Main Meals

Nectarine roast gammon

20 minutes
2 ½ hours

“I can’t remember a Christmas when I have not made a gammon with poached nectarine ‘baubles’ alongside it. Woolies’ Best Ever gammon is perfect for this recipe.” – Abigail Donnelly

Wine/Spirit Pairing
La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier

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  • 1 Woolworths Our Best Ever uncooked bone-in gammon
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 2 cups verjuice
  • For the dressing:
  • ½ cup honey plus extra for drizzling
  • 12 ripe nectarines
  • 1 x 250 g packet Woolworths soft-eating

1. Preheat the oven to 120°C. Remove the rind from the gammon and score the fat in a diamond shape using a sharp knife. Line a deep pan with foil.

2. Place the gammon in the pan, pour in the stock and cover with foil.

3. Roast for 2 hours, adding more stock halfway through the cooking time if necessary. If you add more stock, make sure it’s hot or it will reduce the dish’s temperature.

4. Pour off the liquid and increase the heat to 200°C. Serve with the poached nectarines.

5. To make the poached nectarines, score a small cross into the bases of the nectarines. Place them in a large pan, then add the verjuice and honey. Place a piece of greaseproof paper directly onto the nectarines. Simmer for 15 minutes, or until the skin comes off easily. Carefully remove from the pan and, when cool enough, peel using your fingers.

Cook's note: If you like, secure the soft-eating nectarines onto the top of the gammon using toothpicks. Drizzle with honey and roast for an extra 20 minutes.

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Photographs: Myburgh Du Plessis
Production: Abigail Donnelly 
Food assistant: Ellah Maepa

Abigail Donnelly

Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly

Nothing excites Woolworths TASTE's Food Director quite as much as the challenge of dreaming up recipes with innovative new foods – or the thrill of creating deliciousness on a plate with the humblest of ingredients. With Abi by your side, you’ll be a cooking expert in no time at all.

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