Every Christmas we sell hundreds of gammons and one question we always ask is, “how are you going to cook it?”. Many people already have great plans for their gammon at Christmas, it is one of those joints of pork that you can do something really different with.
Last year we cooked our gammon in coke. It really works. Place the gammon in a large cooking pot, pour in 2 litres of full sugar coke or until the pot is full. Bring to the boil, lower the heat and simmer for 2 – 2 ½ hours, or the recommended cooking time. If you’re unsure ask your butcher.
Once finished, remove the pork and leave to rest and cool. At this point you could leave it, but we like to cover the pork with a glaze. To apply a glaze, lightly score the fat of the gammon first.
There are lots of different glazes you can try; Nigella uses brown sugar, gloves and mustard powder. I like a good smothering of orange marmalade. Some people use treacle as a glaze.
Whatever glaze you choose, place the pork in an oven tray and place in the oven, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until the glaze is bubbling and looks sticky. Perfick!
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