- 1 onion, quartered
- 2 carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 celery sticks, roughly chopped
- 4 bay leaves
- 4 cloves
- 8 peppercorns
- 4 kg *Woolworths ready-to-cook traditional beechwood-smoked bone-in gammon
- For the glaze:
- 6 naartjies, peeled and sliced
- Honey or maple syrup, for drizzling
- 300 g blueberries
- 3 T sugar
- Lemon juice, a squeeze
Bring a large saucepan of water to a simmer and add the onion, carrots, celery, bay leaves, cloves and peppercorns. Add the gammon and cook for 2 hours. Remove and set aside.
Carefully remove the top layer of skin from the gammon, taking care not to cut into the fat underneath. Score the fat in a diamond pattern.
Layer the naartjies over a scored gammon. Drizzle with the honey or maple syrup and grill until slightly charred and sticky. Place the blueberries and sugar in a pan and heat until they burst and ooze. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and serve with the gammon.
Cook's note: Go all-out with the gammon! Christmas just wouldn’t be the same without sweet-and-salty gammon (the key to Family Day leftovers, too!).
*Available at selected stores for a limited period only.