Soak the beef shank in water for 3 hours, then change the water and cook for 3 hours after boiling over low heat under the lid.
How to cook beef shank
1. Wash the shank, if available, scrape off the dark areas with a knife. 2. (Optional step). Put the shank in a saucepan, cover with water and leave for 3 hours – this will soften the skin and make the broth more transparent. 3. Change the water, put on fire and cook the shank for 5 minutes after boiling. 4. Change the water, boil the shank for 3 hours, salting the water half an hour before the end of cooking.
Beef shank is great for cooking broths for soup or aspic . The bone will make the broth strong and fragrant, and the meat of the shank, despite the fact that it is considered low-grade, will completely soften and become juicy during the cooking of the broth. Another name for beef shank is shank. This is the lower part of the beef leg – from the knee joint to the elbow; in other words, it is the upper part of the leg. In this case, it is customary to call the shank part of the front leg, and the shank – the back. When choosing a shank for cooking, you should give preference to parts with bright red meat.