The recent bank holiday weekend saw me entertain my family and aswell as the BBQ and the glorious cake I baked, I also slow cooked a piece of gammon to serve with some salad, homemade bread and chutney. I had been sent some Crabbies Raspberry and Ginger Alcoholic Ale as part of my Degustabox UK goody box for April and I knew that ginger ale made for a delicious tasting ham as I have cooked a piece of ham in some before, based on this recipe (Albeit a non alcoholic version). Nevertheless an alcoholic version did not deter me, afterall ham and cider complement one another. However, raspberry – does raspberry go with ham? I decided to give it a go and slow cook the ham in the Crabbies drink and find out. I also wanted to give my ham a glaze, so after it had been slow cooked I roasted it in the oven for a short while topped with a sticky ginger glaze.
So does ginger and raspberry slow cooked ham with a sticky ginger glaze taste nice?
Yes and here is how I made it
To make this recipe all you need are the following ingredients:
1 bottle of Crabbies Raspberry & Alcoholic Ginger Beer
1.2 kg piece of gammon
2-3 tbsp ginger preserve
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
Method (for slow cooked ham):
- place the piece of gammon ( mine was 1.2kg) in your slow cooker
- pour in all the contents of the Crabbies ginger beer
- turn on your slow cooker to the lowest setting and cook for approx 6 hours
- after 6 hours remove form your slow cooker and remove the paper wrapping around the gammon
- pre heat your oven to 220 oC / 200 oC (fan)
- remove the thick layer of fat from the ham, leaving just a very thin layer
- Line a baking tin with parchment paper or foil
- place the ham in the middle
- in a bowl mix together 2-3 tbsp of ginger preserve and 1 tbsp of dark brown sugar (*if you have mustard add a tsp if you wish)
- then tub all over the top and sides of your ham
- place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes
- then leave to cool until you are ready to serve
It is delicious served cold with salad and crusty bread. It had a slight heat from the ginger preserve but you could detect the delicate raspberry flavour. It did make for a sweet tasting ham but it went down with my family and the left overs I have frozen to use in a pie next time I have some left over chicken meat.
I used an ingredient from this months Degustaboxuk box to make this ham. Degustaboxuk is a monthly subscription where for just £12.99 a month a box like this will be sent to you which includes the shipping, and all items included are made by well known brands and arive to your front door at the end of each month. You can see what was inside my box here (I forgot to take a photo!)
Readers of Mummy Mishaps can purchase a box with a special discount of £3 bringing the box down to £9.99 which is good value. Just enter F1MN9 at the checkout on the Degustaboxuk website.
I was sent a Degustaboxuk for the purpose of this review. I was also given money by Morrisons which paid for the piece of gammon ham. The recipe is my own as are my comments which are honest.