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Lentil and Pork Shank Soup

Lentil and Pork Shank Soup


A meatier version of lentil soup!

For the pork shank

  • Rinse the pork shank under running water. Place it in a pot with enough water to cover it. Add all of the remaining ingredients and boil for 3 hours. The meat will become so soft and tender that it will fall apart.
  • Let it cool in the broth.

For the lentils

  • Place the lentils in a pot with water. Bring them to a boil, drain the water and set them aside in a bowl. Lentils turn out better when you do this first. You will cook them further in the recipe.
  • Melt the butter in a pot. Add the vegetables and sauté them over low heat.
  • Add the lentils, 1 liter of the pork shank broth and the aromatics. Boil for ½ an hour, until the lentils are done.
  • When they are almost ready, add the salt and remove the fat and the bones from the pork shank. Tear up the meat into smaller pieces with your hands.
  • Stir to combine the lentils with the meat and add as much more broth to make the consistency of the soup as you like.
  • Serve in bowls and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley.


Remove the excess fat from the broth before you add the lentils….

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
15 %


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)
8 %

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)
6 %

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)
13 %


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)
10 %


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)
48 %


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)
38 %


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)
2 %


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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