How to Cook a Raw Gammon ham
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How to Cook a Raw Gammon ham

Start by washing off the gammon in chilled water to remove excess salt from the exterior, our gammon has a mild cure so no need to soak for an extended period as it will lose flavour.

We recommend a par boil then finishing it off in the oven for best results.

Step 1
Calculate the boiling (simmering) time by allowing 15 minutes per 500g of meat.

Step 2
Place in a large pan and add enough water to fully cover the gammon, then add cloves, fresh thyme & bay leaves or the aromatics of your choice.

Step 3
Bring up to a boil and then lower to a low simmer until done. Drain the Gammon and place onto a cutting board, remove the top layer of skin (if attached), leaving a layer of fat around the meat, score the fat in a diamond pattern but not so deep to cut into the meat.

Step 4
Pre-heat oven to 180 C. Place into a roasting tin lined with a couple of sheets of foil and pour ½ cup white wine to prevent the ham from sticking to the bottom (optional)

Step 5
Brush all over with the glaze of your choice – a mixture of maple syrup and coarse-grain mustard is good, You can also decorate the cross sections with cloves for added flavour. Bake for 10minutes and reapply the glaze and bake for a further 15-20 minutes until a rich shiny colour appears on the outside. 

Step 6
Rest, serve and enjoy!