Thursday, September 11, 2014

Recipe: Gammon steak with grilled pineapple, chips and peas

A couple of weeks before we went to Scotland, I had a craving for gammon steak. It's not something we can find easily here in KL supermarkets so Hubby promised me that he would make it for me once we get to Scotland.  True to his words, he made it on the evening we arrived (ah yes, first thing we do is visit the supermarket to buy lots and lots of yummy food!). 


Gammon steak with grilled pineapple, chips and peas


Gammon steak and chips is a classic British pub dish. Gammon is the hind leg of pork, cut from the side of bacon after curing, either by dry-salting or curing in brine. Like bacon, it needs to be cooked before it can be eaten. Since it can be quite salty, you can rinse it with cold water first and pat dry before cooking.

Gammon steak can be easily prepared at home for a quick meal - you can either pan fry it or grill it for 8-10 minutes. To prevent the gammon from curling up while it's cooking, just snip the fat at about 1 inch intervals all round. Gammon steak is usually served with grilled pineapple, or a fried egg(or both) with chips and peas.

Thanks Hubby for cooking this for me, it definitely hit the spot (cravings satisfied!).



I sat back in the garden with the kids and enjoyed looking at my FIL's garden of beautiful flowers while dinner was being prepared...





Gammon steak with grilled pineapple, chips and peas
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients
2 x 450g pack unsmoked gammon steaks (2 in a pack)

To serve
4-8 pineapple rounds (1-2 per person)
100g frozen peas
chips

1. Using scissors, snip at 1 inch intervals along the rind and fatty edges all around - this will stop the gammon steak from curling as they cook.

2. Heat a grill pan, and add a touch of oil. Cook in the grill pan 4-5 minutes each side over medium high heat. Alternatively, you can place it under a hot grill for about 8 minutes, turning halfway around.

3. Arrange pineapples in a single layer then place under a grill for 2-3 minutes. Cook oven chips according to manufacturer's instructions. Cook frozen peas in boiling water for 2 minutes, or place in microwavable bowl, sprinkle 1 tbsp water and microwave for 1-2 minutes.

4. Top the gammon steak with grilled pineapple and serve chips and peas on the side.






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9 comments:

  1. Yen, the flowers are gorgeous! I love that flower after the wheelbarrow photo. And I guess we won't be able to taste this gammon steak as it is not available here.

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    1. I'm sure some supermarkets here will stock it - just a matter of finding out where.

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  2. Ooooo...gammon ham, I super-duper like!!!!! Slurpsssssss!!!!!

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  3. You can't beat a well cooked piece of gammon. very english!

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  4. Thanks for introducing this Scottish dish. I never heard Gammon steak before but it looks yummy! Something to remember in case I get to visit Scotland or...maybe Scottish pub here somewhere?

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  5. lovely flowers indeed ... and now you've given ME a craving for gammon steak at 1:30 a.m., heheh :D

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  6. This sounds really good, thanks for sharing.

    Simon

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  7. Caw this sounds nice. Thanks for posting this up.

    Simon

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