Friday, 27 April 2012

# 205 Roast gammon

The 1st time I cooked gammon it ended in disaster. Not realising that gammon in itself is already quite salty I added a little more and as you can imagine the result was inedible due to the high salt content.

Recently I decided to try again, a big gammon joint costs about £3 per kg which is a lot cheaper than many other meats plus it goes a long way which is very convenient.

This time I looked online for recipes and tips for cooking gammon and the result was a lovely roasted piece of meat. The times mentioned in the recipe below are for a 3kg approx. gammon joint so if you buy a smaller or larger one you'll need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

Roast gammon

3kg gammon joint
6 cloves, whole
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 bay leaf
Drizzle of olive oil

Put the gammon in a large bowl with the spices, bay leaf and drizzle of olive oil and cover with water. Seal the bowl with clingfilm and keep in the fridge overnight.

Place the gammon in the slow cooker, pour some of water until halfway and cook on high for 2 to 3 hours. Remove from the slow cooker and place on a wire rack in a baking tray and roast in the oven for 2 to 3 hours basting occasionally with some of the water left in the slow cooker. Bake some potatoes at the same time.

Cut thin slices and serve with the baked potatoes and salad.