Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ham In Coca Cola By Nigella Lawson

An Authentic Ham In Coca Cola By Nigella Lawson Recipe

Ham goes great with many fruity flavours such as apple, pineapple, pear and cherry. Only those who have never tried this raise an eyebrow at the idea of Ham in diet coke. It works with BBQ meat too, steak, any chops. Just marinade over night in coca-cola and voila! This recipe is made famous by Nigella Lawson. This Ham In Coca Cola recipe is easy to follow and results are great. The cola permeate through the gammon and produce a sweet & savoury flavour which my family admire alot.

Note Down The Ingredients

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  • 2 Kilograms Mild-cure Gammon Joint
  • 1 Onion (Peeled And Cut In Half)
  • 2 Litres Coca-cola
  • 1 Handful Of Cloves
  • 1 Heaped Tablespoon Black Treacle
  • 2 Teaspoons English Mustard Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Demerara Sugar

Method To Prepare

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  1. For The Ham:Peel and cut 1 onion in half. To a large pot or Dutch oven, place ham, the onion and pour over top, the 2 liter bottle of coca-cola. On a medium-high heat, allow to cola to come to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cover, not tightly with lid, and allow to cook for 2 1/2 hours. It is 1 hour for every 2 pounds.
  2. Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.
  3. For The Glaze:Pull the ham from the pot, and allow to rest on a cutting board reserving the cooking liquid. Using a sharp knife, trim the skin, leaving a thin layer of fat on the ham. Using the knife, score the fat diagonally into large diamond cut.. In each diamond pierce the fat with 1 clove. Spread the molasses over the meat. Gently pat the powdered mustard and sugar around the meat, so it sticks to the molasses. Line a roasting pan with aluminum foil. Gently place the ham in the roasting pan. Cook the ham for about 10 minutes or until glaze is burnished and bubbly.
  4. For braising the ham in advance and then letting the ham cool, take ham from the refrigerator, glaze it according to the recipe, and give it 30 to 40 minutes to sit at room temperature. Place in a 350 degree F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, then turning up the heat if you think it needs a more crispy exterior.
Serve With Sweet Corn Pudding.

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