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Thrifty Unsmoked Gammon

The Thrifty Cut that’s not just for Christmas

Free Range Unsmoked Gammon - the Thrifty Cut that’s not just for Christmas

A traditional, visually stunning, Sunday Roast, Ham and Chips, a Ham Salad, Potted Ham, Pea and Ham Soup, and moreish Ham Sandwiches - just some of the things to try - all from one really low cost and Thrifty joint!

Not just for Christmas!

Traditionally one of the high points of the festive season - a Smoked - or Unsmoked Gammon Joint is not just for Christmas! It is equally perfect for Summer Sundays or weekdays - providing a lighter Summer roast - and then all the delicious things you can do with leftovers for dinners, suppers, picnics and snacks - all from one joint!

As Mary Berry says:

“So many people cook a gammon at Christmas time, but don’t think to cook it for any other occasion. I think it makes a lovely summer Sunday lunch served hot or cold.”

And Nigel Slater shares Mary’s enthusiasm:

“Every summer I cook a piece of gammon, with its candy pink meat and luscious fat. I wonder why I don't do it more often. There is good value in its copious flesh and much, much pleasure in knowing that it will keep us in sandwiches (with watercress and stinging hot mustard, please) for several days after.”

Blythburgh Pork

However supermarket Gammon just doesn’t cut it - for that sublime, Free Range, hand-raised Gammon true texture and taste

We only stock Free Range Blythburgh Pork because it has a traditional flavour and succulence that has been largely forgotten in today's industrially produced Pork

So even better when we only use Premium Quality Free Range naturally-reared Blythburgh Pork to hand prepare our Gammons at our Highbury Barn Shop

The difference between Ham and Gammon

Just to clear up the difference between Ham and Gammon - Gammon is raw and Ham is ready-to-eat. Gammon has been cured in the same way as Bacon whereas Ham has been dry-cured or cooked. Once you've cooked your Gammon, you can call it Ham.

Versatile and delicious

Here are a few recipes which illustrate just how versatile and delicious a Gammon can be - at a very low and thrifty cost:

• Honey and Marmalade-glazed Gammon Joint - by The Hairy Bikers
This stunning Gammon Joint glazed with fruity Marmalade and sticky Honey is great for feeding a crowd.
Preparation time - less than 30 mins : Cooking time - over 2 hrs. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Slow Baked Sticky Gammon - by Sarah Cook
Fancy a cross between a traditional roasted Ham and Pulled Pork? - use a Pineapple, Treacle and Ginger marinade as a tropical glaze.
Preparation time 45 mins : Cooking time 4 hrs 30 mins.. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Ham in Coca Cola - Nigella Lawson
Only those who have never tried this raise an eyebrow at the idea. Don't hesitate, don't be anxious: this really works. No-one who cooks it, cooks it just once! 
Preparation time 15mins : Cooking Time 2½ hrs. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Candied Roast Ham with Cranberry & Star Anise Sauce - by Tom Kerridge
A Christmas favourite - but just as enticing on a sunny Summers Day 
Add a sticky and zesty glaze to Ham then serve with a sharp Cranberry Sauce which cuts through the smoky meat. 
Preparation time 25 mins : Cooking time 3 hrs 45 mins. Click here for Smoked Gammon on the Bone
(Click here for recipe)

• Slow cooker Ham with sticky Ginger Glaze - by Sara Buenfeld
A small Gammon will easily fit in a slow cooker. Cook it low and slow for homemade glazed Ham that's ideal for sandwiches, party buffets or simply sliced and served with Chips. Freezable. Easily halved
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking time 7hrs 20 mins. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Exceptional Gammon with Cider - by Cyrus Todiwala
This is a great way to cook Gammon. The Cider, Coriander and Red Chilli bring a real sparkle to the meat. 
Preparation time less than 30 mins : Cooking time over 2 hrs. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Grilled Ham, Egg and Spiced Oven Chips - by Barney Desmazery
Simple but classic Supper - perfect for using up the Leftovers.
Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 45 mins. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Potted Ham - by Barney Desmazery
A delicious and original, lush looking starter that can be frozen ahead. Great for using up Ham Leftovers
Preparation time 20 mins : Cooking Time 5 mins. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon, Red Onion Marmalade
(Click here for recipe)

• Gammon and Leek Crumble - by Food Urchin
     This Crumble is a veritable duvet of cheesy crumbs set atop a fluffy creamy mattress, engorged and cosseted with tender Gammon and juicy Leeks – perfect use of Cooked Ham Leftovers!
Preparation/Cooking time 1 hr 10 mins. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Melting Nachos with Shredded Gammon - by Silvana Franco
A Mexican sharing dish of cheesy Tortillas or friends and family - another great way to use up Leftover Ham
Preparation time 5 mins : Cooking time 10 mins. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Pea and Ham Soup - by Caroline Hire
A meaty and vibrant Soup - great served fresh - or kept as a comforting storeroom Soup
     Preparation time 10 mins : Cooking time 15 mins. Click here for Unsmoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Smoked Gammon baked in Bran, Crushed Potatoes & Poached Egg - by William Drabble
The Gammon is baked long and slow in a paste made of Bran - this protects the meat from the heat and imparts a mellow, slightly nutty flavour - with  super-fresh poached Eggs 
     Preparation/Cooking time 5 hrs. Click here for Smoked Boneless Gammon
(Click here for recipe)

• Four & Twenty Chicken & Ham Pie
There aren't any Blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress. with its layers of Nuts, Fruit, Chicken and Gammon. Freezable 
     Preparation time 30 mins : Cooking time 1 hr 45 mins - plus cooling and chilling. Click here for Chicken Breasts, Chicken Thighs, Unsmoked Boneless Gammon, Fresh Chicken Stock
(Click here for recipe)

There are so many more ways to enjoy this tasty but very Thrifty Cut, so why not experiment a little beyond the festive perception the next time you cook this often overlooked - and definitely underrated - hand-raised and expertly crafted Thrifty Cut. 

Checkout our Related Recipes and Leftovers Recipes buttons on each Product page - for even more Gammon Recipe ideas

Now live and fresh Online

Free Range Hand crafted Smoked Gammon, Unsmoked Gammon and our complete mouth watering and moreish range of Bacon and Gammons are now available live on www.godfreys.co

So whether you choose one of the recipes above - or are just inspired to explore further Gammon recipes we hope we have given you much food for thought for this delicious and versatile Thrifty Cut - that’s not just for Christmas 

Give it a Click

So why not give it a Click - and experience a whole new way to enjoy Godfreys Free Range Premium Meats and Poultry - all week - or month long - by ordering from the comfort of you own home - or workplace - at a time that is convenient to you  

We do the rest - be it if you would prefer delivery direct to your door Nationwide - or at our Click and Collect Points in Highbury or Finsbury Park. 

Bon Appétit!

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