Marmalade Glazed Ham
It speaks for it's self....a simple dish to turn gammon into a lovely sticky glazed ham perfect to serve with friends and family. Serve hot with new potatoes and a green salad or cold with cheeses and some homemade bread and butter.
1 unsmoked gammon joint :: a bottle of cheap Coke :: 1 onion :: cloves (depending on whether you want to stud your ham you may need either 6 or quite a few!) :: black peppercorns :: 3 bay leaves :: 120g soft brown sugar :: 3 tbsp of local honey :: 3tbsp marmalade (I used a lovely homemade lime marmalade for this but any marmalade will do) :: Grated rind and zest of 1 orange
- Place your gammon, peeled whole onion, 6 cloves, and a few peppercorns into a large and quite deep pan
- Half fill the pan with the coke and the add water to cover the gammon pop a lid on
- Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for around 3 hours topping up the water as necessary
- Remove the gammon discard the cooking juices and heat your oven up to 170 deg C
- Line a deep roasting dish with a double layer of baking parchment turning the sides up to help contain the glaze
- Leave the ham to drain and cool slightly then remove most of the skin and fat leaving just a thin(ish) layer of fat.
- If you want to at this point you can score the fat in diamond shapes with a knife and stud the points of each diamond with cloves (this looks quite impressive but you do need to warn guests not to eat the cloves!)
- Place the ham into onto the lined roasting tin
- Mix the brown sugar, orange zest and juice, honey and marmalade in a bowl to form your glaze
- Pour/spoon half of the glaze over the ham and place in the oven
- Remove the ham after about ten minutes or so and spoon over the remaining glaze
- Cook for around 45-55 minutes taking the ham out every 10 minutes or so to spoon the glaze over again (be careful not to let it burn)
- Remove it from the oven and either serve hot straight away or leave to cool