Gammon and Pineapple Stir Fry

Gammon in a stir fry? Wonders never cease

I had some gammon leftover after making campfire stew and was scratching my head as to what to do with it. After doing some digging online, I stumbled across Gammon and Pineapple Stir Fry on the Diabetes UK website.

I wouldn’t associate gammon with a stir-fry, or being suitable for people with diabetes, but at only 174 calories per serving, and 6.4g of fat, 8.3g of sugars and 1.80g of salt, this fits the brief for a quick and healthy meal that is suitable for all. As for the taste, I loved it, mainly because I’m OCD about food waste and we had all of the ingredients to hand. On the other hand my wife was non-plussed, which I guess means we’re not having it again ;-).

Recipe: Gammon and Pineapple Stir Fry  

Calories: 174 per serving

Serves: 4

Book: Diabetes UK online

Prep time: Approx 15 mins

Cooking time: Approx 5 mins


  • 300g gammon steak ( all visible fat and rind removed)
  • 8 spring onions (finely sliced)
  • 1 red pepper (deseeded and sliced)
  • 115g chestnut mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 small can pineapple chunks in natural juice
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 225g beansprouts
  • Ground black pepper

Cost per portion: Approx £1.77


Cut the gammon into thin strips.

Heat a non-stick wok. Add the gammon and cook over a high heat for 2-3 minutes.

Add the sliced spring onions, pepper and mushrooms and cook for 1 minute.

Drain the pineapple juice into a bowl and mix with the vinegar and tomato purée.

Add the pineapple chunks and beansprouts to the wok and pour the sauce over them. Toss well and bring to the boil.

Serve straight from the pan.


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