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Pork shank with black beer

Pork shank with black beer


For the pork shank

  • Preheat oven to 180* C (350* F) Fan.
  • Finely chop the garlic.
  • Cut slits in to the meat of the pork shank with a sharp, pointy knife.
  • Add some salt, freshly ground pepper and fill each slit with a piece of chopped garlic.
  • Place the pork shank in a clay pot.
  • Add the leeks cut in to pieces using the white part only, the potatoes, the carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped. Pour some olive olive and the grated zest of 1 orange.
  • Pour the black beer over them.
  • Cover clay pot with lid and bake for 2 ½ hours at 180*C (350* F) or for 3 hours at 170* C (338* F).
  • When ready, remove from oven.
  • Transfer pork shank and vegetables on to a serving dish.
  • Slice the potatoes in half.
  • Pour sauce over meat and vegetables and serve.

For the gravy

  • Place a pan over medium heat.
  • Drain the juices from the clay pot in to the pan.
  • Add the butter, mustard, honey, garlic, orange juice, salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes, until it glazes and thickens. 
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
24 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
30 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
9 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
121 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
10 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
22 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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