Oven-baked pork knuckle is a fragrant, toning-up dish for real men. It is quite simple to prepare it, even an unsophisticated person in culinary basics can handle it. The dish is well suited for a friendly male meeting, especially in a duet with a few bottles of cold beer. It will also be appropriate when meeting a tete-a-tete and, if the expression that the path to the heart of a man lies through the stomach, then you are on the right path!
Baking preparation and technology
- It is better to buy steering in the market, because there is more choice, and the meat is fresher. If for the preparation of jelly it is better to use the knuckle from the front legs, then for baking it is necessary to take from the rear, it is larger and there is more meat. Pay attention to the skin, it should be smooth cream-colored and without dark spots, and the fat layer is minimal, the meat is light pink and elastic when pressed - this is a guarantee of freshness and "youth."
- Scrape the house under running water with a knife and rinse it thoroughly, lightly dry it. Next, turn on the gas and exhaust (it is a very specific smell), sing the leg, once again clean the skin with a knife, because it is the most appetizing in the finished dish: beautifully baked and crispy.
- It is not worth wisely further, choosing between different marinades and sets of spices. The next stage is cooking. Some recipes recommend marinating before cooking, but this is not entirely reasonable, since everything that is absorbed by the meat will turn out to be cooked in broth. If you wish, of course, you can change these 2 stages in places, compare the results and choose the best one.
- Now you can send the steak stuffed with garlic in the marinade, the options are many: beer, mustard with sour cream or mayonnaise with the addition of soy sauce, garlic, cumin, ginger and other spices. Let her lie there for 6–7 hours (it can be all night), reach for the oven, bake until ready for about 2 hours. Another touch - periodically when baking, water the sauce, if not cooked in foil or sleeve.
Calorie pork shank
Pie in no way can be attributed to the dietary dishes, but sometimes you can pamper yourself, even if you stick to PP, for example, on holidays. Especially good to cook it in the off season and in winter. It is high in calories - 294-332 kcal per 100 grams. The value fluctuates and depends on a number of reasons: the size of the layer of fat, the method of preparation, the composition of the marinade, for example, light-colored beer is less caloric than dark, etc.
Choosing the best marinade for shank
You can pick up the marinade from the following, any of them has the right to life, each is good in its own way. Paraphrasing famous words: "all recipes are good - choose to taste"! The process is creative: in any of them you can add something, and remove something.
- garlic - 4 cloves;
- olive oil - 50 ml;
- soy sauce - 50 ml;
- Pepper mix - to taste;
- dried rosemary - to taste.
- apple cider vinegar - 2 tbsp. l .;
- soy sauce - 2 tbsp. l .;
- oil - 3-4 tbsp. l .;
- salt - 1-2 tsp;
- mustard beans and spicy - 2 tbsp. l .;
- garlic - 6-7 cloves (crush with a press);
- marjoram, basil, rosemary, paprika, coriander - to taste.
- soy sauce - 2 tbsp. l .;
- mayonnaise - 2 tsp;
- nutmeg and black pepper - 0.5 tsp;
- seasoning for meat - to taste;
- salt (if it is not in meat seasoning) - to taste.
- light beer - 1 liter;
- coriander - 1 tsp;
- oregano - 0.5 tsp;
- cumin - 1 tsp;
- bell pepper - 1 tsp .;
- mustard - 1 tbsp. l .;
- salt - 2 tsp;
- honey - 2 tbsp. l .;
- garlic - 5 cloves.
Pork knuckle baked - a classic recipe
One of the options for the quick cooking of roasted shank at home - without pre-boiling and marinating for many hours.
- knuckle - 1-2 pcs .;
- onions - 2 pcs .;
- potatoes - 1 kg;
- garlic - 3-4 cloves;
- rosemary sushi. - 1 tsp;
- peas black pepper - 1 tsp .;
- salt - 2 tsp;
- Lavrushka - 3 pcs.
- Vegetables and spices are prepared, knuckle cleared, you can start cooking. Grate the garlic or crush with a press. Put rosemary in a mortar, add peppercorns, break laurel leaves into pieces, grind everything thoroughly, add garlic, mix.
- With a little effort to rub the mixture in the knuckle, let stand a little.
- Cut the bulbs in half (it is easier and quicker to clean), remove the husk, chop into large half rings, pour into the bottom of the mold.
- On top of the onions lay the shredded, grated with coarse salt.
- Place in an oven heated to 230-250 degrees for about half an hour, then reduce heat to 190, bake for about an hour and a half (depending on the size of meat and oven), pour over the juice that will appear during baking.
- Wash the tubers of medium size, peel (young can be left in the peel), cut into quarters. Put in a bowl, add a little salt, pepper, you can add your favorite spices, mix, spread around the shank 20-25 minutes before it is ready.
