We like some nice roasted pork. This time I decided to do a roasted pork shank. Usually, we do it with beans, but I wanted something fast and delicious. In addition, I thought that some colors on the plate will also be nice.
For the pork shank, I picked up the frozen mini pork shank. It was the only one which was smoked. Not to the extent that I like or am used to, but it was fine. Mine was already mixed with condiments. Otherwise, I would rub it with some olive oil and a mix of paprika, salt, and pepper.
For the side dish, I used potatoes. I wanted to add some color to the plate so I used purple potatoes and sweet potatoes. To complete the meal, I bought also some tomatoes and Mache salad.
The cooking process is pretty straightforward. The pork should be rubbed with spices. You can add hot paprika to the condiment mix if you want it hotter. Rub the pork and place it in a tray in a vertical position (do not place it on one side). This way it will cook uniform. The potatoes can be cut into chunks. Here, you can use your favorite recipe for baked potatoes. I like mine simple. I add the chunks into a mixing bowl and mix them with some olive oil, salt, and pepper. Then, off they go to the baking tray, near the pork shank.
The cooking time is 40 minutes at 200 degrees Celsius. It’s the perfect time to take care of the salad. Wash the tomatoes and the Mache salad under running water and use a salad spinner if available, to remove the excess water. Add the salad into a bowl together with the sliced tomatoes. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper and mix. On top of the salad add some thick balsamic vinegar. If you liked this, try also our Lamb Chops recipe.
Or, if you need a light recipe, try the Chicken Skillet Dinner.