Ham with boozy cranberry & mushroom sauce

Ham with boozy cranberry & mushroom sauce

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Prep: 5 mins - 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
An easy and decadent way to use up leftover Christmas ham

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal215
  • fat10g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre1g
  • protein20g
  • salt3.04g
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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  • a large knob of butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 250g chestnut mushroom, halved
  • 4 tbsp port or red wine
  • 2 rounded tbsp cranberry sauce


    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • 150ml hot water
  • 2 clementines, satsumas or mandarins, juice only



    The smallest and sweetest variety of tangerine is sweet and tangy, contains no seeds and is…

  • 1 tsp bouillon powder or ½ chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • a splash of soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • about 350g leftover cooked ham, cut into chunky slices


  1. To fry the mushrooms, heat the oil and butter in a frying pan over a high heat until the butter is foaming. Add the mushrooms and fry for 4-5 minutes until they're golden.

  2. To make the sauce, pour in the port or wine to deglaze the pan, then lower the heat and stir in the cranberry sauce until dissolved. Pour in the hot water and fruit juice and sprinkle in the bouillon powder or stock cube. Splash in a spoonful or so of soy sauce and stir well. Turn up the heat and boil the sauce rapidly for a few minutes until it reduces slightly.

  3. Slide in the ham and heat through for a minute or two. Taste for seasoning and serve.

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26th Dec, 2018
I made this today using some leftover sour cherry compote instead of cranberry sauce. Absolutely wonderful! My hubby and I both loved it and it will definitely be a regular way of using leftover Christmas Ham.
26th Jan, 2012
Wow - what a hit this was. Flavours are great and will make sure I have left over ham in future.
8th Nov, 2010
This is a great way of using up ham. I have also used the sauce recipe with gammon or pork steaks, cooking them first then making the sauce, and returning the steaks to the pan to coat
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