The recipe for pork shank in wine is a success here on the site. For a change, try this ham recipe with mint sauce. Both are delicious! Your Christmas will be a success!


  • 1 pork shank (approximately 3 kg)
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • ½ cup mint (chopped)
  • ½ cup olive oil (tea)
  • 1 cup of water (tea)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 2 cups provolone cheese (diced)
  • 1 cup bacon (diced)
  • 1 cup pitted green olives (chopped)

Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup water (tea)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mint (chopped)

Preparation mode

  1. In a roasting pan, place the shank and season with the wine, mint, olive oil, water, pepper and salt.
  2. Cover and let rest for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven.
  4. Remove the shank from the seasoning and, with a knife, make holes all over the meat.
  5. Stuff the holes with the provolone, olives and bacon.
  6. Drizzle with half the seasoning, cover with aluminum foil and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the paper and bake for another 1 hour or until golden.
  8. In a pan, over low heat, place all the ingredients for the sauce and let it reduce until it forms a sauce.
  9. Place the shank on a platter, drizzle with the sauce or serve separately.
  10. Serve.

Mother’s Tips

If you prefer, decorate the shank with carnations or mint twigs.

Approximate yield of 12 servings.

See also pork shank in wine.


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