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Air Fryer Gammon Joint Recipe

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Air Fryer Gammon Joint Recipe



Introduction


A gammon joint is a classic and flavorful cut of pork, often enjoyed during festive occasions and family gatherings. Cooking a gammon joint in an air fryer is a quick and efficient way to achieve a juicy interior with a beautifully caramelized exterior. This Air Fryer Gammon Joint recipe is simple to prepare and full of delicious flavors, making it an excellent choice for a hearty meal. With minimal ingredients and a short cooking time, you'll have a succulent and flavorful dish ready in no time.



Ingredients

  • 1 gammon joint (approximately 2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)


fresh gammon joint on a plate

Instructions


Preparation:

  1. Prepare the Gammon Joint:

  • Remove the gammon joint from its packaging and pat dry with paper towels.

  • Place the gammon joint in a large bowl or on a plate.

  1. Season the Gammon Joint:

  • In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and paprika. Mix well to form a paste.

  • Rub the seasoning paste all over the gammon joint, ensuring it is evenly coated.


Cooking:

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:

  • Preheat your air fryer to 360°F (182°C). Preheating helps ensure even cooking from the start.

  1. Air Fry the Gammon Joint:

  • Place the seasoned gammon joint in the air fryer basket.

  • Air fry at 360°F (182°C) for 35-40 minutes, turning the joint halfway through cooking to ensure even roasting. If your gammon joint is larger, you may need to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

  • Check for doneness by ensuring the internal temperature of the gammon joint reaches 160°F (71°C).

gammon joint sitting in an air fryer pot

Serving:

  1. Serve the Gammon Joint:

  • Transfer the cooked gammon joint to a serving platter and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

  • Serve hot, garnished with freshly chopped parsley for a pop of color and added flavor.

  • Pair with your favorite side dishes such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a fresh salad.



Tips and Variations

  • Glaze Variations: Experiment with different glazes such as maple syrup and mustard, brown sugar and pineapple juice, or apple cider and rosemary for varied flavors.

  • Herb Options: Try using fresh rosemary or sage for an aromatic twist.

  • Serving Suggestions: Serve the gammon joint with a tangy sauce like apple sauce or mustard sauce for added flavor.

  • Vegetable Mix: Cook the gammon joint with vegetables like carrots, potatoes, and onions in the air fryer for a one-pan meal.

  • Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350°F (175°C) for 5-7 minutes or until warmed through.



Conclusion

This Air Fryer Gammon Joint recipe is a fantastic way to enjoy a succulent and flavorful gammon joint with a quick and easy cooking method. The air fryer ensures the joint is perfectly roasted, making it a delicious choice for any meal. Whether you're preparing a festive dinner or a comforting family meal, this air-fried gammon joint is sure to impress.



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