- 2 gammon steaks
- 1 thumb of fresh ginger
- 1 red chilli
- 4 sprigs of thyme
- A gloss of oil and/or a knob of butter
- A few drizzles of honey
- 1 ripe mango
- Freshly ground pepper
- A good pinch of fresh parsley (optional)
1. Unwrap your gammon steaks. Get them up to room temperature.
2. Peel and finely chop your ginger. Finely chop the chilli. Pluck the leaves from your thyme.
3. Get a large frying pan smoking hot. Brush the gammon steaks with a little oil on both side. Press the steaks into the hot pan.
4. While they sizzle, cut the mango into wedges. Carve the peel off.
5. Scatter a pinch of ginger, chilli and thyme over the uncooked side of gammon. Flip once the side facing the pan is golden.
6. Repeat the spice and herb scatter with the cooked side. Drizzle a good gloss of honey over. Dust with a little pepper.
7. Remove from the pan once both sides are beautifully golden and the fat along the edge has crisped up. Pick up the steak with tongs and press the fat into the pan if needed, to help it cook.
8. Once you’ve removed the steaks, gloss the pan with a slick of oil or butter. Add your mango. Sizzle till nicely coloured on all sides, turning as needed.
9. Sprinkle a little ginger and chilli over. Pour in a little water if the bottom of the pan looks dry. Gloss with honey. Once the mango has a good bit of colour and a nice glaze, place it on top of the gammon steaks.
10. Finish with a scattering of parsley. Gorgeous with a salad made from crisp lettuce leaves and ripe avocado.