Morel-Crusted Ribs with Polenta Recipe

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Morel-Crusted Ribs with Polenta
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  1. Place morels in small bowl. Pour 1 1/2 cups boiling water over; let soak until mushrooms soften, at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Drain mushrooms, reserving soaking liquid. Rinse mushrooms under cold water to remove any excess dirt.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix 1 teaspoon thyme, rosemary, salt, and pepper in small bowl. Rub herb mixture all over short ribs. Heat oil in heavy large ovenproof pot over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add ribs to pot and cook until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes per batch. Transfer ribs to bowl.
  3. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons fat from pot. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion, carrot, garlic, and prosciutto to pot; sauté until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Add wine and bring to boil, scraping up any browned bits from bottom of pot. Add broth, bay leaf, reserved morels, morel soaking liquid (leaving any sediment behind), and remaining 1 teaspoon thyme to pot. Return ribs to pot, meat side down; bring to boil. Cover pot tightly; transfer to oven and bake until ribs are very tender, about 1 hour 45 minutes. Remove from oven. (Short ribs can be braised 1 day ahead. Cool slightly. Refrigerate uncovered until cold, then cover and keep chilled. Rewarm slightly over medium heat before continuing.)
  4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Transfer ribs to large roasting pan, bone side down. Remove 5 large morels from pot and finely chop. Place in medium bowl. Add butter and mix with fork to blend. Mix in breadcrumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Spread 1 teaspoon mustard over top of each rib. Spread breadcrumb mixture over top of each rib, pressing to adhere. Bake until topping is crisp and golden, about 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, spoon off any fat from top of sauce in pot and discard. Boil sauce until slightly thickened and reduced to generous 2 cups, about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Spoon polenta into bowls. Top with short ribs. Spoon sauce over and serve.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 331647.81 Kcal (1388543 kJ)
Calories from fat 180088.83 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20009.87g 30784%
Cholesterol 130.42mg 43%
Sodium 1359.55mg 57%
Potassium 284.24mg 6%
Total Carbs 9.07g 3%
Sugars 3631.1g 14524%
Dietary Fiber 2.17g 9%
Protein 6.13g 12%
Vitamin C 5.2mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 24%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 64mg 6%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 37950.57 Kcal (158891 kJ)
Calories from fat 20607.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2289.74g 30784%
Cholesterol 14.92mg 43%
Sodium 155.57mg 57%
Potassium 32.53mg 6%
Total Carbs 1.04g 3%
Sugars 415.51g 14524%
Dietary Fiber 0.25g 9%
Protein 0.7g 12%
Vitamin C 0.6mg 9%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 24%
Iron 0.2mg 8%
Calcium 7.3mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8300
  • 5147

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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