Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums – Tracy Foulkes of NoMU Foods
Tracy Foulkes’s Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums
Tracy Foulkes, creator of NoMU Foods, with her husband Paul Raphaely is a real clever clogs cook. Her food is innovative, different, colourful and packed with flavour given by her sublime food products. The Pinot Noir I have chosen to accompany this dish can happily take on the beef and is very much at home with the plums – which are still just in season. I cant remember plums ever being on our shelves in June – almost the last vestige of summer.
Indonesian Short Ribs with Plums
What you’ll need…
750 g beef short ribs
1 x 400 g tin peeled and chopped tomatoes
¼ C (60 ml) Indonesian Soy Sauce (Ketcap Manis)
3 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
1 Tbsp (15 ml) NOMU Beef Fond, stirred into 1 C (250 ml) hot water
6 Plums cut in half
What you’ll do…
Preheat the oven to 140 °C.
Place the short ribs, tinned tomatoes, Soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon, cloves and beef fond into a medium sized casserole dish. Ensure that all the ribs are covered with liquid.
Cover and braise for 3 hours and 30 minutes, until the meat is tender (baste regularly).
Remove from the oven toss in the plum halves and bake for a further 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven, baste the short ribs in the sauce, and serve with plums and a side of egg-fried rice.
Tracy Foulkes is the heart and soul behind NoMU. Her passion for flavour inspired her to start the company in December 2000 in a very small, front room of her home in central Cape Town. Her love of spices and the stylish, uncomplicated way she loves to cook is very much evident in the NoMU range of products where the emphasis is always very clearly on Quality, Consistency and Innovation with an authentic and unusually personal story attached!
Tracy has become a well-respected South African food personality and businesswoman while NoMU’s story as an entrepreneurial case study and branding success story has also seen the brand earn critical acclaim and attention in a variety of food related television programs, featured editorials and events. The NoMU Brand Story is presented in a variety of public speaking events throughout the year by Tracy’s husband and NoMU Co-Creator, Paul Raphaely.