Honey mustard gammon joint

Honey mustard gammon joint

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: Approximately 2 hours

Servings: 6-8

Difficulty Level: Easy


  • 1 gammon joint (about 3-4 pounds)
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Cloves for studding (optional)
  • Water for boiling


  1. Prepare the Gammon Joint:
    • If the gammon joint is too salty, soak it in cold water for a few hours or overnight, changing the water a couple of times.
  2. Boil the Gammon:
    • Place the gammon joint in a large pot and cover it with water. Bring it to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for about 20 minutes per pound (check the packaging for specific instructions).
  3. Preheat the Oven:
    • Preheat your oven to 200°C (180°C for fan ovens) or 400°F.
  4. Score the Gammon:
    • Remove the gammon joint from the water. Score the fat in a diamond pattern, and if desired, stud each diamond with cloves.
  5. Prepare the Glaze:
    • In a bowl, mix together Dijon mustard, honey, whole grain mustard, brown sugar, and ground black pepper. Adjust the sweetness and spiciness according to your taste.
  6. Glaze the Gammon:
    • Brush the prepared glaze over the scored fat of the gammon joint, ensuring it is well-coated.
  7. Bake in the Oven:
    • Place the gammon joint in a roasting pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until the glaze is golden brown and caramelized.
  8. Baste (Optional):
    • If you like, baste the gammon with the pan juices during the roasting process for added flavor.
  9. Check for Doneness:
    • Ensure the gammon is cooked through. The internal temperature should reach at least 71°C (160°F).
  10. Rest and Slice:
    • Allow the gammon to rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
  11. Serve:
    • Serve the honey mustard glazed gammon joint slices with your favorite sides.
  12. Enjoy!
    • Enjoy the delicious combination of sweet and tangy flavors in this honey mustard glazed gammon joint.


  • Adjust the glaze ingredients to suit your taste preferences.
  • Cloves add a traditional touch, but you can skip them if you’re not a fan.
  • Save any leftover gammon for sandwiches or to use in other recipes.

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