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A Christmas In July Ham From A Masterchef

by Sarah Todd

As the winter chill approaches and cravings of rich hearty flavours are calling, iconic butter brand LURPAK®, (recently crowned the world’s best butter at the 2018 World Cheese Championships) is encouraging Australians to beat the winter blues by enjoying an earlier celebration of the most wonderful time of the year - Christmas in July. 

Together with MasterChef Australia's, Sarah Todd, they have created this Christmas Ham that we are delighted to share with you. 

Lurpak Christmas Ham
Serves 6
Difficulty Easy

Method

  • Step 1. Fill a large pan with water and place the gammon inside, submerging completely. Add the orange rind, onion, bay, thyme, star anise, black peppercorns and celery and bring to the boil.

  • Step 2. Immediately reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1 hour 45 minutes. 20 minutes before the gammon is ready preheat the oven to 200°C and make the glaze.

  • Step 3. In a saucepan on a medium heat, melt 25g LURPAK® and add the sugar, wholegrain mustard, English mustard, orange zest, salt and pepper.

  • Step 4. Stir with a wooden spoon until all the ingredients are incorporated and the sugar has dissolved. Be careful not to let the mixture boil.

  • Step 5. Once the gammon has simmered for 1 hour and 45 minutes, remove it from the pan and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

  • Step 6. With a sharp knife carefully remove the skin - avoiding taking too much of the fat with it. Score the fat to create diamond shapes then stud the centre of each diamond with a whole clove.

  • Step 7. Place the gammon in a foil lined roasting tray then spoon the glaze over the fat. Put in the preheated oven for a total of 20 minutes basting once during that time.

  • Step 8. Remove from the oven, slice and serve.

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