This delicious gammon joint is simmered in orange juice and spices then covered in a sticky mustard marmalade glaze. It's impossible to resist!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, British
Keyword Orange marmalade glazed ham
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 1hour30minutes
Total Time 1hour40minutes
Author Nickki Thompson
1x 1.4kg unsmoked gammon joint
1onionpeeled and cut in half
Zest and juice of one large orange
1litre fresh orange juice
For the marmalade glaze:
1tbspDijon or wholegrain mustard
Hob/Oven Method -
Place the gammon joint in a large pan and add the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, halved onion, black peppercorns and the zest and juice of the orange. Pour over the orange juice and top up with enough water to cover the gammon. Bring to the boil and skim off any impurities that rise to the surface. Reduce the heat, cover with a lid and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the heat and leave the gammon in the liquid (you can quite happily leave it for up to 1 1/2 hours if it's easier - or remove the gammon from the liquid and let it go cold if you're cooking it in advance, but bear in mind that it will need longer in the oven if you do this).
Slow Cooker -
Place the gammon joint in your slow cooker pot and add the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, halved onion, peppercorns and the zest and juice of the orange. Pour over the orange juice and enough water to cover the gammon. Cook on LOW for 7 hours. Follow the instructions below for the glaze.
Instant Pot -
Place a trivet in the Instant Pot. Place the gammon on the trivet and pour over about 250ml (one cup) of orange juice. Add the cinnamon sticks, allspice berries, halved onion, peppercorns, and the zest of one large orange. Place the lid on the Instant Pot and press
Set the timer to 33 minutes (the general advice on the Instant Pot UK community Facebook page is to go for 11 minutes for every 500g which worked perfectly for my 1.4kg joint) Leave the pressure to release naturally before opening the lid and removing the gammon from the pot.
For the glaze:
Preheat the oven to 200C/180Fan.In a small bowl, mix together the mustard and marmalade. Stir in the orange juice.
Remove the gammon from the liquid and transfer to a roasting tin double lined with foil. Remove the thick layer of fat and score into a diamond shape if desired (I don't always bother doing this)
Pour the marmalade glaze all over the gammon. Cover with foil, place in the oven and bake for 10-15 minutes if you've just removed the ham from the simmering liquid
for 40 minutes if you cooked the gammon in advance.
You'll find more information about cooking a gammon joint on Feisty Tapas