Ingredient Name:  Pork Shank (Fresh)
 
Traditional Chinese Name:  豬展(zhū zhǎn)
 
What is this?
  • Pork shank or shin is the lower part of the meat around the lower leg of the pig
  • The meat in its raw state is tough and lean
  • When cooked, it is soft and can become gelatinous

How do I prepare it?

  • Simply wash with cool water
  • Blanching is required when used in soups
  • Use the entire shank as one piece

Where can I buy this?

  • You can buy this in any supermarket
  • In Asian supermarkets, you can purchase them by weight and request the size of cut you want
  • You can purchase the shank with or without the leg bone

What is the cost?

  • Pork shank costs around $30 HKD for 200 grams

Any benefits?

  • Pork contains many nutrients (including 6 essential vitamins)
  • It is a good source of iron, zinc, Vitamin B6 and protein
  • It is said to be a healthier red meat substitute over beef
  • This cut is lean and relatively fat free

Any precautions?

  • Pork must be cooked thoroughly before consumption as there is still a potential risk of salmonella
  • Consumption of meat must be done in moderation

Additional Information?

  • Pork shanks can be kept frozen for up to 3 months
  • Fresh pork shanks should be consumed within 4 days

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