Bourbon And Orange Glazed Gammon

I made this Bourbon and Orange Glazed Gammon two years in a row. It is so good, and we ate cold gammon for days afterwards. This is a great alternative to traditional glazes as it is not too sweet.

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Bourbon And Orange Glazed Gammon

This not traditional glaze makes for a perfect gammon, served hot or cold
Recipe Category: Pork
All Rights Reserved: An original recipe from Lavender and Lime

Ingredients

  • 1 uncooked gammon *
  • 2 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 2 leeks, thickly sliced
  • 2.5 mls mixed or black peppercorns
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 500 mls orange juice
  • 250 mls water
  • 80 g orange marmalade
  • 60 mls bourbon
  • 40 g honey
  • 15 mls Dijon mustard

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 160° Celsius
  • Place the gammon, fat side up, into an oven proof roasting dish
  • Toss the carrots, leeks, bay leaves, peppercorns and star anise around the gammon
  • Pour in the juice and water and cover with foil shiny side down
  • Place into the oven and cook for your calculated time *
  • Place the marmalade, bourbon, honey and mustard into a small sauce pan
  • Bring to a simmer over a low temperature and stir to combine
  • Take the gammon out of the oven and increase the oven temperature to 200° Celsius
  • Remove the foil and place the gammon into a clean roasting dish
  • Remove the string if your gammon was tied, and then carefully remove the skin, exposing the fat
  • Score the fat using a sharp knife into a diamond pattern
  • Pour the glaze over the gammon and return to the oven for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and leave to rest for 10 minutes before carving or serve cold

Notes

* weigh your gammon as you need 30 minutes cooking time per 500g 

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