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Christmas ham - how do you do yours?

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Suddengeekgirl Sat 20-Dec-14 17:11:54

I have bought a gammon joint with the intention of cooking it on Christmas Eve and then having it cold on Boxing Day and onwards.

So... What do you do with yours? fsmile

aJumpedUpPantryBoy Sat 20-Dec-14 17:15:32

Cook it in ginger beer.
Serve it with mashed potato, kale and parsley sauce.

itstheyearzero Sat 20-Dec-14 17:15:46

Nigella cherry coke method here! Bloody lovely! fsmile

VitalStollenFix Sat 20-Dec-14 17:16:40

I'll be doing a honey and marmalade glaze

itstheyearzero Sat 20-Dec-14 17:17:17

Oops sorry. I thought you wanted cooking methods. As you were.

Suddengeekgirl Sat 20-Dec-14 17:39:19

No cooking methods are exactly what i would like. And serving suggestions! fgrin

OhCobblers Sat 20-Dec-14 22:51:34

Nigella's recipe in coke (regular not cherry).
Marvellous! Wouldn't do it any other way now.

LadySybilLikesSloeGin Sat 20-Dec-14 22:53:53

I've ordered a Heston Bloominwhatshisname creation. We had one last year and it was lovely. I usually cook it towards New Year's Day and we eat it with salad/on sandwiches with pickle and cheese.

MyVegasBaby Sun 21-Dec-14 09:00:27

Watching with interest as planning to do the same!

TheFallenMadonna Sun 21-Dec-14 09:03:18

I cook in cider and then glaze with marmalade and mustard powder, studded with cloves.

Pikkewyn Sun 21-Dec-14 09:03:53

We soak ours over night then boil to cook, stud with cloves, cover in brown sugar, top with pineapple rings and glade cherries and then roast. There is always a fight for the cherries/pineapple and any caramelised bits. This is how it has always been done in our house.

Bowlersarm Sun 21-Dec-14 09:08:09

I need to mark my place too.

I've done ham the Nigella/coke way a couple of times but the family (DH) has decided it's "too sweet" - he doesn't like savoury and sweet together - so I need just a savoury method of cooking and serving it.

Frontron Sun 21-Dec-14 11:15:36

I use a hairy bikers method - boil with celery and carrots etc then into the oven with a honey and mustard glaze

HellKitty Sun 21-Dec-14 11:23:21

Nigellas in coke here - that sounds so wrong.Knowing what we know now!

It is amazing.

shelley1977 Mon 22-Dec-14 11:17:49

I a recipe from good house keeping magazine and its become traditional for us to eat on Christmas eve and for boxing day toasties. it uses maple syrup, ginger and soy sauce for glaze. I tried a different recipe one year and though it was nice no where near as good as this smile

HollyJollyXmas Mon 22-Dec-14 12:36:22

Totally converted to Nigella's ham in coke a few years ago. Not the cherry coke one with cherry glaze (havent tried) but simmered in normal coke and then glazed with mustard powder/brown sugar combo and baked. Absolutely delicious.

We eat a few slices with bread and pickles on Xmas Eve and then the rest with Xmas dinner and for Boxing Day leftovers.

Its also very good with a big tray roast of garlicky red skinned potato wedges, red onions, sweet potato, carrots, any root veg etc and some braised red cabbage.

Eastwickwitch Mon 22-Dec-14 12:41:35

I soak mine for 24 hours before boiling but i'm sure I read that it's not really necessary.
I cut the rind of then roast with mustard & sugar.

SoonToBeMrsB Mon 22-Dec-14 12:41:55

Nigella coke ham here too, it's delicious!

Ohwhatfuckeryitistoride Mon 22-Dec-14 12:42:02

I just soak and boil in water then glaze with marmalade or honey. BUT, I par boil my roasting spuds in the cooking water, they are lovely.

islurpmyspaghetti Mon 22-Dec-14 14:43:14

I dream of the Nigel Slater one in the lead up to Christmas. It is currently on the hob!

Barbeasty Mon 22-Dec-14 15:07:55

I put mine on the rack of a roasting tray, with cider and some herbs up to the bottom of the rack, cover with foil and steam for 45 minutes per kilo. Then I reduce the liquid from the tray and add brown sugar, honey and mustard. I take the rind off and roast the ham in the reduced glaze for about 20 minutes.

PunkrockerGirl Mon 22-Dec-14 15:11:46

Nigella' s ham in coke here too. Might try the cherry coke one this year.

scratchandsniff Mon 22-Dec-14 15:17:15

I'm doing Nigella's ham in coke recipe for the first time.

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