Maple Mustard Glazed Gammon

I’m actually writing this maple mustard glazed gammon recipe on Christmas Eve as I realised I hadn’t got it detailed anywhere and with my memory going the way it is I thought it best to get this somewhere safe before I forget how!!

I love gammon almost better than turkey on the big day and a sandwich of this cold with a wedge of good cheddar and a pickled onion make my day Christmas Day complete. Also it’s a simple recipe which I make on Christmas Eve to make the big day even easier.

Ingredients

  • A large smoked gammon joint

For the broth

  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 spring of rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Enough water to cover the joint

For the glaze

  • 150ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbs course grain mustard
  • Cloves to stud the gammon
  • 1 tbs Worcester sauce

Method

  • Add all the ingredients for the broth to the pan and submerge the gammon joint in it.
  • Bring to the boil and simmer for an hour and a half
  • Allow to cool slightly before taking the top layer of skin off the joint
  • Crisps cross the gammon fat to make Diamond shapes
  • Stud each diamond point with a clove and set aside
  • Mix the remaining glaze ingredients and smother the gammon
  • Roast for 15 minutes high then baste
  • Return to the oven for a further 30 mins then set aside till you want to eat it
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