I recently read about the Root Source Challenge where that challenge was to come up with a recipe including Maple Syrup. As soon as I read it I started having dreams of crepes with bacon smothered with maple syrup, then thought of a gammon I had sitting in the fridge that I was planning to boil in coke (I know Nigella has a ham cooked in coke recipe but I didn't know about this until after I'd been doing it myself.... great minds think alike and all that!), so decided to twist and develop this idea a little more and came up with my entry for the challenge.
Maple glazed Ham
1 litre coke
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
2.5 tbsp maple syrup
1. Place the gammon joint into a pot that it fits into with not too much extra room. Pour in the coke until the meat is covered and boil on a medium heat for 1 hour.
2. Mix the whole grain mustard and maple syrup together to make the glaze
3. Remove the gammon from the coke and leave to cool for 5 minutes.
4. Remove any skin that is on the meat and slice a criss cross pattern across the top. Push a whole clove into each "x" made by the criss cross pattern.
5. Preheat the oven to 180˚C. Place the gammon in an oven proof dish or a foil lined baking tray. Pour the glaze on top of the joint, making sure it is covered. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the glaze is golden.
6. When done, leave to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.
A much tastier dinner for my palate after last night's salmon!