How to cook a pork shank in multi cooker (slow cooker)
Pork leg is a “winter” food. It is hearty and tasty. If you have a Multi Cooker (also known as slow cooker) than you can cook this dish easily in a few simple steps.
- Pork shank
- Salt and spices to taste
- Inspect and clean the pork knuckle. Choose a low-fat; small size and a clean cut which means there are no bone fragments that are visible. Select your spices; you may use fresh ground pepper, a couple of sprigs of rosemary and a bay leaf.
Wash the meat and put it into the pan. Then add the spices with the onion and carrot. Wash and peel the onion; it will provide a golden color to the dish. Add your selected spices. Fill the pan with clean water and turn on the cooker into the “simmer” mode for 6 hours. Do not add salt yet!
While the pork shank is cooking, prepare your mixture for rubbing. You may use salt, pepper (hot and sweet) and finely chopped garlic.
Check time and again your pork shank for readiness.
When the shank is cooked, remove from the multi cooker along with the cooked carrots.You can use the carrots for decoration; cut his into wedges.
Use a plastic film to wrap the pork shank; place a mixture for rubbing before you place the shank.
Remember that a well-cooked shank will have the central bone easily removed. Put the shank in a food film.
Place the remaining mixture for rubbing on the surface of the meat, place the carrot wedges as well. You may also add green peas to give the pork dish a sectional bright touch.
With a firm grasp, roll the shank and the rest of the ingredients into a tight roll and use the film to make a tight wrap. Place the finished shank roll in a container with a cover and place in a refrigerator. Remove the pork shank from the fridge the next day and cut into portions before you eat. Bon appétit!
- A pork shank should fit into a cup of multi cooker – consider this when purchasing your meat.
- You may cut the ready made shank into circles and freeze it. So you will be able to thaw one circle for one portion when needed and save the rest for some time.
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