I always thought of ham as being rather boring. It was something that was always added to a cheese sandwich to give it extra depth. Plus for many years I was a vegetarian and I always hated the fact that whenever you bought a cheese sandwich that someone had stuck some ham in it!
Then I met Dominic and he showed me a brand new love for ham. He showed me that there were many really tasty ways to prepare it. Some simple and some not so simple and I soon fell in love with it.
I think part of my hatred for it growing up, was the fact that it was often smoked. This is something I still hate now, so as long as it is unsmoked variety then I am happy.
In this recipe (which is super simple to make) it is flavoured mainly with mustard and peppercorns with a few other seasonings thrown in.
We like to have this in the summer with some salad and then in winter with some roast potatoes and steamed vegetables.
- Medium Ham Joint
- 2 Large Carrots
- 3 Large Celery Sticks
- 50g Peppercorns
- 4Tsp Mustard
- 2Tsp Mixed Herbs
- Salt & Pepper
- 1Tbsp Olive Oil
- Place the ham joint in the slow cooker on a low heat and add the olive oil around the sides of the meat.
- Mix the seasoning in a bowl and then rub into the olive oil covered ham.
- Chop the carrots and celery into medium pieces and stick down the side of your ham.
- Cook for six hours on a low heat.
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