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Family Gammon with Red Cabbage.

Gammon and Braised Red Cabbage Recipe

This recipe for Roast Gammon and braised Red Cabbage is delicious and very simple to prepare. I usually make it ahead and keep warm for when required. Perfect for Sunday Lunch.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Universal
Keyword Gammon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 461 kcal


  • 1 medium Red Cabbage stalk removed and chopped into strips
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 3 heaped tbsps soft brown sugar
  • 2 medium sharpish apples peeled and cut into half moons about 1 cm thick
  • 5 tbsp butter
  • 2 medium red onions cut into half moons about 0.5 cm thick.
  • 2.5 kg Gammon Joint Smoked or UnSmoked
  • salt and pepper to season


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4

  2. Place the Gammon in a roasting tray and cover with foil. Cooking times are 30 minutes per 500g plus 30 mins- so for my joint of 2.642 g cooking time is 3 hrs and 5 mins at 180 centigrade. Half an hour before the gammon is ready remove the foil.

  3. Melt the butter and add all the  red cabbage ingredients to a very large saucepan and stir well. simmer gently for five mins. The cabbage will wilt down a lot if that's the right word for cabbage.

  4. Cover and simmer gently for 30 mins or so until the cabbage becomes soft and tender.
  5. Taste for seasoning. I like to add a generous amount of black pepper.

Recipe Notes

When cooked I remove and keep warm with double tin foil and to rest for 30 minutes.

If you wish to glaze the Gammon then remove from the oven 30 mins before the cooking time is up and using a cloth to protect your hands, carefully pull back the top layer of fat and skin and remove it to one side. Criss cross the remaining fat with a sharp knife. Spread 2 tbsps of French Mustard over the fat and then sprinkle with Demerara Sugar. Pop back in the oven for the remaining 30 minutes.

The internal temperature that the gammon needs to reach is 71 C.

Nutrition Facts
Gammon and Braised Red Cabbage Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 3996mg174%
Potassium 1400mg40%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 63g126%
Vitamin A 1195IU24%
Vitamin C 164.8mg200%
Calcium 69mg7%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.