Ingredients for Pork Shank

How to Make a Pork Shank

We would like to share another recipe for pork shank which we like. They like to cook pork shank in Czechia and Germany very much. Traditionally it is boiled with different spices first and baked in an oven afterwards. The shank is coated with different spicy mixtures before baking. The commonest spices used are honey, mustard and garlic. But in our family we do not go for meat with a sweet flavor, so we replaced honey with Worcestershire sauce. That makes it our family home recipe. The shank is guaranteed to come out soft and flavorful.

Ingredients for Pork Shank

  • 1 pork shank (we got a 4 lb one)
  • 2 carrots
  • 2-3 onions
  • 1 garlic head
  • celeriac
  • 2 rosemary stalks
  • 1 teaspoon whole coriander
  • 1 teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 3-4 bay leaves
  • rough sea salt

Ingredients for Mixture

  • 1 teaspoon whole white pepper
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
Ingredients for Pork Shank

Ingredients for Pork Shank

Cooking Instructions

    1. Wash the shank, put it into a big pan and pour with cold water.
    2. Add carrots, onions, garlic, rosemary, coriander, bay leaves, black pepper and salt. Dice the carrots, celeriac and onions largely, but you can put in the whole garlic. Cook the shank for about 2 hours over low heat.
    3. Take it out of the broth and leave it to dry a little. Then coat it with a mixture made of mashed garlic, freshly ground white pepper, Worcestershire sauce and mustard.
    4. Leave it for about an hour for better soaking, then place the shank in a pre-heated oven.
    5. Bake it for about 1 hour at the temperature of 320-360 degrees. You can place potato slices around it, they will absorb the fat and become very tasty.
Baked Pork Shank

Roasted Pork Shank

  1. Serve the shank hot. Usually shank goes well with sauerkraut.
Pork Shank with Sauerkraut

Pork Shank with Sauerkraut