Brand new to the forum about 5 minutes ago. You know what they say about necessity...
Anyway, we are having a dinner party in a few days, and one of my wife's friends practically begged me to make red wine braised short ribs. Of course no stores in the area have any beef shorts ribs. I was able to find some nice looking "western style" boneless ribs. I have figured out that these are not ribs at all, but are from the chuck. Questions:
Can I can substitute these western style chuck "ribs" for short ribs?
Do I need to make any changes in the basic braise type short rib recipe?
And most importantly, will anybody but me know that these are not short ribs (I usually discard the bones before serving)?
I really appreciate any help.