RH Amar – French’s & Frank’s

Old Jamaica Jerk Ham

Old Jamaica
Serves: 12
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Ingredients

  • 2kg unsmoked gammon joint
  • FOR THE MARINADE
  • 3/4 tin Del Monte pineapple
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 cans Old Jamaica regular ginger beer
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tsp jerk seasoning
  • FOR THE GLAZE
  • 1/4 tin Del Monte pineapple
  • 1 jalapeño
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 dessert spoons hot mango chutney
  • 1 dessert spoon jerk seasoning

Method

  1. Blitz marinade together in a food processor
  2. Cover the joint in the marinade and allow to marinate in the fridge for 24 hours
  3. Put the joint ham and marinade in a saucepan and simmer in the marinade for 1 hour 15 mins. Leave to cool in liquid for 1 hour
  4. Remove the hard fat – it comes off easily using your fingers. Leave the layer of white fat and mark it with a crisscross pattern with a sharp knife
  5. Blitz all the glaze ingredients in a food processor. Heat it gently and then cover the joint with it
  6. Cook at 180°C for 40 mins, re-apply the glaze halfway through
  7. Leave to cool then serve with old cold meats for a festive buffet or with egg and chips as a twist on the traditional
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