Enjoy our tasty ham recipe this jubilee
Put the gammon joint in a large pan, cover with water and add the peeled and halved onion, peppercorns, star anise, bay leaf and orange zest. Bring to the boil, then partially cover and simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes – or 30 minutes per 500g (1lb).
Meanwhile, put all the glaze ingredients in a bowl and whizz with a hand blender until you have a smooth texture. Once the gammon is cooked, leave to cool in the stock, then remove. Preheat the oven to gas 7, 220°C, fan 200°C. Using a sharp knife, strip the rind off the gammon joint and score the fat in a diamond pattern.
Put the joint in a roasting tin and spread the glaze over the fat. Roast for 20-25 minutes, until sticky and golden. Leave to cool before carving into thick slices.
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