Ham (Ireland)

( 4 people)

2 kg Ham (back leg of pig)

Soak in water 12 hours, replace water repeatedly (to get rid of excess salt).
Boil 1.5 hours with 6 black peppercorns, 2 whole carrot, whole onion, wine glass of cider vinegar 6 cloves, 3 tablespoons of brown sugar.
Put in roasting tin, peal off rind (leaving fat behind). Cut crosses into the fat 2cm apart, stick clove into each diamond.
Honey glaze - 2 level tablespoons of mustard powder, 1 tablespoon of Irish whiskey, 4 tablespoons of honey. Mix into a paste - pour over ham.

Preheat oven to 220C (gas mark 7), cook for 15-20 minutes, careful not to dry it out.

Uncured, raw ham… marinate

Peel the zest from the lemon with a vegetable peeler, avoiding the white pith. Put the zest, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, 1 Tbs. salt, and 1 tsp. pepper in a food processor and pulse to a coarse paste. Rub this mixture all over the ham. Cover the pan tightly with foil and refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours 1) In oven @175°C for 5hours for 5kg ham - covered with tin foil. Last half hour uncovered with glaze

(For 12lb turkey, same as for chicken except for sausage meat)
4 Ozs of butter
2 onions
3 tablespoons of dried parsley
1 tablespoons of mixed herbs
(1 teaspoon of dried Thyme, optional)
8 Ozs of breadcrumbs
1 lb of sausage meat
2 eggs
(2 tablespoons of sherry)

Melt butter in a saucepan, add onions cook gently until soft, but before they brown. Add herbs and breadcrumbs and stir in. Add salt and pepper and allow to cool. Put sausage meat in a bowl add the cooked mixture, beaten eggs and sherry and mix well until the stuffing becomes ?.

Mai O'Brien

Goose - 2011

Cabbage - 2:00 - 3.00

Ham - started at 1:40 + 1.5 hours — 3:10

Goose 2:05 - 2:15 @ 240°C 2:15 - 3:45 @ 190°C (90mins – 21mins /kg) 30 mins to stand at the end.


Beef: After cooking - pour off fat, leave the stock and juice. Add half a beef stock cube, heaped teaspoon of bisto (gravy powder to thicken - or cornflower).

Mai O'Brien

Coriander Pork (Sri Lanka)

2 tsp brown mustard seeds
1/4 tsp whole peppercorns
3 tbsp whole coriander seeds
1 clove

in a spice grinder.

1 onion
1cm piece of ginger
3 medium cloves garlic
30g fresh coriander
1 fresh chillies

along with 5 tbsp of water until you have a smooth puree.

1 stick cinnamon
2 cardamom pods
1 tsp dried curry leaves, crushed
(5cm fresh or frozen pandanus leaf)

into a pan with hot vegetable oil, add
450g stewing pork, cut into pieces
after 5 seconds. When is meat is browned, add the spice mixture and after a minute add the mixture from the blender. After another minute, add

1/4 tsp turmeric
1 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt

and simmer for 60-80 minutes, until the meat is tender, stirring only once or twice.
Then add
1 can coconut milk
and heat through.

The Book of Jaffrey's, 1, 70.

Savoury Pork

Sea salt
1 tbl spoon fresh Rosemary
1/2 tbl spoon fennel seeds
5 clove garlic
8 tbl spoon balsamic vinegar
4 bay leaves
2 tbl spoon Olive Oil

Cut slices into the pork and rub the salt and herbs into the meat. Marinate in all the ingredients.

eat/meat/pork.txt · Last modified: 2018/06/10 21:03 (external edit)
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