Gammon with parsley sauce


Gammon with parsley sauce is perhaps one of the Hairy Dieters’ least inspiring dishes from their six healthy eating cookbooks. It’s supposedly a low-fat take on a ‘classic dish’, although the only ‘classic’ gammon dish I’m familiar with involves a pineapple ring,  a fried egg and some chips on the side which naturally isn’t compatible with a trim waistline.

‘So why are you featuring this on your blog then?’. Hmm, fair point. Well, three reasons. I’ve got a new phone with a camera that actually works so I was eager to try it out. I picked up a pack of smoked gammon steaks that were on Tesco’s three for £10 meat offer, and I was pushed for time and wanted to have tea on the table inside 20 minutes on a busy week night.

If you like gammon, if you want to remain on track for your diet and want a meat-based alternative to chicken, pork or beef etc without having to faff about in the kitchen, then this ‘recipe’ does the job. I’m not overly convinced by what purpose the parsley sauce serves. It was ok, if a tad watery, so I probably could have done with adding some more cornflour to thicken it up.

If you’re sensible with your potato and vegetable accompaniment, this meal should come in at under 500 calories. Why not use the leftover parsley to have a crack at making Menemen for breakfast / brunch and the green beans for Smoked Trout Salad for lunch? You won’t be disappointed. I’ll provide some more creative recipes soon. Continue reading “Gammon with parsley sauce”