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Pork Shanks - Recipe

Pork Shanks      A very special dish - pork shanks are tender, juicy, and full of flavor especially when you use pastured raised pork.  I got the shanks in the pictures below from Dancing Cow Farm at the Leesburg Farm Market in Northern Virginia.  If I had one word to describe this meat I would say "succulent".  This recipe braises vegetables and apples alongside the shanks, and is seasoned with herbes de Provence also found at the farmers market from Full Moon Farm.

(Serves 4-6)

1-2 T. Coconut Oil for frying
4 Pork Shanks (about 7 lbs)
Freshly Ground Pepper
3 Celery Ribs chopped
2 Yellow Onions sliced
6 Carrots peeled cut into 1 inch pieces
4 Granny Smith Apples peeled and quartered
1 head Garlic peeled and coarsely chopped
1 T. Herbes de Provence
2 T. Thick Balsamic Vinegar
2 c. Chicken Bone Broth

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.  Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat.  Pat the pork shanks dry with a paper towel.  Place the shanks in the pot an…

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