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Chinese spiced gammon recipe

Chinese spiced gammon recipe

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Transform your Christmas leftovers into an aromatic spiced gammon dish, fragrant with ginger, Chinese five-spice and citrus. This speedy Asian-inspired meal is ready in 25 minutes, and best served with fluffy rice. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 15 mins to cook
  • 435 calories / serving


  • 300g long-grain rice
  • 400g leftover cooked gammon, cut into chunks
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp runny honey
  • 100ml orange juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 5cm piece ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 150g pack mange tout, halved diagonally
  • 200g choi sum, shredded
White rice can always be swapped for brown (check cooking instructions for timings)

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    4g 6%
  • Saturates

    1g 6%
  • Sugars

    9g 10%
  • Salt

    3.8g 64%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 73.5g Protein 29.4g Fibre 3g


  1. Wash the rice well in a sieve, then tip into a saucepan. Add 400ml water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook for 12 mins until tender. 
  2. Add the gammon to a large bowl with the five-spice, soy sauce, honey and orange juice. Season with black pepper and toss together.  
  3. Heat the oil in a wok over a medium-high heat. Using a slotted spoon, add the gammon pieces (leaving the marinade in the bowl) and cook for 3-5 mins until beginning to go golden and sticky. 
  4. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 min. Add the mange tout and choi sum and toss together. Pour in the remaining marinade and cook for 2-3 mins until the choi sum begins to wilt and the sauce has thickened. Serve with the rice. 

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