Braised Pork Shank (Stinco di Maiale)

braised pork shanks
Tying the pork shanks with butcher's twine helps the succulent meat stay on the bones during cookingTed + Chelsea Cavanaugh

Cathy Whims, the chef at Nostrana in Portland, Oregon, cooks pork shanks low and slow with aromatics and beer for her annual maialata, a traditional Italian festival celebrating the pig. Fresh parsley and lemon zest give this hearty dish a bright finish.

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