Gammon steaks are quick to prepare and have no wastage. Bring out the flavour of the meat with this tasty and unusual sauce and serve with a bottle of sparkling rosé wine.
4 large gammon steaks
175g tinned red plums, drained and stoned
1 tbls plum syrup (Reserved plum juice)
50g caster sugar
1 tbls freshly chopped mixed herbs
For the garnish
Fresh parsley sprigs
Preparation time : 10 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Author : Prue Leith
Cookbook : Quick and easy (Confident Cooking)
1. Preheat the grill. Snip the fat at intervals to prevent curling. Grill the gammon steaks for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally.
2. Mix the plums, plum syrup and 150ml water in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Stir continuously for 1-2 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up the plum flesh.
3. Press the mixture through a sieve and return the pureé to the saucepan. Add the caster sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Stir in chopped herbs.
4. Pour the plum sauce over the gammon steaks. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
Gammon steaks are delicious served with an accompaniment of cooked broccoli tossed in butter and mashed potatoes.
Serve this dish a bottle of D’anjou, a french rose. Enjoy your meal!