Pork shank is full of flavour and a common ingredient in traditional Nordic home cooked dishes. Other variations include using boneless pork shank as a steak, which requires a little longer cooking in the oven or braising to make a delicious stew. In Nordic kitchens, salted pork shank is a classic ingredient for pea soup and as the shank has a lot of gelatine, it is often used for a Nordic Christmas dish called meat jelly.
Flodins cookings tips slow-cooked pork casserole
- Place a salted shank in an ovenproof pot or casserole. Add a roughly chopped carrot, onions, bay leaf, some crushed juniper berries and a bunch of white peppercorns. Add just enough water to cover the bottom of the pot.
- Cover and cook in the oven at 100°C for 8 hours.
- Roughly chop some sausages and smoked bacon and fry until golden, then stir in 500 grams of sauerkraut.
- When this mixture is hot through, pour it over the meat and then return to the oven for another hour.
Serve with mashed potatoes, mustard and a cold beer!