Delicious Pork Shanks

Delicious, easy roasted Pork shanks, make for an effortless, tasty main course on Christmas day! Also great for Boxing Day leftover sandwiches! This is a new trend on Christmas in Greece, but it is gaining a lot of popularity!

  • 3 Hours

  • 6


  • 2 large whole but trimmed pork shanks 
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • 4 red peppers
  • 1 glass of red wine
  • 2 garlic heads
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 oranges
  • 1/2 cup Gaea Kalamata Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Line a large and deep roasting tray with baking paper and add the shanks in
  • Cut the garlic heads Vertically in half roughly rub over the shanks and drop in the tray
  • Smear the shanks with the mustard and salt and pepper well, giving the shanks a good 5 minute massage! Show the love!
  • Squeeze the oranges into the roasting tray and drop the squeezed halves in as well.
  • Peel the onion and cut in quarters and drop them also in the tray.
  • Cut the red peppers in half, de-seed and drop into the tray.
  • Finally add the red wine 
  • Give everything a final mix and cover with foil
  • Place in a preheated oven at 320°F for 2 hours
  • Increase the heat to 350°F for a further 40 mins
  • Remove the foil and increase the heat to 390°F for a further 20 mins
  • Remove from the oven and cover tightly with the foil for at least 10 minutes before serving!


You can also leave it at 320°F for 5 hours and only increase heat at 390°F 20 minutes before serving!