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A meat shank or shin is the portion of meat around the tibia of the animal, the leg bone beneath the knee and shoulder.
Lamb shanks are often braised whole; veal shanks are typically cross-cut.
Some dishes made using shank include:
Bulalo, a Filipino beef shank stew.
Ossobuco alla milanese, an Italian veal shank dish.
Persian Biryani, with different shanks.
Nihari a spicy national dish of Pakistan and a popular dish in North India with origin in Delhi, India.
cazuela with shank meat, popular in 19th century Chile during the nitrate boom.
Ossobuco alla Milanese or simply Ossobuco – Ossibuchi as plural, one of the staples of Milanese cuisine, a tipycal winter dish. Basically it is slices of veal cut rather thickly with the marrow and muscle flaps attached around then cooked in butter and stewed in meat broth.