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Chilli-spiced gammon recipe

Chilli-spiced gammon recipe

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Add a little spice to your gammon this season with this fantastic ham, laced with chilli and spices. See method

  • Serves 8
  • 20mins to prepare, 1hr 30mins to cook and 10mins to cool
  • 410 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg unsmoked gammon joint
  • 2 litres apple juice or cider
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp clear honey 
  • 1 tsp English mustard powder​

Perfect with:

  • Tesco Finest English Sparkling Wine 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Chianti Classico DOCG 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Valpolicella Ripasso 75Cl

Perfect with:

  • Tesco Finest English Sparkling Wine 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Chianti Classico DOCG 75Cl
  • Tesco Finest Valpolicella Ripasso 75Cl

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    Each serving contains

    • Energy

      1715kj
      410kcal
      21%
    • Fat

      24g 120%
    • Saturates

      8g 39%
    • Sugars

      6g 6%
    • Salt

      5.6g 93%

    of the reference intake
    Carbohydrate 5.5g Protein 44.1g Fibre 0g

    Method

    1. Put the unsmoked gammon joint in a big pan and pour over the apple juice or cider. Add the chopped carrot, celery, onion, peppercorns, bay leaves and star anise. Bring to the boil, then turn down the heat and simmer for 1 hour. Drain and discard the veg. Leave to cool.
    2. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Use a sharp knife to remove the skin from the cooled meat, leaving a 1cm thick layer of fat over the gammon. Score the fat into diamonds.
    3. Put the chilli flakes, coriander seeds and cumin seeds in a dry pan and fry for 1-2 minutes. Crush then mix with the clear honey and English mustard powder to make a paste. Spread over the gammon fat.
    4. Put the gammon on a rack in a foil-lined roasting tin. Pour a little cooking liquor into the tin. Bake for 25-30 mins, basting now and then. Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before serving thinly sliced.

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