Glazed gammon

Old-fashioned honey-roast ham with cloves

The Christmas classic - a feast for your tastebuds and your eyes

By , 05 December 2016
Old-fashioned honey-roast ham with cloves
  • Ready in: 180 mins
  • Serves: 8 plus leftovers
  • Price: £1.50 per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 150g serving contains
  • Energy 1299KJ 311KCAL
  • Fat med
  • Saturates med
  • Sugars low
  • Salt high
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1299kJ/311kcal.
  • Butcher’s Selection Unsmoked Gammon Joint
  • 1 carrot, chopped into 2cm chunks
  • 2 celery sticks, chopped
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 6 peppercorns
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Handful cloves
  • 3tbsp honey
  • Put the gammon, vegetables, peppercorns, rosemary, thyme and bay leaves in a large pan.

  • Add enough water to just cover the ingredients. Put the lid on, bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 mins per 450g of gammon. The meat is cooked when a knife passes into the centre of the joint.

  • Skim off any white scum that comes to the surface during cooking and top up the water as necessary.

  • Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Drain the gammon, discarding the liquid and vegetables, and allow to cool slightly.

  • Using a sharp knife, gently ease the rind away from the joint, leaving an even layer of fat around the meat.

  • Score a diamond pattern into the fat.

  • Stud each diamond with a clove, then brush or rub all over with the honey, to glaze.

  • Put the joint on a baking tray lined with foil. Roast in the oven for 20-30 mins until golden. Allow to rest for 10 mins before carving. Eat hot or cold.