Dutch Oven Curry Short Ribs
I have a small fire pit in my backyard and it has been fun to create some campfire favorites. With Labor day coming up, most of us are taking our last family camping trips of the season. Here is a family favorite that I usually cook slow and low in my crockpot or dutch oven in Le Red Oven and is now a dutch oven masterpiece.
Now, Camping is NOT my favorite pastime. This dish makes sleeping on the ground a little better.
- 2 1/2 - 3 Ponunds Beef Short Ribs trimmed of excess fat
- salt and pepper
- 3 Cloves garlic minced
- 3 Tbsp Red Curry Paste heaping
- 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce or Coconut Aminos
- 3 Tbsp Fish Sauce more or less to your preference
- 3 small Thai Chilis (i like thai kitchen bird eye chilis) or crushed red pepper flakes give or take depending on how hot you like it
- juice and zest of one Lime
- 1 can Organic Coconut milk
Before leaving on your camping trip, grab a mason jar and mix the curry paste, soy, fish sauce, chilis, lime juice and zest, and minced garlic. Cover and put in your cooler.
Season the ribs with salt and pepper and put in a ziplock. Stick in your cooler.
Your fire is super important. Your wood or coals should be at a glowing stage. This usually happens after a blazing fire has died down and the coals or wood are glowling red and orange, but no fire is happening. If you cook the ribs in a blazing fire you will burn the oven and dry out the ribs...ask me how I know....
When your coals are ready, stick your large dutch oven in the fire and heat up the dutch oven until nice and hot. Add a tablespoon of butter or oil ( if you have it) and sear the ribs on all sides until you get some good caramelization and set aside.
Add the curry paste mixer to the hot pan and cook the paste for 1 minute to get the aromatics cooking.
Whisk in the can of coconut milk to create a beautiful creamy pink curry sauce. It should start to smell pretty fantastic right now.
Add the ribs back to the dutch oven and nestle them in nicely in the sauce.
Put the lid on the oven.
NOW FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS!!
Move around some of the wood in your fire if your fire gets going again. Your wood or coals should NOT be spitting out a fire! You want the wood at a red glow. Your ribs need to cook slow and low for about 2 hours. Someone has to tend to the fire~ usually me. If you have ever dutch oven cooked you know ~its all about the temperature. Slow and low.
Cook ribs for 2 hours with lid on checking every 20 minutes to make sure nothing is burning and ribs are simmering~ not boiling.
Allow to cool slighty. Enjoy. YAY CAMPING!