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fireman bob's slow cooked pork shank my way...

a recipe by
Bob Cooney
Cottonwood Heights, UT

I was asked to come up with a new recipe, I hope You all enjoy.... Maybe a new " Comfort " food ...... Fireman Bob :)

serves 1 for about a week
cook time 5 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For fireman bob's slow cooked pork shank my way...

  • 15 lb
    13 to 15 pounds bone-in pork shank
  • 4 Tbsp
    coconut oil - if you don't have coconut oil, you can use olive oil...
  • 1 lg
    fennel bulb - sliced thin - only the white part of the bulb
  • 1 tsp
    caraway seeds
  • 15 to 20 clove
    cloves garlic - course chopped
  • 2 can
    28 ounce tomatoes - diced
  • 1 can
    chicken stock - small can
  • 1 c
    red wine
  • 1 tsp
    red pepper flakes - or to taste
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    italian parsley - basil - oragano - divided
  • 1 tsp
    ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    course sea salt - or to taste

How To Make fireman bob's slow cooked pork shank my way...

  • 1
    Have Crock pot heating while preparing the rest...
  • 2
    On the " fat " layer on the shank, make " diamond " cuts deep enough to just split the skin.
  • 3
    Heat the oil over high heat. Add the shank and cook a minute or two on each side until browned. Remove and set aside.
  • 4
    In a pan, drop the heat to medium, sauté the garlic, fennel, carraway seeds with salt till garlic begins to show color. Add the pork to the Crock pot, add tomatoes, wine, chicken stock, Italian parsley, basil, oragano, and red pepper flakes. Cover and seal with foil, and place lid and slow cook for 5 hours
  • 5
    Cook for 6 hours on low, turn the shank at 30 minute intervals. In the last 20 minutes of cooking, uncover the meat, turn it again, The pork is done when the meat pulls easily away from the bone. Serve with pasta and crusty bread and butter.
  • 6
    ENJOY !!!

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