Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table
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Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger

Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table

Stem ginger in syrup is a wonderful thing. Spicy and sweet, it is a fantastic ingredient in cakes, and chopped up, mixed with vanilla ice cream. But I prefer my cooking savoury and so have used this stem ginger kindly sent to me by Opies for review with this gamon recipe.

It is about the simplest thing Ive ever cooked. Two ingredients but 10 times the pleasure. And virtually zero effort.

Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table

1. Just take a gammon joint (from a free-range pig, obviously), soak it in water for a couple of hours to make it less salty, then bung it in a slow cooker with a litre of water.

2. Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours until the gammon is very tender. Remove from the slow cooker. Pat the gammon dry and transfer to a roasting dish.

Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table

3. Pre-heat the oven to 180C.  Stud the gammon all over with slices of stem ginger. Drizzle with syrup from the jar. Bung in the oven for 15 mins, until the fat chars a little.

Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table

4. Remove from the oven. Allow to rest. Carve into thick slices. Serve with potato salad, tomatoes and leaves. I also served it with silverskin onions and Opies gherkins. Because they sent me some to review, along with the stem ginger. And very nice they were too.

Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table
Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger, Lay The Table
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Hi, I am Norbert Lacle former internacional chef and vice president of AB Universal LLC. I have found that cooking calms me down and relaxes me (at least mostly, sometimes it drives me crazy!) And that it even makes me happy and satisfied from time to time.

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