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Gammon - oh no didn't pre-soak

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jujuthejetmum Mon 27-Jun-11 13:59:41

I got a gammon joint out of the freezer left of from Christmas and didn't think to pre-soak it and have put it in the oven - will it be awful??

jujuthejetmum Mon 27-Jun-11 14:00:09

left over (sp)

Lulabellarama Mon 27-Jun-11 14:01:37

I have never soaked a gammon joint. Didn't know I was supposed to. All of mine have tasted fine.

Shinyshoes1 Mon 27-Jun-11 14:02:34

I don't think there is as much salt in them nowadays. You might be fine, not alot you can do about it now

Whitershadeofpale Mon 27-Jun-11 14:03:26

No it should be fine what I usually do is put mine in a pan of water, bring up to the boil and then chuck away and then either bake in the oven or boil in whatever stock I'm using.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Mon 27-Jun-11 14:05:36

I never soak.

I normally do the same as Whitershadeofpale. Not always though, depends if I can be botheredblush

jujuthejetmum Mon 27-Jun-11 14:07:55

thanks - I nearly poisoned us by taking it back out of oven to soak!
Then I thought about throwing it out cos it would taste really bad.
Any ideas for a glaze?

Aworryingtrend Mon 27-Jun-11 14:13:42

I never pre-soak, just throw away the first lot of boiled water.

I always use honey and wholegrain mustard for a glaze. Yum.

GetOrf Mon 27-Jun-11 14:16:10

I have never soaked a gammon - couldn't be arsed.

Just cover it with coke or cider and start cooking it.

jujuthejetmum Mon 27-Jun-11 14:24:16

I don't have any honey in or mustard but I do have coke - will diet coke do?? how much ish?

Lulabellarama Mon 27-Jun-11 14:37:10

No, not diet coke

jujuthejetmum Mon 27-Jun-11 16:34:33

too late lol I used diet coke - I'll let you know what it tastes like hmm

Aworryingtrend Tue 28-Jun-11 09:09:30

How was it JuJu?

jujuthejetmum Thu 30-Jun-11 18:22:01

It was lovely thanks

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