How to bake shank in foil or in the sleeve
A dish cooked according to this recipe will be tasty both cold and hot. Its rich, intoxicating aroma with fruity notes will fill the kitchen in a matter of minutes. And when it is ready, you will not have to call home twice! Its taste is perfectly complemented by vegetables, but also a side dish of potatoes, especially young ones, will also work.
- 30-35 grams of liquid honey;
- 4 garlic cloves;
- 40 ml of soy sauce;
- half a lemon and an orange;
- 25-30 g adjika;
- salt and spices (to taste).
- Prepare the shank, wash well and scrape under running water, dry with a multi-layered paper towel.
- Squeeze orange and lemon juice. Mix adjika and honey, add spices, sauce, pour in a mixture of juices, mix, if necessary, then add salt. Shoulder dish evenly coat the mixture, put in a deep bowl, cover with foil, let stand in the refrigerator or in a cool place for 2-4 hours.
- Cut the garlic into plates, put half of it in a sleeve tied on one side, then send shreds and garlic residues to it, pour marinade, tie the other side of the sleeve well.
- Place the sleeve in the form, pierce the top in several places with a toothpick, put in the oven for 2-3 hours, cook at 180 degrees.
- Be careful not to get burned by steam, make a full-length incision on the sleeve. Bake for about 15 minutes. In the end, should appear brownish crust, causing appetite and the desire to eat it soon.
Knuckle recipe in both the Czech Republic and Germany
What are the most famous "beer" countries? That's right - Germany and the Czech Republic! Naturally, the knuckle there is prepared with this national frothy drink. It is first brewed in a beer with apples (it is possible without them), and then baked according to a long-standing national tradition with sauerkraut. It is cooked in the oven in a beer simply, not quickly, but you don’t need to “stand over the pan”.
- beer (preferably light) - 1.5 l;
- carrots - 2 pcs .;
- bulbs - 2 pcs .;
- apples cf. size - 2 pcs .;
- sauerkraut - 1.5 kg;
- garlic 4-5 cloves;
- honey 2-3 tbsp. l .;
- greens, salt and spices - to taste.
- Vegetables and fruits, cut into large pieces, it is better to take apples hard and sour. All poured into the pan, add spices, mix, put the knuckle. Pour all the beer (about a quarter of the glass left for the marinade), add salt, cook a couple of hours (depending on size), but do not overcook so that the meat does not lag behind the bone.
- Prepare the marinade from the remnants of beer with the addition of pepper, honey, garlic and beer.
- Cover the baking sheet with sides with foil, pour a little broth from the pan, put a layer of cabbage on it, and put the shank on it, cut the rhombus with the skin, smear it with honey mixture. Repeat when baking every 10-15 minutes, so as not to overdry.
- Leave a little broth, when the dish is heated, then pour a little on a baking sheet or frying pan, then the meat will keep juiciness and taste freshly prepared.
Shank baked in dough - a simple dish for the holiday table
Unusual dish from the series "lazy", but very tasty. Appetizing crispy bread crust eaten without residue. It is described in just 3 short words: easy, fast and tasty!
- knuckle - 1 pc .;
- salt - 2 tsp. (1 teaspoonful of meat and 1 teaspoonful of dough);
- peppercorns - 10 pcs .;
- water - 1 cup;
- flour - about 550 g;
- garlic - 4 cloves;
- Mix the chopped peas peppers with grated garlic, and a teaspoon of salt, smear the knob on all sides, let stand for a couple of hours and soak.
- Knead a glass of salted water and flour dough, like dumplings, to "ripen" 40 minutes.
- Roll the dough into a layer (1 cm thick), place the drumstick on the middle of it, carefully pinch it, put it on a baking tray with sides, and place in an oven heated to 180 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Take out, carefully "pack" with foil, reduce heat to 150 degrees, cook for 2 hours or more, depending on the size.
- Get the finished dish, let it cool a little, serve to the table. And if the meat can still remain, then the crust of dough soaked in fragrant saturated broth never remains. This way you can bake and boiled pork.
Garlic, prepared for mashing, cut in half lengthwise, roll in a mixture of pepper with other spices, and then paste into the incisions. If the knuckle will stew in beer, do not forget to turn on the hood or close the kitchen door tightly and open the window, otherwise the apartment will be filled with the smell of alcohol.
Bake the knuckle in the oven is easy, there are different recipes for "labor-intensive". In the technological chain, boil-marinate-bake the first two links can be swapped, and you can completely eliminate it. But patience still have to stock up, since from the beginning of preparation and before tasting the dish will take about 3 hours. This is if you do not keep long in the marinade. Successful experiments in the kitchen and recognition of your culinary talents by the household!