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    Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

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    Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jan 15 2016, 18:49

    What is gammon(meat)?

    Gammon is hind leg of pork after curing by dry-salting or brining. It may or may not be smoked. Like bacon, it needs to be cooked before it can be eaten. It may be sold on-the-bone or boned and rolled.

    It may be served as a roasted joint, or as steaks or rashers. It differs from ham in that ham is cured after being cut from the carcass, and the curing process for ham may be different.

    Gammon hock (or knuckle) is the foot end of the joint, and contains more connective tissue and sinew.

    Joints of cooked gammon are often served at Christmas.

    The words gammon, ham and bacon are sometimes used interchangeably. And in the US in particular, the word 'ham' may refer to raw, uncured hind leg of pork.

    The word 'gammon' is related to the French word jambon, meaning ham, which in turn is derived from Late Latin gamba, meaning leg.


    These details above taken from here
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gammon_(meat)

    If you should be reading this and live in the USA - this article may also be of interest
    http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/buying-meat.html

    recipe to follow soon ...

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Jan 15 2016, 18:54

    Gammon Steaks Make A Great Meal

    Now what does some lovely gammon steak ...


    ... some cleaned and quartered mushrooms


    and sliced leeks ...


    ... have in common?

    The answer is they make a delicious meal! I first discovered this recipe idea back in 2014, and have used it quite a lot since! If you'd like to give it a try, this is what you do ...

    Ingredients - Serves Four
    15g unsalted butter
    1 tbsp olive oil
    250g closed cup chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
    1 large leek, washed, trimmed and sliced
    50g of spring onions, trimmed and sliced
    4 x un-smoked gammon steaks approx 150g each
    2 teaspoons of French Dijon mustard
    150ml chicken stock
    125ml soured cream
    Fresh flat leaf parsley about 10 - 15 grams - chopped
    Ground black pepper to season

    Method
    1. Heat the butter and half of the oil in a frying pan.
    2. Add the mushrooms and fry over a high heat for approx 2 - 3 minutes.
    3. Remove using a slotted spoon and set aside.
    4. Add the leek and spring onions to your pan with the rest of the oil.
    5. Cook on a medium heat for about 8 - 10 minutes.
    6. Preheat your grill, high setting, and then grill the gammon for approx four minutes each side until cooked through.
    7. Add the mustard and chicken stock to the pan with the cooked onions. Stir in the soured cream and simmer for about 1 minute.
    8. Return the mushrooms to the pan, add the chopped parsley, season to your liking with ground black pepper.

    Meanwhile ... you would have prepared and cooked your choice of vegetables to accompany ... and so serve the gammon steak topped with the delicious mushroom and leek sauce, with your vegetables ... and maybe a glass of white wine ...


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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by chris c on Mon Jan 18 2016, 21:38

    We used to have gammon, grilled and unfortunately topped with a ring of pineapple and served with fried potato rings, which took almost no time flat to cook. Oh, or fried mushrooms and purple sprouting, that's a bit low carb!

    Don't usually buy it as I prefer bacon which is so much more versatile, but you got me thinking now!

    This week I bought ground pork as a change from the usual beef. Last week I was going to buy lamb chops but the butcher had some cooked sample sausages on the countertop and I came away with Gloucester Old Spot. Deelish!
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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jan 19 2016, 11:11

    Gammon can be quite versatile too, and perhaps it is a 'forgotten' food -
    Yes gammon with pineapple was a popular dish ... but gammon simply served with an egg tastes good too!



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    do like the sound of those Gloucester Old Spot sausages

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Sat Sep 17 2016, 18:46

    Rarebit topped Gammon with green beans


    What is Rarebit? Well it is a dish of melted and seasoned cheese, which can be served on gammon ...

    Ingredients:
    Serves Four
    4 pieces of un-smoked Gammon Steak (you can use two larger steaks cut in half).
    100g English Medium Cheddar Cheese, grated
    1 small onion, finely diced
    1 Egg, beaten
    1 tsp English Mustard
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp lager (optional)

    Method:

    1. Snip the fat of the gammon several times and if two larger steaks used, cut each in half.  Place on a grill rack under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes each side.

    2. Meanwhile, mix the cheese, onion, egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lager (if using).

    3. Spoon the rarebit mixture on top of the gammon and grill for a further 5 minutes until golden. Serve simply with green beans, (or vegetables of your choice).

    If served simply - only 3.4g carbs per serving.

    I hope you may enjoy this quick and easy recipe idea ...

