The Pork Shank is the front forearm of the pig. This cut is tough because the pigs develop muscles living in the woods, which in turn gives the meat incredible flavor that tastes next-level compared to layman’s pork. The bone it surrounds has marrow that melts into a braise when slow cooked, making it extra rich. You hungry yet?
Pork Shanks are perfect for low and slow cooking. The long cooking time gives the connective tissue and marrow time to melt, creating a luscious final product. Always start your braise by searing over high heat, then add homemade stock, wine, and herbs to add extra layers of flavor to this already delicious cut.