Berkshire Pork Shanks- 6 per pack

Hind shanks 8-9.5 lbs per pack

Berkshire pork shanks make fabulous Osso-Bucco! A hearty and delicious supper party is yours with very little fuss. Braise slowly and serve with risotto Milanese for traditional Italian style, but hearty polenta or buttered egg noodles are also wonderful accompaniments!

These meaty shanks are around 1 1/2 lbs a piece. Every time I serve them people go, “Oh I couldn’t possibly eat all that!” Well, there are almost never leftovers! Berkshire pork .has been at the House of Windsor for generations. One taste and you will understand why. The slow braise preparation be it in your dutch oven, pressure cooker or the sous-vide couldn’t be easier, and the results are divine. Move over beef bourgenoine!

Berkshire Pork Shanks 6/pack  8.5-9 lbs avg

$48.00


Weight: 9
SKU: POR350F Category:

Additional Information

Weight 9

Reduced Shipping Costs

Many of our ingredients are perishable and therefore by necessity, require FEDEX Standard Overnight shipping. There is no way around it - it's costly, and understanding shipping calculations practically requires a degree in actuary science!

In order to help defray your cost of shipping, we have incorporated shipping discounts for many of our finer ingredients. These ingredients are noted on the web site and the discounts will be automatically calculated when the ingredient is added to your cart. These discounts are cumalitive, so you could end up with very low or no shipping charges. (dependant on your location)

The best part is that you might as well add that extra pound of mushrooms, a bottle of truffle oil, some pasta or your favorite "pantry staples" because the shipping costs may not even change!

Artisan/History/Story

Kurobuta” means “black pig” in Japanese. This heritage breed “pedigree pig” is much slower growing than your supermarket pig which is commercially farmed for quick time to market--NOT flavor. This is certified 100% pure Berkshire. The Kurobuta (or Berkshire) pig is a unique pig which has ancestry from the British Isles and Asia and is being carefully preserved by caring farmers here domestically. The farmers take extraordinary care in assuring these pedigree pigs a healthy and happy environment--of course free of hormones or antibiotics.

How to Prep/Store

These shanks come in a package of six and are frozen. Defrost in refrigerator overnight and then cook them low and slow in the cast iron dutch oven or sous vide. ( or make quick work of it and use the pressure cooker "bone in meat setting")

Recipe Ideas

Low and slow is the key here. All day in the cast iron dutch oven, or an hour in the pressure cooker? Or about 6 hours in the sous-vide. Suit your fancy. The results are meltingly tender. They are excellent served with rissotto for classic Italian style Osso-Bucco or go for buttered egg noodles, polenta, or mashed potatoes for a contemporary twist.