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Sun Sep 18 2016, 18:32

    Can't life be funny sometimes ...

    Having only just posted up this gammon recipe idea yesterday - today we had a very nice lunch out with family ... and on the menu was gammon served with either pineapple or fried egg (I had fried egg) mushrooms and tomatoes. French fries were also on the menu but I asked for them to be left off my plate and had a side dish of mixed salad. Absolutely delicious and my halo is shining sunny

    Our youngest grandson turn down the chips too, he really isn't a fan of them. He tucked into his chicken, peas and sweetcorn and also had a little salad. His reward came with a nice serving of vanilla ice-cream ... well when you are a ninja warrior or helping bob the builder you need to eat up your lunch don't you lol!

    A very nice day - hope yours was good too.

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by chris c on Sun Sep 18 2016, 21:53

    I just grate some cheddar and grill on top of the gammon. Goes down a treat with a fried mushroom and seasonal greens - the runners have pretty much ended but brussels sprouts and purple sprouting broccoli have returned so now i have to choose . . .
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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Sep 19 2016, 16:24

    @chris c wrote:I just grate some cheddar and grill on top of the gammon. Goes down a treat with a fried mushroom and seasonal greens - the runners have pretty much ended but brussels sprouts and purple sprouting broccoli have returned so now i have to choose . . .

    ... and what a great choice to.

    Brussels one day and purple sprouting broccoli the next !
    Or even a little of both on the plate Smile

    One thing we don't lack is a good choice of non starchy vegetables ...

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Fri Mar 03 2017, 17:33

    @Jan1 wrote:
    Rarebit topped Gammon with green beans


    What is Rarebit? Well it is a dish of melted and seasoned cheese, which can be served on gammon ...

    Ingredients:
    Serves Four
    4 pieces of un-smoked Gammon Steak (you can use two larger steaks cut in half).
    100g English Medium Cheddar Cheese, grated
    1 small onion, finely diced
    1 Egg, beaten
    1 tsp English Mustard
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 tbsp lager (optional)

    Method:

    1. Snip the fat of the gammon several times and if two larger steaks used, cut each in half.  Place on a grill rack under a preheated grill for 3-4 minutes each side.

    2. Meanwhile, mix the cheese, onion, egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lager (if using).

    3. Spoon the rarebit mixture on top of the gammon and grill for a further 5 minutes until golden. Serve simply with green beans, (or vegetables of your choice).

    If served simply - only 3.4g carbs per serving.

    I hope you may enjoy this quick and easy recipe idea ...

    All the best Jan

    Yes ... bumping this recipe up Smile

    But it is so quick, easy and tasty ...

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Wed Jun 07 2017, 19:12

    Talking with family earlier today my mouth was watering!

    They were telling me about the wonderful Roast Gammon they had enjoyed last weekend, I felt quite envious! LOL!

    You can't beat a Roast dinner and a joint of gammon ... just delicious Smile

    https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/how-cook-and-prepare-gammon-and-ham *

    I think they had theirs at a local carvery, it sounded delicious.

    All the best Jan

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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by chris c on Wed Jun 07 2017, 23:39

    Earlier I looked at the gammon rashers in the butcher's but decided this week I'd have lamb's liver and ground beef, and a huge piece of Hereford rump steak which I have just demolished with half a tree of broccoli.

    I still have some Gloucester Old Spot sausages and pheasant breasts from the farm shop and a bloater from the fish van so didn't want to go overboard!

    Thanks for the idea though, I'll definitely put gammon on the list for next week.
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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by chris c on Fri Jun 16 2017, 21:49

    OK, got the gammon, and some cheddar to grate over the top and grill. Now, broccoli or the last of the asparagus? (I got the lamb chops too, you can never be too careful)
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    Re: Gammon - and some recipe ideas!

    Post by Jan1 on Mon Aug 07 2017, 12:07

    Scandinavian-style smoked gammon with parsley sauce


    Ingredients:
    Serves Six
    1 bay leaf
    2 sprigs flat leaf parsley
    2 sprigs thyme
    1.3kg (2 1/2lb) smoked gammon joint
    1/2tsp black peppercorns
    1 small onion, halved

    For the sauce:
    40g (1 1/2oz) unsalted butter
    40g (1 1/2oz) flour
    large handful dill, finely chopped
    small handful parsley, finely chopped
    30ml (2tbsp) French mustard
    5ml (1tsp) clear honey

    See method and more here
    https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/scandinavian-style-smoked-gammon-with-parsley-sauce.html

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