Honey Roast Ham Recipe

Honey Roast Ham Recipes

Ingredients :

2 kg boned gammon joint

1 onion, quartered and stuck with cloves

2 bay leaves

few black peppercorns

twist of orange peel

small piece of fresh ginger

1/2 cinnamon stick

few stalks of parsley



90ml clear honey

30ml wholegrain mustard

Method :
  1. Weigh the ham and calculate the cooking time, allowing 20 minutes per 450g, plus 20 minutes extra.
  2. Place the meat in a large saucepan and cover it carefully with cold water.
  3. Bring to the boil, then pour off the water.
  4. Rinse the pan and replace the joint.
  5. Cover it with cold water and add the onion and remaining flavoring flavoring ingredients to taste.
  6. Bring the water slowly to the boil, cover the pan and leave to simmer for the calculated cooking time less 15 minutes.
  7. If cooking a 2kg ham this would be 1 hour 35 minutes.
  8. Remove the ham joint from the pan and allow to cool slightly.
  9. Cut off the rind and score the fat in a diamond pattern.
  10. Preheat the oven to 180C, Gas 4.
  11. For the glaze, press the cloves into the fat of the ham at intervals.
  12. Mix together the honey and wholegrain mustard and spread the mixture over the fat.
  13. Wrap the ham in foil, leaving only the glazed area uncovered.
  14. Place the ham, glazed side up, in a roasting tin and bake for 15 minutes.
  15. Serve hot or cold.

A roast gammon joint can be a succulent addition to the Christmas table.

Cooking Tip - The process described in step 1-3 is for drawing off some of the salt used in curing the meat. If time permits, the joint can be soaked in cold water overnight instead.

Serves 4

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