Source: Exceptional gammon with cider and cinnamon

Chilli Glazed Gammon

Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Chilli, Gammon, Pork, Roast
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

Gammon

  • 1.2 kg boneless gammon unsmoked or smoked is fine
  • 500 ml cider
  • 1 l apple juice cloudy
  • 2 apples sharp and green, cored and cut into rough chunks
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tbsp coriander seeds crushed

Glaze

  • 1 tbsp demerera sugar
  • 0.25 tsp chilli powder

Instructions

  • Soak the gammon in plenty of cold water in the fridge for at least two hours, or overnight. Drain well.
  • Place the gammon along with all the other gammon ingredients in a casserole dish. The liquid should cover the meat; if not, add a little water to just cover. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer gently, partly covered with a lid, for 1ΒΌ hours. Turn the gammon carefully in the liquid every 20 minutes or so.
  • Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
  • Remove the gammon from its cooking stock, transfer to a small roasting tin. Reserve the cooking liquid for making the sauce.
  • Cut the rind from the gammon, leaving a thin layer of fat, and discard the rind. With a small sharp knife, score the fat into diamonds.
  • For the glaze, put a ladleful of cooking liquid into a large clean pan. Add the sugar and chilli powder and cook until a glaze-like consistency. Pour this over the gammon and roast for 15 minutes, until browned and caramelised.


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