock full with stuff. Artisan, a walk-in chiller is one of my lust after items. Obviously, I enjoy my food shopping… bettyq, those ideas sound delicious to me! alicia, in this case, I would almost argue the leftovers were BETTER than the original dish! Mangaranon, was the veal in a red or a white sauce? michelle h, seems we all have the logical next use for leftover stew down pat!

    Aug 15, 2008 | 8:14 am

     
  13. zena says:

    The sandwhich that bettyq. described was one of if not the top sandwich in the Oprah show. Pulled pork with the cheese and caramelized onions on sourdough bread. Sounds absolutely delicious.But if i’m lazy, i just heat it up and eat it with freshly boiled rice, hehe.

    Aug 15, 2008 | 9:16 am

     
  14. joey says:

    Haha! I would like to TRY and save the marrow…but that’s usually what I eat first!

    Aug 15, 2008 | 12:45 pm

     
  15. caryn says:

    wow, this is a great way to utilize leftovers MM! ;-)

    Aug 19, 2008 | 10:19 am

     
 

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