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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Gammon and Broccoli Cheese Grill

Ingredients (Serves 1 - so adjust as necessary)
1 smoked gammon steak
1 small head of broccoli, cut into small florets
50g of cheddar cheese, grated
150ml of milk
1/4 tsp English mustard
1 tbsp plain white flour
1 tbsp margarine/butter (I'd use butter)

1.Preheat the grill to high. Place the gammon steak on a baking tray and grill for 5 minutes on each side, or until cooked and golden.
2.While the gammon is under the grill, cook the broccoli in lightly salted boiling water for 5-6 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.
3.To make the cheese sauce, melt 1 tbsp margarine/butter in a saucepan. Stir in the flour and cook over a medium heat for 1 minute. Turn down the heat and add only as much milk as the mixture can absorb to make a slightly smoother paste. Work the paste into a smooth and glossy consistency before adding a little more milk. Repeat until the paste has a creamy consistency. Gradually stir in the remaining milk and turn up the heat. Bring to the boil and simmer, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the mustard and two thirds of the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper.
4.Mix the cooked broccoli into the sauce and spoon onto the gammon steak. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese and grill for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and golden.
5.Transfer to a plate and serve immediately.

Cook's tips

Cut 1cm snips into the sides of the gammon steak to stop it curling too much when cooking

Original recipe idea here:


This cheese sauce is made with flour so may not suit everyone - the recipe is only a suggestion.

As a thought might this work with cauliflower florets instead of broccoli ?
Or perhaps a mix of broccoli and cauliflower florets?

Bon Appetit

All the best Jan


tess said...

this reminds me of the ham-broccoli roll-ups with cheese sauce i used to make -- everybody loved them. :-)

Anonymous said...

looks nice. think broccoli has more nutrients than cauliflower but both would be ok with the gammon.

Lowcarb team member said...

Thanks Tess, your ham-broccoli roll ups sound tasty.

Thanks Susie, I think you could also do a nice mix of both broccoli and cauliflower.

All the best Jan