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Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham

Gordon Ramsay’s Honey Glazed Ham is a juicy gammon joint that has been slow-cooked for 4 hours with fragrant spices and a luscious honey glaze. A harmony of sugary sweetness and complex tastes.

Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham
Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham

💗 Why You’ll Love This Honey Glazed Ham Recipe:

  • Succulent Perfection: Gambar is soft and juicy when slow-cooked in a flavorful broth.
  • Aromatic Infusion: The ham’s flavor is enhanced by the spices and herbs.
  • Visual Elegance: Diamond-patterned fat with cloves makes this excellent ham.
  • Versatile Elegance: A festive centerpiece or Sunday roast, this ham promises a great meal.

❓ What Is Gordon Ramsay’s Honey Glazed Ham Recipe?

Gordon Ramsay’s honey-glazed ham is made by first slow cooking a gammon joint with aromatic spices, then glazing it with honey flavored with Madeira and sherry vinegar. The result is tender and flavorful with a glossy finish.

Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham
Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham

📜 Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham Ingredients

  • 3kg unsmoked boneless gammon joint
  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 1 leek, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped

  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, lightly crushed
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds, lightly crushed

  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half

  • 3 bay leaves
handful of cloves

For the honey glaze:

  • 100g demerara sugar
  • 50ml Madeira
  • 
25ml sherry vinegar
  • 125g honey

👩‍🍳 How To Make Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham

  1. In a large saucepan, cover the gammon with cold water. Throw in carrots, leeks, onion, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook for 3 hours, adding more boiling water as needed.
  3. Remove the foam and contaminants that rise to the surface. Leave the ham to chill in the stock overnight if you’re planning ahead.
  4. If not, let it cool for a bit before taking it out of the pan. Get the stock strained (and put aside for use in other dishes).
  5. Mix the sugar, Madeira, sherry vinegar, and honey in a saucepan and boil gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Simmer for 3–4 minutes at a low boil, uncovered, until a glossy dark syrup forms. It can easily boil over if you leave it alone.
  7. Prepare a 190°C/Gas 5 oven. Put the ham on the cutting board. Remove the thread and the skin from the ham, leaving a uniform layer of fat.
  8. Make shallow cuts in a diamond pattern all over the fat, being careful not to pierce the meat. Put a clove in the center of each diamond.
  9. Coat the ham with half of the glaze and place it in a roasting tin. Roast for 15 minutes.

  10. Add the remaining glaze and roast for another 25–35 minutes, basting regularly with the pan juices, until the ham is golden brown. To achieve even browning of the joint, it is helpful to turn the pan as you baste.
  11. Take it out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes before you carve it and serve it with the sides. 

💭 Recipe Tips

  • Slow-Cooking Magic: Tender ham is achieved by boiling it in a tasty broth.
  • Gorgeous Glazing: Roast with honey glaze twice for the right sweet balance.
  • Diamond Detailing: Score fat diamond-shaped and add cloves for flavor and charm.
  • Baste Brilliance: Baste with pan juices to add flavor and color.
Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham
Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham

🥣 What Pairs Nicely With Honey Glazed Ham?

Perfect complements to a Honey Glazed Ham meal are Corn Soufflé, Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts, Hot Pepper Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Butternut Squash Casserole, Succotash, and Buttermilk Biscuits.

🎚 How To Store Leftover Honey Glazed Ham?

  • In The Fridge: Refrigerate leftover honey-glazed ham for 7 to 10 days after being tightly wrapped in plastic and placed in a sealed container.
  • In The Freezer: Leftover honey-glazed ham can be frozen for up to 6 weeks if it is kept in a freezer-safe bag or wrapped in several layers of aluminum foil. Defrost in the fridge before reheating.

🥵 How To Reheat Honey Glazed Ham?

  • Oven: Bring the oven temperature up to 275 degrees Fahrenheit then put honey-glazed ham on a baking dish covered with foil and heat for 10 minutes or until heated.
  • Microwave: Arrange honey-glazed ham slices in a microwave-safe dish and heat for 30-60 second increments, until heated.
  • Stove: Thorw honey-glazed ham in a skillet and heat for 3 to 4 minutes over medium heat or until hot.

FAQs

What is the honey glaze made of on ham?

Honey Glaze consists of demerara sugar, Madeira wine, sherry vinegar, and honey, simmered to a glossy dark syrup.

What cut of meat is used for glazed ham?

The preferred cut for glazed ham is an un-sliced, bone-in half ham, ideally from the shank end, providing a flavorful centerpiece.

Why is my honey-glazed ham mushy?

Your honey-glazed ham may turn mushy if there’s an excess use of tenderizer. Striking a balance is crucial to retain the desired texture.

How do you thicken honey glaze for ham?

To thicken the honey glaze for ham, mix it with 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch or flour. Whisk until well combined, to obtain a thick consistency.

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Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving:

  • Calories 250
  • Calories from Fat 75
  • Total Fat 1.5g
  • Saturated Fat 0.5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 620mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 3g
  • Dietary Fiber 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Protein 10g

Gordon Ramsay Honey Glazed Ham

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 20 minutesCook time:4 hours Rest time: 15 minutesTotal time:4 hours 35 minutesServings:8-10 servingsCalories:250 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

Gordon Ramsay’s Honey Glazed Ham is a juicy gammon joint that has been slow-cooked for 4 hours with fragrant spices and a luscious honey glaze. A harmony of sugary sweetness and complex tastes.

Ingredients

  • For the honey glaze:

Instructions

  1. In a large saucepan, cover the gammon with cold water. Throw in carrots, leeks, onion, peppercorns, coriander seeds, cinnamon sticks, and bay leaves.
  2. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and cook for 3 hours, adding more boiling water as needed.
  3. Remove the foam and contaminants that rise to the surface. Leave the ham to chill in the stock overnight if you’re planning ahead.
  4. If not, let it cool for a bit before taking it out of the pan. Get the stock strained (and put aside for use in other dishes).
  5. Mix the sugar, Madeira, sherry vinegar, and honey in a saucepan and boil gently until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Simmer for 3–4 minutes at a low boil, uncovered, until a glossy dark syrup forms. It can easily boil over if you leave it alone.
  7. Prepare a 190°C/Gas 5 oven. Put the ham on the cutting board. Remove the thread and the skin from the ham, leaving a uniform layer of fat.
  8. Make shallow cuts in a diamond pattern all over the fat, being careful not to pierce the meat. Put a clove in the center of each diamond.
  9. Coat the ham with half of the glaze and place it in a roasting tin. Roast for 15 minutes.

  10. Add the remaining glaze and roast for another 25–35 minutes, basting regularly with the pan juices, until the ham is golden brown. To achieve even browning of the joint, it is helpful to turn the pan as you baste.
  11. Take it out of the oven and let it sit for 15 minutes before you carve it and serve it with the sides.

Notes

  • Slow-Cooking Magic: Tender ham is achieved by boiling it in a tasty broth.
    Gorgeous Glazing: Roast with honey glaze twice for the right sweet balance.
    Diamond Detailing: Score fat diamond-shaped and add cloves for flavor and charm.
    Baste Brilliance: Baste with pan juices to add flavor and color.
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