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Honey baked gammon

Honey baked gammon

Gammon is a practical joint for a family or Christmas lunch. Serve it with parsley sauce, mashed potatoes or a vegetable mash.
By Caroline Marson
Serves 8
Prep/Cook time: 1 hour +
Joint of sliced gammon plated on a table

Ingredients

1kg joint of boneless gammon
This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking.
2 tbsp English mustard
2 tbsp clear honey

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Recipe

  1. Remember to defrost your meat. Defrost in the fridge and use within 24 hours, or in a microwave on ‘defrost’ directly before use.

    This recipe works perfectly with frozen meat. Check what you have in your freezer and defrost meat thoroughly before cooking. If using defrosted cooked meat, you can only reheat this meat once so only cook what you can eat.
  2. Soak the gammon according to the supplier’s instructions.

  3. Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) or gas mark 3.

  4. Drain the gammon and dry it, then wrap it loosely in foil so that there is room for the air to circulate. Place the parcel in a tin and cook for 20 minutes per 450g.

  5. Mix the mustard and honey together in a small bowl. About 10 minutes before the end of its cooking time, remove the gammon from the oven and open up the foil. Remove the skin, if there is any. Score the fat, in a diamond pattern if you like, then spoon the mustard and honey glaze all over it.

  6. Increase the heat of the oven to 220°C (425°F) mark 7, and return the gammon to the oven for the last 10 minutes, basting from the tin if it looks dry.

  7. Once it is cooked, remove the gammon from the oven, wrap it back up in its foil and allow to stand for 15-20 minutes before carving and serving.

  8. Remember to freeze any portions you don’t eat this time to save them from going in the bin. A great time saver for a simple meal another day when you may be busy. Simply defrost in fridge and use within 24 hours.

Make the most of your leftovers
Store in
Airtight container
Time
Fridge for 2 days, freezer for 3-6 months
Where to store
Fridge or freezer
Reheat
Oven or microwave until piping hot. Reheat only once.

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