Naughty Braised Shortribs at Fuego Bistro
What a tasty little meal! I really enjoyed my Coca-Cola/pineapple/soy-braised shortribs, a huge hunk of luscious meat coated in sticky-sweet-salty glaze. Did I even bother to pick up my fork? Yeah, I did, but it was absolutely unnecessary thanks to the seductive tenderness of the beef. Glazed carrots were fine, but I was all over that cornbread served on the side. The inside was moist, almost like a pudding, while the outside had crisp, sweet edges.
My dining companion went for the pernil asado, and that was a great call -- it was a heap of juicy, Puerto Rican-style roast pork, topped with pink pickled onions and accompanied by a small cup of habanero mojo for extra heat. I reached across the table for a bite too many times to count! Cheddar mashed potatoes on the side needed some salt. But I'd get the corn again in a heartbeat. What's the big deal about corn? Here, it was creamy, a little sweet, and flecked with bits of hot green chile.
We didn't save room for dessert, and in fact, we took home leftovers because it was so much food (hello, next-day lunch!). Maybe I'll try some next time -- if I don't fill up on too much shortrib again.