Well, I’m back in one piece after a great few days away with my class, but with only a few hours sleep each night I have spent a large part of this weekend in bed!
I did however find time to go for a big country walk with Ian on Saturday to the gorgeous little village of Box, just outside of Bath. We both really want to find a country cottage to move to over the next few months so are starting to explore some surrounding places. One of the key requirements is a nice village pub so we combined our walk with a quick pit stop and half a cider to test out the local.
Today’s recipe is a tasty twist on how to serve a gammon steak. Don’t get me wrong – I do love this British pub classic in its original form served with chips, peas and an egg or a pineapple ring (or both if you are greedy like me!) but I also love trying to find new ways to tweak a recipe.
2 good sized gammon steaks
2-3 teaspoons of Chinese 5 spice mix
A good glug of olive oil
A pinch of chilli flakes (optional)
2 tablespoons of honey
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
How to make it
- Rub the Chinese 5 spice into the gammon steaks on both sides
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan on a medium to high heat then add the gammon steaks and cook for a few minutes on each side until browned
- Add the chilli flakes, honey and soy sauce and continue to cook, turning the gammon steaks until the glaze has turned golden brown
- Serve straight away with greens and potatoes or rice, ensuring any remaining juices in the pan are poured over the steaks