Shanks are a versatile cut. They are comprised of meat from the lower leg. The shank is flavorful but is also a tougher cut of meat. For this reason, they are best prepared in a slow cooker that will allow you to cook your shank for hours to tenderise your meat to bring out its amazing potential.
Finding a recipe to cook this wonderful cut is very easy. Cookbooks are full of shank recipes and every neighbour seems to have their own favourite recipe. Each and every recipe you find is full of flavour and texture, bringing you perfectly cooked shank to grace your table any night of the week.
However, one recipe stands out above the others. This recipe provides a mouth-watering taste sensation that will impress even the toughest critic within your family.
This hearty recipe calls for braising. For our novice cooks, braising simply means to fry your meat until browned before you stew it slowly in a covered dish, or slow cooker, with an amount of liquid. It is like a stew but needs less liquid and requires a longer cooking time. This method combines both dry and moist heat to cook the meat leaving it tender and full of flavour!
This method is also a cook's secret to perfectly prepare even the toughest cut of meat to make a meal that tastes like pure heaven. In this recipe, we are braising to create a fabulous shank!
To cook this perfectly braised shank follow this flopproof recipe.
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Serve your meat with mashed or baked potatoes and a salad for a fantastic meal full or flavour and texture!
Shank is beautiful fixed in soups, stews and casseroles. It is an inexpensive cut and is perfect for a weekend meal. This dish is also wonderful to prepare and have ready after a long day at work or play. Braised shank is a family pleaser and is perfect to fix for any occasion. Cook it tomorrow and enjoy!