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Gammon with tropical salsa

Gammon with tropical salsa

A traditional British dish made really special with a deliciously fruity tropical flavour

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time:
8 minutes
Calories per portion:
357 Kcal
Fat per portion:
17g, of which saturated 6.1g
Serves:
2

What you need:

  • Gammon steaks 2 thick, about 200g (7oz each) each
  • Vegetable oil for brushing
  • Clear honey 2 tsp

For the salsa:

  • Pineapple chunks in pineapple juice 227g can, drained
  • Red onion 1 small, peeled and finely diced
  • Small chilli 1, deseeded and finely chopped, optional
  • Clear honey 1 tbsp
  • Lime juice 2-3 tsp
  • Chopped coriander 2 tbsp
  • New potatoes and salad to serve, optional

What you do:

  1. Preheat the grill to hot. Snipe the rind on the gammon steaks in 8-10 paces. Brush the steaks lightly with oil and put them under the grill for 3 minutes, turn them and cook for another 3 minutes. Then turn them again and smooth the honey over the top and cook for 1 minute more. Put the meat on two plates and keep them warm.
  2. While the meat is cooking, make the salsa. Dice the pineapple chunks and mix them with the red onion, chilli, if using, honey, the lime juice and coriander. Serve in a small bowl or straight on the gammon steaks together with new potatoes and a mixed salad.

Handy cook's tip

If you don't have a lime, use 1 teaspoon of soy sauce instead of the lime juice. It will give a stronger, less zesty flavour.

Handy shopper's tip

Canned pineapple is a useful store cupboard item for adding freshness to savoury dishes. Drink the juice.

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