Sticky Orange, Ginger & Spice Gammon

Sticky Orange, Ginger & Spice Gammon

Air Frying, Dinner, Main Course

Sticky Orange, Ginger & Spice Gammon

Sticky Orange, Ginger & Spice Gammon


Prep Time:
Overnight soaking + Calculating cook time

Cook Time:
Initial roasting + Reducing glaze + Final roasting

Serves 6-10

Total Time:
Calculated according to Gammon weight


1.5-2kg skin-on, boneless smoked gammon
1 orange, sliced
1 onion, sliced
1 orange, sliced
10 black peppercorns
1 star anise
3 bay leaves
500ml ginger beer
1/2 cup brown sugar
Cloves, for studding the gammon


  1. Soak the gammon overnight covered in cold water. This helps remove excess brine from the gammon.
  2. Weigh your raw gammon joint and calculate the cook time allowing 30 minutes per 450g.
  3. Place the gammon joint into a roasting tin, with the sliced ginger, sliced onions, sliced oranges, peppercorns, star anise, bay leaves, and ginger beer around the joint.
  4. Roast at 155°C for the calculated cook time.
  5. Once cooked, Allow the gammon to cool slightly. Pour off the cooking liquid and strain out solids.
  6. Add the strained cooking liquid to the Instant Pot (or saucepan) with the sugar and saute to reduce, until bubblin and thick.
  7. Gently remove the rind form the gammon joint, leaving the fatty layer behind.
  8. Cut a diamond pattern into the fat and stud the diamond points with the cloves.
  9. Gently remove the rind with a sharp knife, leaving the fatty layer behind.
  10. Cut into the fat in a diamond pattern and stud the points of the diamonds with cloves.
  11. Pour 2/3 of the glaze over the gammon, and return to the air fryer to roast for a further 20-30 minutes at 155°C. Baste every few minutes while it cooks until its golden brown
  12. Rest the gammon for 15 minutes tented in foil to keep the joint warm for the best results before slicing. Serve with a a jug of the reserved glaze to drizzle over the cut gammon slices

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