Keshav had been for a christmas dinner from work and he mentioned that there was gammon served and he really liked it. When I went grocery shopping I looked for gammon steaks and picked some up. I was waiting for his day off to prepare this. So ended up preparing this today.
The smokey steak was yummy. I was tasting gammon for the first time myself. Sorry there aren’t too many pictures this time as both Keshav and I were really hungry and could not wait to dig in. 😉
Ingredients: (Serves 2) Preparation Time: 20 – 25 mins
Smoked gammon steaks – 2, thawed
For the steamed veggie’s on the side:
Beans – about 10, washed and cut into 2, with the ends removed
Baby corn – 3, each slit into 3
Cauliflower florets – 4-5, washed
Tender broccoli stems – 4-5, washed
I used these, You can add carrots & peas too if you wish to.
For the sauce:
Garlic cloves – 2 medium-sized, finely chopped
Closed cup Mushrooms – about 5 medium-sized, washed diced,
Chilli flakes – 1/4 tsp
Freshly crushed black pepper corns – 1/4 tsp
Dark Rum – 1 tsp
Dark Soya sauce – 1/2 tsp
Milk – 75 ml
Water – 30 ml
All purpose flour – 1 tbsp
Cooking oil – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Pre-heat your oven in the grill mode to 200 degree Celsius and place the steaks on the grill and grill for 15 mins or till cooked to your liking. You can also add some potato wedges in the grill along with the steaks if you want wedges by the side. Else make some jacket potato or mashed potatoes.
Mix milk, water and all-purpose flour together. Make sure there are no lumps. Heat the oil in a frying pan. Set it to medium heat. When the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic and sauté for a few seconds. Now add the dark soy sauce and fry it. Add the mixture to the pan. Lower heat and keep stirring so that the flour does not settle to the bottom and form lumps. Add salt to taste. Add the rum, mix well. Add the crushed black pepper and chilli flakes. Add the diced mushrooms. It should take about cook about 5-8 minutes for the all-purpose flour & mushrooms to cook. Mix the sauce every few minutes so that it doesn’t stick to the bottom. The sauce should thicken when its ready. Add some more milk if the sauce ends up getting too thick.
In the meanwhile,while the sauce is getting ready boil water in a steamer to steam the veggies. When the water begins to bubble, place the veggies in the steamer and close and let them cook. The veggies should be steamed in 5-6 minutes.
You can add some butter on the steamed veggies if you wish to.
The steak, wedges should be ready. The sauce will be ready too. Place the steak in a plate along with the wedges, steamed veggies and add the required amount of sauce on top and serve hot. You can also add a spoon of cream on top of the steak for a creamy taste.