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Grilled Porcini-Rubbed Short Ribs with Salsa Verde

4 Servings

Prep Time
2 hrs

Cook Time
25 mins

Total Time
2 hrs 25 mins

These “Korean-cut” short ribs are sliced very thin, marinated to tenderize them, and then quickly grilled. Silverton’s marinade comes from Jenee Kim, owner of Parks BBQ, a legendary restaurant in Koreatown in Los Angeles. It was passed along by Jenee’s daughter, Liz Hong, who is executive chef at Silverton’s Osteria Mozza. Make sure to marinate the short ribs for at least two hours, but no longer than four, to prevent overly tenderizing the meat.

Grilled Porcini-Rubbed Short Ribs with Salsa Verde

Ed Anderson
 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms (about 1/2 cup)
 1 ½ tbsp black peppercorns
 1 ½ tsp red pepper flakes
 ¼ cup kosher salt
 1 ½ tbsp sugar
 1 red onion, peeled and quartered root to tip
 12 (1/2- to 3/4-in. thick) flanken-style short ribs, trimmed of silver skin

 1 cup balsamic vinegar

 1 cup olive oil

 ¼ cup honey
 1 kiwi, peeled and roughly chopped (or 1 ripe pear, core and stem removed, roughly chopped)
 1 recipe Porcini Rub (above)
 3 large scallions, sliced 1⁄8-in. thick on a bias
 ¼ cup finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves

 1 tbsp capers, soaked for 15 minutes.
 2 tsp fresh lemon juice, plus more to taste
 2 tsp kosher salt, plus more to taste

 Red pepper flakes, to taste
 1 clove garlic
 ¼ cup finishing-quality extra-virgin olive oil

To make the rub, working in batches, finely grind the porcini in a spice grinder and transfer the ground porcini to a medium container or bowl. Finely grind the peppercorns and red pepper flakes and add them to the container bowl with the porcini. Add the salt and sugar and stir to combine.


To marinate the ribs, separate the layers of the onion and slice 1⁄4-in. thick lengthwise. Using a sharp knife, score the meat of each short rib on both sides in a 1⁄4-in. diamond, crosshatch pattern, making sure not to cut all the way through the meat; combine ribs with the onion in a large baking dish.


In a blender, combine the balsamic vinegar, oil, honey, and kiwi and purée. Pour the marinade into the dish or bags, dividing it evenly. Massage the marinade into the meat with your hands. Refrigerate the ribs for at least 2 hours and no more than 4 to marinate.


To make the salsa verde, combine the oregano, mint, capers, lemon juice, kosher salt, and red pepper flakes in a medium bowl. Using a fine Microplane grate the garlic into the bowl and stir to combine. Gradually add oil, stirring constantly.


Remove the short ribs from the refrigerator and uncover. Discard the marinade and onion. Scrape off the excess marinade with your hands and lay the ribs in a single layer on a large baking sheet or cutting board. Pat both sides of the ribs dry with paper towels. Sprinkle the porcini rub on both sides of the ribs and massage to thoroughly coat the ribs. Allow ribs to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes.


Prepare a hot fire in a wood-burning or charcoal grill or preheat a gas grill for high heat. When grill is hot, arrange short ribs about 1 in. apart. Grill the short ribs until they have black grill marks on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove the ribs from the grill and place them on a large dry baking sheet.


To serve, spoon salsa verde over the ribs. In a bowl, toss scallions with 2 tsp. oil and 1⁄2 tsp. kosher salt and sprinkle over the ribs.

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