I believe that Gammon steaks are our tastiest cuts of meat. Cut from the leg they are very lean, lightly smoked and brined, all you need to do is gently fry or grill them till slightly browned. However, if you are feeling more adventurous, why not try this recipe.
Ingredients Serves 2
2 Gammon steaks
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp soy sauce
20g fresh ginger
50g green beans (trim ends and cut in half)
1 tsp sesame oil
¼ cabbage (finely sliced)
2 courgettes (finely sliced - 3mm)
Olive oil, salt and pepper
Preheat the oven grill. Place the oven rack one setting higher than the middle of the oven.
Place the steaks in a roasting pan or large casserole dish (they must not overlap). Mix the honey, ginger and soy in a bowl and whisk with a fork to combine. Pour mixture over the gammon and turn to coat in the sauce.
Grill for 20 minutes, turning and basting with the sauce every 3 to 4 minutes. When done, remove and set aside to rest.
Prepare the beans, cabbage and courgettes as indicated above.
Heat a glug of olive oil and the sesame oil in a large saucepan on medium to high heat. Add the green beans, cabbage and courgettes and stir fry (stir frequently) until they are just tender, but still a little crunchy, about 5 or 6 minutes. Season well with salt and freshly ground pepper.
To serve, pile the stir fried veggies onto the plates and top with a gammon steak. Drizzle over any remaining pan juices from the chops.