Honey-Glazed Gammon, the ultimate Christmas Brunch, Lunch or Dinner

Honey-Glazed Gammon is, probably, the most iconic Christmas festive food that can be made ahead and eaten throughout the holidays; Daily. Yet, I am giving you another option for you to make on a Christmas Day or Boxing Day for your friends and family. 

 

Smoked Gammon

Gammon, which is the hind leg of pork, it is brined and cured before cooked. Traditionally it is served on Cristmas Day or Boxing Day and can be either smoked or not. I am more into the smoked thing and this is what i recommend for this recipe.

Orange Gravy

Oranges are a great combination with gammon. What if you take them even further, and make a simple orange gravy to drizzle all over your gammon. Affirmative.

 


 

Ingredients

  • 1,5kg – 2kg Αγροικία Smoked Gammon
  • 2-3 oranges (Thickly sliced)
  • 4 oranges (Juice only)
  • 15-20 star anise pieces
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 1-2 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 500g frozen green beans
  • 3 eggs

 


 

Recipe Preparation

  1. Add a large pot with water to a medium heat.
  2. Add the gammon and let it boil. As soon as it comes to a boil, drain the water and repeat the same process 2 times.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  4. Remove the string from the gammon and make long crosshatch lines on the part of the gammon with the fat.
  5. Add the star anise between the scored gammon.
  6. Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add on the bottom the thick slices of oranges. Lay the gammon on top of the oranges. Drizzle with orange juice and then with the honey.
  7. Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes. VERY IMPORTANT to drizzle every 5-10 minutes the gammon with the juices inside the tray.
  8. Remove from the oven and let it cool before cutting.

To make the Orange Gravy:

  1. Collect the Juices from the tray into a small saucepan. Stirr in a splash of water and the corn flour. Heat over medium heat and stir until it thickens.

To prepare the Brunch:

  1. In a small pot, boil water, add salt and green beans and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove and rinse over cold water.
  3. In a small non-stick pan, fry 3 eggs.
  4. Cut gammon slices (approx 2-3 cm).
  5. Serve with the egg and green beans on the side.
  6. Drizzle the orange gravy.
  7. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.

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