Maple & mustard glazed ham

Maple & mustard glazed ham

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 2 hrs, 40 mins

Skill level

Moderately easy

Servings

Serves 8 - 10

Gordon Ramsay’s succulent maple-glazed ham is perfect for a Boxing Day feast

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
608
protein
66g
carbs
7g
fat
35g
saturates
13g
fibre
0g
sugar
7g
salt
6.63g

Ingredients

  • 1 whole leg of gammon, smoked or unsmoked, around 5kg weight bone-in
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp peppercorns
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 bay leaves
  • about 25 whole cloves

For the glaze

  • 200ml maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coarse-grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

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Method

  1. Put the gammon in a very large pan and cover with cold water. Add the spices and bay. Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for around 1 hr 50 mins, topping up the water level with boiling water, if necessary. Scoop off any scum that rises to the top every now and then.
  2. Carefully pour the liquid away (I like to keep it for making soup), then let the ham cool a little while you heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Lift the ham into a large roasting tin, then cut away the skin leaving behind an even layer of fat. Score the fat all over in a criss-cross pattern, then stud cloves all over the ham. Can now be chilled for up to 2 days.
  3. Mix the glaze ingredients in a jug. Pour half over the fat, roast for 15 mins, then pour over the rest and return to the oven for another 35 mins, basting with the pan juices 3-4 times as it bakes. Turn the pan around a few times during cooking so the fat colours evenly. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 15 mins before carving. Can be roasted on the day or up to 2 days ahead and served cold.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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angelajanebrookes's picture
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OMG - very easy, absolutely amazing recipe. I had to stand in front of the cooling ham to keep the family at bay. All our christmas visitors asked for the recipe and we have now ordered another ham for this weekend so we can keep it for just the five of us :-)

ebrierley's picture
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Fab-u-lous! Wow ... easy and totally delicious. As others have done, we adapted for a smaller cut of meat, but the method is perfect. It made our Boxing Day lunch.

purplemuffin's picture
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Lovely recipe and delicious ham. I think it is going to become a regular for our Christmas ham, although I am not quite sure I can wait until next year to make it again. :-)

madison456's picture

Fabulous recipe. I couldn't stop my brood from eating it as soon as it came out of the oven!! 10 out of 10

mattymart's picture
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Absolutely superb. Adapted slightly by adding a tangerine peel, small ginger root and a pinch of nutmeg to the boil. Wasn't sure if cloves should be included in the spices so added 10 to the pot.

galeboo's picture
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Most delicious recipe for gammon I've ever cooked. All wanted seconds.

paganmarket1974's picture
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I cooked this last Xmas and it was absolutely divine! Well worth the effort - we've never tasted ham so good!! Will absolutely be making this again this year and probably every yr from here on in!

mumblina's picture
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Best. Ham. Ever.

lamise23's picture
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I made this for my boyfriend's parents who can be quite fussy but they loved it. His mother ended up cooking it the following week for her friends that came to stay! I served it with mustard mash and brocolli and made a gravy out of the glaze - absoloutely delicious, will definately make again.

tlbloxham's picture
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Have used this recipe for the last 3 years for christmas and will again this year. Best ham tasted by friends and family, so much so as soon as it is out of the oven xmas eve it is being eaten!
TIP
It gets very sticky when roasting glaze so my tip is to buy one of those turkey roasting foil throw away tins I think they are made by bacofoil or something! It saves scrubbing tins over xmas when there are more important things to be doing.
I also glaze it more often and leave it to cool in the tin to get the most of the flavours.

Ham is fantastic and much in demand again this year!!!!

kittydowner's picture
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My first ham ever and it was super delicious! I bought a smoked half joint with out bone and used exactly the same water of spice for cooking the ham. Everybody loves it!

bamburysheba's picture

I meant of course how much boiling and how much baking.

bamburysheba's picture

I would like to do this. Cannot get bone in ham on time and probably need to do slightly less anyway.

Can anyone give me any idea of timing using boned ham.

toffeebonbon's picture
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mmmm... deliucious!

l-thomson's picture
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This is a fantastic recipe that I have done several times, I use onion seeds in place of corrieander seeds. Thoroughly reccomend this to all though- and it makes such a tasty stock for soups or pies :)

kbouchard's picture
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OMG - This is amazing and so easy to follow - visually impressive and tastes gorgeous!

mrsemilyirvine's picture
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This is an excellent easy to follow (and do).

wilsonetti's picture

tried this last year and i,m glad i did, it was delicious,
brother- inlaw said it was the best ham he had ever tasted

wendy40's picture
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This will be the third time I have cooked this, this year and everybody loved it. It tastes fantastic and the aroma that fills the house makes your mouth water.

icelesley's picture
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Absolutely brilliant for christmas. Really tasty.

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