Roast Gammon Cooking Times

Gammon is a delicious cut of ham that is perfect for a quick roast. Since this type of bacon or ham is already salted and usually cut thin, the cooking time is much shorter. The origins of gammon comes from the French word "Jambe" for the hind of the pig's leg. Just like a ham steak, you can cook this savoury piece of pork like a roasted pork steak. If you have some favourite ham steak recipes, you can substitute the ham steak for the gammon.

Roasting Times

Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C. Place the gammon steak on a greased shallow baking pan. Most gammon steaks start at about one pound each. Roast a gammon steak for 20 minutes. For each additional pound, roast for 15 additional minutes per pound. The internal temperature should be 62.8 degrees C.

Roast Gammon and Fruit Recipe

Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C. Place a 1-pound gammon steak in a greased, shallow baking pan. Place a peeled, seeded and sliced apple around the ham steak. Sprinkle half a sliced onion around the steaks. Take a pinch of cinnamon, crushed red pepper and dried thyme and sprinkle over the fruit, vegetables and gammon. Roast the gammon for 20 minutes.

Roast Gammon with Honey Mustard Whiskey Sauce

Preheat the oven to 176 degrees C. Place the 1-pound gammon steak in a greased, shallow baking pan. Roast for 20 minutes. While the gammon is roasting in a saucepan, add a tablespoon of Dijon mustard, a tablespoon of honey, a pinch of thyme, a tablespoon of whisky, a tablespoon of double cream and a tablespoon of chopped shallot. Bring these ingredients to a boil and reduce the heat to a very light simmer. Pour over the roast gammon and serve.

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