Todd Lough – Bixby’s – Pain Normande

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Second in our CollaBREADtive 3 program is Todd Lough of the delicious Bixby’s  restaurant on Lindell in St. Louis.  Located on the second floor of the Missouri History Museum, the menu features artfully crafted regional ingredients and seasonal lunch menus presented with historic displays and a grand view of Forest Park. For the program, Todd teamed up with Josh and created the Braised Short Rib Sandwich on Companion’s Pain Normande, with Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple Fennel Slaw. From October 25 – December 6,  you can get the Pain Normande bread wherever Companion breads are sold or you can head to Bixby’s and order it off the menu!


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painnormande_toddlough_bixbys For the braised short ribs: 2 T olive oil 5 lbs. fresh beef short ribs 1 ea yellow onion, rough chop 2 ea carrots, rough chop 1 bulb garlic, cut in 1/2 2 cups of good quality Cabernet Sauvignon 1 qt veal stock 1 doz sprigs of thyme 6 sprigs of rosemary Salt and pepper to taste For the caramelized onions and thyme 2 yellow onions julienne 2 T olive oil 1 t chopped thyme leaves 2 T local honey 2 T Sherry Vinegar 1/2 t fresh cracked black peppercorns 1 t sea salt For the roasted butternut squash 4 ea 3/4″ peeled rounded slices of butternut squash 2 T butter 1 t fresh grated ginger Pinch fresh grated whole nutmeg 2 T light brown sugar Salt and pepper to taste. 1/2 cup chicken stock For the apple fennel slaw 2 bulbs fennel shaved 4 ea local apples peeled and julienned 1 T chopped flat leaf parsley 1 ea small red onion fine julienne 1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste 12 oz. Brie Cheese slices Procedure for the braised short ribs Heat a heavy bottom stainless steel rondeau, add olive oil. Sear and season short ribs on both sides, add carrots, onions and garlic. Caramelize vegetables, add wine and reduce until almost dry. Add veal stock and herbs, cover and place in 300 F oven for 1 hour or until spoon tender. Remove from oven, debone, strain stock. Procedure for the caramelized onions and thyme Heat large sauté pan, hot! Add olive oil, add onions. Stir frequently until golden brown. Add thyme, honey, vinegar, salt and pepper. Procedure for the roasted butternut squash Sauté squash in butter, add seasonings. Turn over and add stock. Cook until tender. Procedure for the apple fennel slaw Combine all ingredients. Procedure for the sandwich Toast Companion Apple Bread. Place short rib on bread with caramelized onion and sliced brie, melt cheese. Garnish plate with butternut squash topped with apple fennel slaw.

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