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Friday, 15 January 2016

Gammon Steaks Make A Great Meal

Now what does some lovely gammon steak ...


... some cleaned and quartered mushrooms


and sliced leeks ...


... have in common?

The answer is they make a delicious meal! I first discovered this recipe idea back in 2014, and have used it quite a lot since! If you'd like to give it a try, this is what you do ...

Ingredients - Serves Four
15g unsalted butter
1 tbsp olive oil
250g closed cup chestnut mushrooms, cleaned and quartered
1 large leek, washed, trimmed and sliced
50g of spring onions, trimmed and sliced
4 x un-smoked gammon steaks approx 150g each
2 teaspoons of French Dijon mustard
150ml chicken stock
125ml soured cream
Fresh flat leaf parsley about 10 - 15 grams - chopped
Ground black pepper to season

Method
1. Heat the butter and half of the oil in a frying pan.
2. Add the mushrooms and fry over a high heat for approx 2 - 3 minutes.
3. Remove using a slotted spoon and set aside.
4. Add the leek and spring onions to your pan with the rest of the oil.
5. Cook on a medium heat for about 8 - 10 minutes.
6. Preheat your grill, high setting, and then grill the gammon for approx four minutes each side until cooked through.
7. Add the mustard and chicken stock to the pan with the cooked onions. Stir in the soured cream and simmer for about 1 minute.
8. Return the mushrooms to the pan, add the chopped parsley, season to your liking with ground black pepper.

Meanwhile ... you would have prepared and cooked your choice of vegetables to accompany ... and so serve the gammon steak topped with the delicious mushroom and leek sauce, with your vegetables ... and maybe a glass of white wine ...

Now this could be just what you need for your Friday evening meal?



All the best Jan

12 comments:

Jo said...

It sounds lovely. We don't have gammon all that often but I do enjoy it when we do.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jan - I used to cook a lot of gammon and pineapple back in the days that was fashionable - haven't done it for years. This dish sounds wonderfully tasty ... though now I don't eat a lot of meat - occasionally I have gammon when I'm out ...

But a good dish for this weather that's becoming wintery ... cheers Hilary

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Looks great. I rarely look forward to gammon, but invariably enjoy it when I have it. Your take on it should be delicious. Thanks for all your lovely comments, by the way, and a Happy New Year (or have I already done that?)!

Dewena said...

Hi Jan! I've printed this out and will try it because we like ham--it took Miss Read's books for me years ago to learn that your gammon was our ham! And this time of year we're still enjoying slices from an aged Tennessee country ham so it'll be nice to give it another look.

Best to you,
Dewena

NCmountainwoman said...

I had to look up gammon since that's not a word common in the US. Ah, it's ham. The recipe looks delicious, perfect for a cold rainy day such as we are having.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Jo - gammon can be tasty just grilled with some herb butter, or with a great sauce. It can make a very nice mid-week meal too. Glad you enjoy it.

Have a great weekend, keep warm, I think it's going to be a cold one here in the UK!

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Hilary, and thanks for your comment. Yes - gammon and pineapple was such a favourite meal and it does seem a shame that Gammon and grilled pineapple is rarely seen on menus these days. It's such a lovely combination and so easy to do! I also like a gammon steak with a fried egg ... the combination of recipe ideas with gammon steak is almost endless!

There is a nice article here about pineapple, which you may like to read, http://hubpages.com/food/PineappleHistory-and-Uses

Yes, the weather is certainly very wintry at the moment with forecast of minus ten in parts of Scotland ... keep warm, and enjoy your weekend

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Mike, can't gammon taste great and makes for a very nice meal. I do think many of us almost forget it can taste so good! Super to use a sauce like this, it really 'jazzes' it up!

I always enjoy my visits to your blog ... many thanks for your good wishes.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Dewena - and yes gammon is called ham in the US - this article is a good read to explain http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/buying-meat.html

Ooh that sounds delicious "still enjoying slices from an aged Tennessee country ham" just right for this time of year.

Hope you get to enjoy this recipe soon.
Have a lovely weekend.

All the best Jan

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi 'NC' and thanks for your comment. Yes as Dewena also mentioned gammon is ham in the US ... I think this article explains it well ... http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.co.uk/2009/12/buying-meat.html

I do hope your rain eases up a little for the weekend. Meanwhile here in the UK it is turning very cold ... so perhaps a nice gammon (ham) recipe idea is just what is needed. Or perhaps a warm bowl of soup - this red pepper and tomato soup is tasty, see it here http://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/sea-and-soup-its-red-pepper-and-tomato.html

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

My three love gammon steaks, we don't have them often, but they enjoy them when they do. Fried egg on top is a favourite.
Have a great weekend.
Lisa x

Lowcarb team member said...

Hi Lisa, yes gammon has been, and still is, popular with our family too ... from the grand-children upwards! Yes a fried egg on top works well doesn't it!

Have a lovely weekend, hope you stay warm,

All the best Jan