Honey-glazed gammon

8 servings Prep: 1 hr 50 mins
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Celebrate the holidays with Neo Nontso's honey-glazed gammon for a real festive treat!

By Independent Contributor December 01 2022
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Ingredients (16)

1.5-2 kg gammon — uncooked and boneless
Bunch fresh thyme
Bunch fresh rosemary
2 tsp fennel seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 cloves
6-8 cardamom pods
6-8 garlic cloves
1 onion — chopped
1 tsp black peppercorns
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp dry mustard powder
1 tbsp lemon juice
fresh thyme sprigs — or
fresh rosemary sprigs
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Place the gammon in a large pot and cover with water.

Add the thyme, rosemary, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cloves, cardamom, garlic, onion and peppercorns.

Put the lid on and cook the gammon for 45 minutes on medium heat.

Remove the gammon from the pot and place on a clean chopping board to cool down. Spoon the garlic out of the pot and set aside for later use. Discard the cooking water (or see Tip below).

Remove the net from the gammon and use a sharp knife to gently score the fat: cut diagonal lines from top to bottom (and, if you like, in the opposite direction to make diamond shapes).

Place the gammon in a roasting pan and insert the reserved cloves of garlic into the corners of the cuts.

Heat the oven to 180°C.

Combine the glaze ingredients in a jug or mug and pour over the gammon.

Roast in the oven for 1 hour or until cooked through.

Rest the meat for 15 minutes before carving.

Serve hot with sides of your choice.

* Sometimes gammon is sold already pre-cooked and glazed. Look for the raw untouched gammon.

Tip You can save the gammon cooking water to use as stock. Freeze it in ice-cube trays and add to soups, sauces and stews.neo-nontso-cookbook

Recipe extract from Neo Nontso’s dinewithneo – my insta feast cookbook. Available online via various local retailers, and at leading local bookstores or for more information visit www.quivertreepublications.com

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