Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Honey roast Gloucester Old Spot/ Berkshire cross gammon cooked in Piddle in the Hole ale

Cooking gammon in cider was a revelation from Carol Webb about 5 years ago. Looking for new bistro menu ideas in January this year, Ethan suggested gammon and it morphed into this & has been very popular from the moment we first served it.
The gammon from Home Farm (they have a new collie puppy btw - so cute) starts off being braised in the wonderfully named ale brewed around 15 miles away for 7 hours - so it is meltingly soft.
Then glazed with honey and spices and roasted.
The juices and some of the reduced cooking liquor is made into a beer, honey & mustard dressing to go with it.






This particular gammon is from Cheltenham race week (18 events in one week - amazing) and the clients wanted it cold with a selection of salads - a nice simple meal after travelling to the Cotswolds from Ireland. It must have been good - they re-booked for next year's Cheltenham week, along with the other week-long party we served.

Traditional waldolf salad which they requested.

Beetroot, lentil, rocket, fennel and radish salad. Healthy living.

3 comments:

Jan said...

Ooooh YUM! How nice does that look?!

James said...

Well it might be better with a picnic hamper laid out on a sunny day overlooking the river..... oh you can dream.

girls who like to gorge said...

Welll, this all looks perfect to me! Every little bit! xxxxx

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