The Ham Dinner12/20/2009 08:39:00 PM
This will be a quick post, as I am not feeling well with the flu and general unpleasantness. Not sure if it's too much rich food or too much hard work?? I like to think it's the latter.
Anyway, the photos can do the talking, as this is pretty much a repeat of last year's wildly successful Ham Dinner.
A Christmas Ham Dinner for 6
Mustard-muscovado glazed ham
Mac & Cheese
As you can see, we are making very good use of our red Ikea paper napkins, and some new red tea-light holders!
Here is the cold ham - it was a free-range ham bought from the wonderful Rendinas butchery.
I sliced off some of the fat, and glazed it with a mixture of dark muscovado sugar, treacle and hot English mustard, before cooking it in a hot oven.
One accompaniment was an endive salad, chosen to provide a bitter contrast to the salty ham and rich mac & cheese.
And here is the mac & cheese, Tyler Florence's recipe.
And Nigella's delicious spiced peaches (Nigella Express).
At first I sliced the ham quite thickly, but it turns out that thinner slices are nicer!
A delicious meal overall, although I must say I'm a bit disillusioned with the quality of ham in Australia. I guess I've been spoiled with brilliant ham in London and Germany?
Anyhoo.. the meal went very well with a bottle of Taittinger. (Thanks Dad!)
Merry Christmas y'all!