Christmas Recipes

A Glorious Gammon For Your Christmas Lunch

A perfectly cooked gammon is great on Christmas Day and even better for anytime sandwiches afterwards. The first step to your gammon lunch is choosing a gammon that suits your dining table. Your best option would be a boned joint. It cooks easily and is also great for carving. If you decide to cook your […]

Honey Roast Gammon

1.8 kg (4 lb) gammon joint 1 onion 20 cloves 2 bay leaves 10 peppercorns for the glaze 40 g (1 3/4 oz) soft brown sugar grated rind and juice of 1 large orange 2 tbsp runny honey 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard Directions Soak the gammon joint in a bowl of cold water for at […]

Roast Pork Belly

1.5kg pork belly sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 red onions, halved 2 carrots, peeled and halved lengthways 2 sticks of celery, chopped in half 1 bulb of garlic, skin on, broken into cloves a small bunch of fresh thyme, leaves picked 600ml water or stock Directions Preheat your oven to full whack, […]

Leg Gammon

4-5kg/9-11lb raw smoked ham on the bone 90g/3oz soft brown sugar 6 tbsp wholegrain mustard dark rye bread, sweet sliced pickles and bay leaves , to serve Directions Place the raw ham in a large, clean bucket. Add enough water to cover and soak overnight, or up to 24 hrs ahead, changing the water twice. […]

Spare Ribs

3/4 cup soy sauce 3/4 cup orange marmalade 1/2 cup pineapple juice $ 1/4 cup honey 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or pressed 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves or crumbled dried rosemary 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 to 5 pounds pork back ribs, fat trimmed […]

Roast Leg of Lamb

1 bulb of garlic, 3 cloves peeled and crushed, the others left whole a small bunch of fresh rosemary, half the leaves removed and coarsely chopped, half in sprigs zest of 1 lemon olive oil 2kg leg of lamb sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1.5kg potatoes, peeled and cut in half 4 tablespoons […]

Prime Rib Roast

– Salt – Freshly ground black pepper Directions 1. Remove roast from the refrigerator, loosely wrapped, 3 hours before cooking. Roasts should always be brought close to room temperature first, before they go in the oven. 2. Cookbooks often call for the excess fat to be removed. By “excess” fat they mean any fat more […]

Topside beef Roast

2kg Topside Roast salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste vegetables of choice, such as potatoes, butternut or onions 30 ml (2 Tbsp) olive oil Topping 60ml (4 Tbsp) wholegrain mustard 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 30 ml (2 Tbsp) chopped fresh rosemary Directions Place the beef on a rack in an […]