Slow Roast Gammon

Serves 6
We have discovered a new and painless way to cook gammon with outstanding results. Simply slow roast the gammon in the oven instead of boiling it. Once cooked turn up the heat and spread over the glaze. No pots to wash, no vegetables to prepare!
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Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning

You will need

1.5 kg gammon, boned, with skin on
olive oil
baking paper

Ina Paarman’s Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning
whole cloves
3 T (45 ml) wholegrain mustard*
½ cup (125 ml) caramel brown sugar*
1 pineapple, peeled and cut into rings
¼ cup (60 ml) glacé red cherries, halved

Instead of the mustard and brown sugar use ½ cup (125ml) Ina Paarman’s Sticky Plum & Soy Marinade & Baste


Adjust the oven rack to one slot below the middle. Preheat the oven to 160°C.

Place the gammon in a roasting tray, lined with a large sheet of wet baking paper.

Lightly oil the gammon. Lift the ends of the baking paper up and over so that the whole gammon is wrapped and loosely tented (see pic).

Transfer to the oven and bake for 1¾ hours.

Leave the gammon to cool enough to allow you to cut away the netting. Lift the skin, with a thin-bladed knife and carefully separate the skin from the meat without damaging the layer of fat underneath. Discard the skin and score the fat layer into a diamond lattice pattern.

Season the fat layer with Lemon & Black Pepper Seasoning and stud with cloves.

Line the roasting tray with pineapple and cherries.

Place the gammon back in the roasting tray, without the paper cover, on top of the pineapple rings and halved cherries.

Pour over any remaining juices from the paper.


To Make the Mustard Glaze

Turn the oven heat up to 200°C.

Spread mustard over the gammon.

Pack on brown sugar.

Return to the oven for 15 minutes, or until the glaze is brown.