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Pasture Raised Pork Shank (Hock)

Pasture Raised Pork Shank (Hock)

Great for pork osso buco

Pork shank is full of pasture-raised connective tissue, which is rich in flavor and in nutrients such as collagen!

The pork shank is a cross section cut from the leg of the pig. It is located above the trotter and below the ham. In particular, this cut is the hock which is the joint at the bottom of the shank. Each piece of shank consists of bone, lean meat, fat, connective tissue. Our hocks have not been smoked or cured. They are raw and ready for use in any recipe.

This cut needs to be cooked low and slow in order to melt the connective tissue and make the meat nice and tender. We recommend a slow roast or braise. In Germany, there is a traditional Oktoberfest treat, Schweinshaxe, which consists of of roasted pork hock with crispy skin and tender meat.

Each piece of Red House Ranch pork shank weighs roughly a third of a pound. We recommend two to three pieces of shank per person. 

** Did you know that pasture-raised pork has a 60% lower ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids? This is important in terms of increasing the nutritional content of the fat on our animals and in terms of potentially preventing chronic disease. **