Perfect Glazed Gammon Recipe
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Perfect Glazed Gammon Recipe


  • 1 Gammon
  • Water
  • Flavourings: onion, carrot, peppercorn, bay leaf
  • Ham Glaze
  • Cloves


  1. Prepare the Gammon:
    • Place the gammon into a large pot.
  2. Add Flavourings and bring to boil:
    • Add flavourings such as onion, carrot, peppercorns, and bay leaf.
    • Cover the gammon with water.
    • Bring it to a boil.
  3. Skim and Simmer:
    • Skim off any scum that rises to the top and discard it, reduce the heat to a low simmer.
    • Allow it to simmer for approximately 40 minutes per kilogram.

  4. Check Temperature:
    • When the internal temperature reaches 68 degrees Celsius, remove the gammon from the pot and place it on a cutting board.

  5. Preheat the oven and prepare the Glaze:
    •  Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius and bring the glaze up to a simmer on the stove top.
  6. Prepare the Gammon for Roasting:
    • Remove any string & skin leaving as much fat on the gammon as possible.
    • Score the fat with crisscross cuts, being careful not to cut into the meat.
    • Insert cloves into the scored diamond patterns.
  7. Glaze and Roast:
    • Transfer the gammon to an oven tray and drizzle the glaze over the gammon, brushing it over evenly.
    • Place the gammon into the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
    • After 15 minutes, remove it from the oven, glaze it again.
  8. Final Roasting:
    • Return the gammon to the oven and roast for an additional 15-25 minutes or until the glaze turns a golden brown.

  9. Rest and Serve:
    • Allow the gammon to rest for 10 minutes.
    • Slice and serve for a delicious, glazed gammon feast.