Highlights from the Western Mass Home and Garden Show

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Watch The Sober Sous Chef prepare a Chop Chop Salad, Braised Beef Short Ribs and Crème Brûlée at the Western Massachusetts Home and Garden Show. Video quality is better in full-screen mode.

For the Salad:

  • Iceberg Lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Corn Kernels
  • Peas
  • Carrot
  • Cucumber
  • Tomato
  • Bacon
  • Blue Cheese Crumbles

The name of the salad, Chop Chop, is also the preparation instructions. Toss with ranch dressing.

For the Short Ribs:

  • Boneless Beef Short Ribs, or Flap meat
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Mirepoix
  • Garlic
  • Red Wine
  • Beef Broth
  • Salt and Pepper

Dredge the meat in flour, and sear on both sides in a hot, oiled, pan. Add mirepoix and saute until the vegetables begin to tender, add garlic, red wine, beef broth and salt and pepper. Bring to a low simmer, cover and finish in the oven at 200 degrees for approximately 4 to 6 hours, depending on the size of the meat etc.

For the Crème Brûlée:

  • Egg Yolk
  • Heavy Cream
  • Half and Half
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Vanilla Bean

Heat cream, half and half, granulated sugar and vanilla bean in a saucepan. Temper hot cream into egg yolks, and fill oven-safe dishes. Create a double boiler and put in 300 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes, or until done.

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