Oven baked with garlic and spices

Ingredients for cooking baked shank in the oven with garlic and spices

  1. Pork shank 1 kg
  2. Ground black pepper to your liking
  3. Table salt to your liking
  4. Seasonings for meat (any) to your liking
  5. Mayonnaise 3 tablespoons
  6. Vegetable oil (or fat) 3-5 tablespoons
  7. 2-5 cloves garlic
  • Main Ingredients: Pork, Garlic
  • Serving 8-10
  • World cuisine


Cutting board, Sharp knife, Kitchen paper napkins, Garlic press, Strong thread, Refrigerator, Foil, Oven, Baking tray, Serving plate

Cooking the shank baked in the oven with garlic and spices:

Step 1: Prepare the pork.

To begin, the pork knuckle must be thoroughly washed under cold running water, then drained with kitchen paper towels. If necessary, you can cheat it over the included gas burner in order to remove the remaining coat, if any. Then lay the knuckle on a cutting board, with a sharp knife, make an incision on its skin, along the bone. The cut needs to be made so deepso that after that the bone is visible. Then this same bone needs to be cut out and carefully removed, try to do it in such a way that there is no meat left on the bone.

Step 2: Rub the knuckle with spices and tightly wrap it.

Now unfold the shank, rub it inside with salt, ground pepper and seasonings for meat. Peel the garlic, rinse under running water and pass through a garlic press. Chopped garlic also rub the shank inside. Then grease the meat inside and out with mayonnaise. From the outside, it is also worth salting, pepper and sprinkle shank with seasonings. In order to tightly wrap the knuckle, so that it does not unfold during cooking, you must use a strong thread. To do this, roll the knuckle well, and then wrap it with thread, secure with reliable knots. In this condition leave the shank for 2-3 hoursso that it is well marinated and soaked in spices. It is advisable to even place it in the refrigerator for this time in a closed container.

Step 3: Wrap the shank in foil and place it on a baking sheet.

After this time, remove the shank from the refrigerator. Cut the foil 2 strips and lay them crosswise. Put the previously prepared pork knuckle in the center of the resulting cross. Sprinkle the product on top with vegetable oil, or coat with pork fat. Then tightly wrap the shank with foil and lay the product on a baking sheet, previously lightly doused with water (thus, the shank is also steamed).

Step 4: Bake the pork knuckle in the oven.

Preheat the oven up to 200 degrees, then place a baking tray with meat in it and cook it. It will take about 60-80 minutes. About 10 minutes before complete readiness, open the oven and carefully unfold the foil so as not to burn yourself. In this case, it is best to use culinary tacks. This will help to ensure that the product is browned and endowed with a delicious crust.

Step 5: Serve the knuckle baked in the oven with garlic and spices.

As soon as the shank is browned on top, remove the pan from the oven, cool the shank. Then cut it into portions and place it nicely on a serving plate. In fact, a ready-made pork shank can be safely consumed both in cold and in hot form. And you can serve such a dish to the table both as an independent and with a side dish. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - As a side dish to the knuckle, you can serve vegetables (fresh, in a salad, in the form of a stew or grill), rice, potatoes, as well as any cereals that you like.

- - The sauce for the knuckle can be either a hot option or a neutral one: with a creamy or cheese flavor. It all depends on your individual preferences. Even pure sour cream and mustard are perfect for toning dishes.

- - At will, any shredded greens can be wrapped in shank: dill, parsley, cilantro. This will enrich her taste and greatly decorate her cut. - In addition, you can stuff the shank with any products of your choice and taste. Any culinary experiments and fantasies are welcome here.