Meat of domestic pigs is often an additional element basis or everyday meals – it is used to cook the barbecue, chops, cutlets, soups, baked pork, boiled and fried. Delicious knuckle which is a part of the shank (leg), has a soft, juicy structure. Especially households enjoy pork knuckle baked in the oven – this dish will be a wonderful decoration festive or everyday table. That pork turned out delicious, you need to know how to cook it. Read below a few of the recipes with a detailed description of the process.
How to choose the right pork knuckle
The first stage of cooking baked shank begins at the time of its purchase. Properly selected part of the leg is 50% of the taste of future meals.
- Take the meat from the hind leg of the pig. Pay attention to the structure in the cut: it is important to prevent chapped areas.
- An easy way to check for pork quality – a good push on it with your finger. If the surface long takes its former shape, do not buy.
- Note the color – it should not be too dark. Only choose pork with white fat.
- One of the main landmarks – the smell, it needs to be pleasant and sweet.
Recipes pork shank baked in the oven
Pork shank can be cooked in different ways – using a special seasoning, with a side dish or pre-processed meat. Before cooking in the oven pork is cooked, but there is an option to do it without heat treatment in water. Tastier knuckle will make cooking it in the marinade and with suitable spices.
How to bake a ham without a bone in foil
Classic shank baked in foil with garlic, with mustard-soy marinade. You need to cook it with the bone. Bone part is already removed before serving. A delicious dish sure to please everyone’s taste.
- Half a kilogram of the shank.
- Large head of garlic.
- One hundred grams of soy sauce (or less to taste).
- Tablespoon of mustard (if desired, you can add more).
- Seasonings: oregano, pepper, salt, Basil.
How to cook:
- Rinse the back of the leg, wipe with a towel. Take a sharp knife, make deep cuts on the surface. Divide the garlic into slices, each slice cut into two parts, insert them into the resulting hole.
- Prepare the marinade: mix soy sauce, mustard, seasoning.
- Apply the marinade over the pork, leave in the fridge for half a day, or six hours (minimum). Wrap with cling film to marinade remained on the surface and well absorbed.
- Put the oven to heat up to 180 degrees. Criss-cross cut the surface of the shank, put in foil, put in a bowl.
- After an hour and 20 minutes remove the meat almost ready, remove the foil to let it brown. Bake for about ten minutes.
- Serve the drumstick with potatoes, sauerkraut or sour baked fruit.
Pork shank with honey and garlic in sleeve
That pork turned out delicious, juicy and beautiful, you need to prepare it using a special marinade. Go in, then the honey, soy sauce, lemon juice and orange. Will add a delicious spicy taste garlic to the baked product.
- Pounds pork shank.
- Large onion.
- Bay leaf.
- Pepper, salt.
- Two tablespoons of honey.
- Two tablespoons of soy sauce.
- Five cloves of garlic.
How to cook:
- Rinse the meat, Pat dry with paper towel. Brush all over with the marinade: mix the honey, soy sauce, juice of half a lemon and half orange, spices (salt, pepper, other optional). Put chopped garlic cloves.
- Cover the pork with cling film, leave in fridge so it is promarinovalos. Periodically shaking it.
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the marinated meat into the food sleeve, make several punctures to allow steam to escape.
- Bake up to two hours (see the readiness of pork). When cooking will be close to the end, pull the knuckle free from the sleeve, flip and leave in the oven for a quarter of an hour, so it has a beautiful crust. It can pour the separated juice.
- Serve with garnish as desired.
How delicious to bake the pork without cooking in beer
It is believed that the upper part of the leg of the pig, oven-baked, traditional Czech dish. As lovers of beer, the Czechs could not ignore the pork cooking with it. To make it delicious with a Golden crust, for this recipe you will need a dark beer.
- One kilogram of shank (allowed to take slightly more or less +-100 grams).
- Head of garlic.
- Dark beer (bottle 500 millilitres).
- Sunflower (or other vegetable) oil.
- Other seasonings.
How to do knuckle baked in the oven without cooking with beer:
- The crust turned out crispy, leave the meat in the refrigerator over night, no covering. So it dries better. Do not forget the Shin thoroughly washed and dried before cooling.
- In the morning, put the oven to heat up to 180 degrees. The baking sheet with high sides grease with sunflower oil. Cut the onions in strips, place on the surface of the baking dish. On top place the pre-dried knuckle. RUB it with salt, pepper, add cumin, cloves of garlic. The shank was juicy, pour a little beer on top of her, but at the initial stage of beer will replace regular sunflower oil.
- Within an hour, bake pork. When will the appointed time, pour on a baking tray of dark beer.
- Knuckle in beer will bake at least four hours. At that moment, when it becomes crispy, be prepared every forty minutes to pour her an alcoholic drink.
- To accurately determine the readiness of the shank, take the meat thermometer. The inside temperature should be ninety degrees or slightly more. When this happens, make the fire stronger in the oven (to 230 degrees) and bake for about a quarter of an hour to brown the pork thoroughly.
- Serve with garnish and greens.
Bake the pork in the oven with potatoes
Traditionally pork shank served with cabbage, boiled or baked potatoes, vegetables. To simultaneously with the meat to make the topping, use the following recipe. Shank will be served to the table with a nice, juicy potato.
- Kg shank.
- A kilo of potatoes.
- Three teeth of garlic.
- Olive oil (two big spoons).
- Eight Laurel leaves.
- Sea salt, pepper.
How to cook:
- Half boil the potatoes in the pan.
- Knife crush the garlic teeth.
- In a mortar crush the Bay leaves, add crushed garlic, salt, and oil to make a paste.
- With a thin knife make an incision, put that in the mix. Remnants of brush all over the pork, leave to marinate for half an hour.
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Put the grill in the oven on the middle distance from the fire, cover with a knuckle. On the lower level, place the tray to drain the juice from the meat. Bake for about ten minutes.
- Lower the temperature to 160 degrees, bake the pork for about an hour.
- Poluotvorenog potatoes sprinkle pepper, salt, place on a baking tray, dripping juice from the top of the ham, cook all together for another half hour.
- Serve with greens – parsley, dill, fresh vegetables.
Video: cooking marinated pork shank in the oven
Not always easy to cook the meat according to the description. The dish was more tasty and high quality, you may need visual support – photos and videos. On the training video you will see how an experienced chef prepares homemade shank, seasoned with additional ingredients – onions, honey, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard. Pre-boil the meat to cook in the oven faster. It made slits for the garlic, then pork processed honey-mustard marinade. Baked the upper part of the drumsticks on the foil. How to prepare: