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Ham shanks
Sat 20-Feb-10
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Shereen
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I went to my lovely, lovely butcher[1] at the market yesterday. As well as all the usual chicken, beef, pork, award-winning bacon and award-winning sausages, I bought 2 small ham shanks. Or I suppose gammon shanks, since they were the end cuts off the legs the butcher turned into gammon.

I usually boil/bake these just like mini gammons, but I've a hankering this time to do something oriental with them. Sweet/spicy/sticky and served with rice and veg. Does anyone have any hints how I cold go about this?

I've been thinking about the homemade spicy plum sauce I have in the freezer, but that will only flavour in the bake stage of things. What could I do to get these really orientaled up?

 

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[1] Greenmount Meats from Co. Armagh

Sat 20-Feb-10
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Shereen - I have a barbecued Spare Rib recipe which we love - maybe can be accommodated(?):

Barbecued Spare Ribs

3 lbs spare ribs  (1 - 1½ kgs)

1 tspn salt

2 tblspns soy sauce

1 tbspn sugar

3 tbspns tomato ketchup

2 tbspns honey

1 cup of chicken stock (plus extra to dilute if necessary)

Set oven at 375ºF; Mk 5 gas; 190ºC.

Mix salt, soy sauce, sugar, ketchup, honey and stock well together and soak the spare ribs in this marinade for 1 hour minimum.

Life them out of the marinade and put on a grid in a roasting tin holding a little water to prevent smoking.

Roast in pre-set oven for about 1¼ hours, turning the spare ribs from time to time.

Put cooked spare ribs on serving dish.

Dilute marinade with a little extra stock, boil up and pour over meat.

Serve hot. 

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Sat 20-Feb-10
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Thanks Brightspark. That reads as a very tasty recipe. I'm very impressed with the tip about putting water in the roasting tin to prevent smoking oo. I can see me using that when I'm doing a honey baked gammon as well! Ta.

Sat 20-Feb-10
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That sounds really yumm, BS. I love sticky sweet oriental-ish ribs.

Shereen, you might consider this recipe for gammon, maybe not for the joint that you bought bit it's brilliant for a standard, cheap, gammon. One to bear in mind for the future. I love it.

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Sun 21-Feb-10
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BS, I love the way you manage to come up with a recipe in minutes of someone asking!WellDone

I'll try that again!

Mon 22-Feb-10
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Thanks TA - you're such a good friend Big_Hug

I'm thinking of doing a Basic Food Hygiene on-line course. I'm always cooking for charity events, etc.

Today I took a traybake chocolate and sultana cake, smothered in a chocolate fudge cream in to school - as I thought they might need a pick-me-up for the first day back from half-term - and it was snowing!

In the summer, I will be running a cake stall for a massive event, and I would like to be able to price things, but I have been told that without the Hygiene certificate, all the foods cannot be priced, and we can only ask for donations.

The minutae of laws sometimes baffle me - the WI have been doing wonderful cooking and charity fundraising for years without a single incident, and now they have to abide by this strange decision.

Rant over!Smile

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Mon 22-Feb-10
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Danny said:

That sounds really yumm, BS. I love sticky sweet oriental-ish ribs.

Shereen, you might consider this recipe for gammon, maybe not for the joint that you bought bit it's brilliant for a standard, cheap, gammon. One to bear in mind for the future. I love it.


Oh, Danny, that does look tempting!

(Need a mmmmmm icon!)

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Perhaps .........

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Neat one BS.  Talk to Danny would you please?Whistle

I'll try that again!

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brightspark said:

Thanks TA – you're such a good friend Big_Hug

I'm thinking of doing a Basic Food Hygiene on-line course. I'm always cooking for charity events, etc.

Today I took a traybake chocolate and sultana cake, smothered in a chocolate fudge cream in to school – as I thought they might need a pick-me-up for the first day back from half-term – and it was snowing!

In the summer, I will be running a cake stall for a massive event, and I would like to be able to price things, but I have been told that without the Hygiene certificate, all the foods cannot be priced, and we can only ask for donations.

The minutae of laws sometimes baffle me – the WI have been doing wonderful cooking and charity fundraising for years without a single incident, and now they have to abide by this strange decision.

Rant over!Smile

BS I didn't know you could do a food hygiene course on-line.  Can you give me details please.  I would be really interested too.  Big_Hug

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Oh I mucked that post up.  My post is in the quote.  Don't ask, it's been a busy day.  Hope you all can understand it

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No worries, Danast. Wink

Fiona did the basic Food Hygiene course online. If nobody else has posted up the link I will ask her to do it tomorrow.

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Danast - try this:

http://www.food-certificate.co.uk/

Hope it works!Smile

For £25, it's probably worth giving it a go (and, if I read it right, you can keep trying till you pass it - at no extra charge - there must be a mistake here !!!!!!!!! Big_Laugh

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Toffeeapple said:Neat one BS.  Talk to Danny would you please?Whistle


Why, TA, am I in big big trouble?????

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Daft ha'porth!Big_Laugh If you were in trouble Danny would have to speak to you!

I'll try that again!

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