Gammon with Parsley Sauce
Delicious gammon steaks with a tasty parsley sauce – perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal.
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This Gammon with Parsley Sauce is a classic dish that takes hardly any time to prepare. It’s super satisfying and perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal.
If you’ve never had Gammon with Parsley Sauce before then trust us, it’s the perfect combo! The thick, creamy sauce is packed full of flavour and works really well when paired with the slightly salty gammon steaks. Using semi-skimmed milk and removing the fat and rind from the gammon steaks helps to keep the calories down without compromising on any of the tasty flavours.
Serve with steamed veg, mashed potatoes or your favourite accompaniment for a really quick and filling meal that’s big on flavour – it’s sure to become a family favourite!
What diets is this Gammon with Parsley Sauce suitable for?
This Gammon with Parsley Sauce recipe is suitable for gluten free diets.
Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
Do you need any special ingredients to make this Gammon with Parsley Sauce?
This recipe couldn’t be simpler – no special ingredients required!
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How many calories are in this Gammon with Parsley Sauce?
There are 272 calories per portion in this Gammon with Parsley Sauce, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.
This Gammon with Parsley Sauce is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
Mix together the mustard powder, garlic granules and black pepper.
Sprinkle the mixture over both sides of the gammon steaks and set aside.
Place the milk, reduced fat spread, nutmeg and bayleaf in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat, until the spread has melted.
Mix the cornflour with the water and blend until smooth.
Bring the milk to the boil and pour in the cornflour mixture, whisking or stirring well. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes until thickened.
Season with black pepper to taste and stir in the parsley.
Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
Fry the gammon for 5 – 6 minutes, or according to packet instructions, turning once, until thoroughly cooked through.
Transfer the gammon steaks to serving plates and pour the sauce over.
Garnish with a sprig of parsley.
What could I serve with this Gammon with Parsley Sauce?
This Gammon with Parsley Sauce is delicious when served with some steamed vegetables, or any of the following:
How do you know when this Gammon with Parsley Sauce is cooked?
You’ll need to cook your sauce for 4 – 5 minutes until it’s thickened.
Cook your gammon steaks according to the packet instructions – usually around 5 – 6 minutes.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
Could you cook this Gammon with Parsley Sauce in any other way?
We’ve cooked our parsley sauce on the hob, but you could also heat it in the microwave for around 2 – 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
How long can you keep this Gammon with Parsley Sauce in the fridge?
This recipe is best served fresh – it takes no time at all to make!
Can I freeze this Gammon with Parsley Sauce?
We don’t recommend freezing the gammon, however if you have leftover sauce, you can freeze it as soon as possible after cooking. Defrost in the refrigerator and reheat in the microwave for 2-4 minutes until piping hot, stirring halfway through. Give a good whisk before serving!
How do I reheat this Gammon with Parsley Sauce?
This whole dish is best served fresh and we wouldn’t recommend reheating it, although leftover sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days and reheated as above.
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Gammon with Parsley Sauce
Delicious gammon steaks with a tasty parsley sauce - perfect for a quick and easy midweek meal.
- KCals 272
- Carbs 14G
- Mix together the mustard powder, garlic granules and black pepper.
- Sprinkle the mixture over both sides of the gammon steaks and set aside.
- Place the milk, reduced fat spread, nutmeg and bayleaf in a small saucepan and heat over a low heat, until the spread has melted.
- Mix the cornflour with the water and blend until smooth.
- Bring the milk to the boil and pour in the cornflour mixture, whisking or stirring well. Cook for 4 - 5 minutes until thickened.
- Season with black pepper to taste and stir in the parsley.
- Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium heat.
- Fry the gammon for 5 - 6 minutes, or according to packet instructions, turning once, until thoroughly cooked through.
- Transfer the gammon steaks to serving plates and pour the sauce over.
- Garnish with a sprig of parsley.
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Nicola HamerWednesday 16th November 2022
What size/weight Gammon steaks have you used to get the calories as 272 per portion?
SharonThursday 24th November 2022
Hi Nicola, we used small gammon steaks that weighed approximately 125g each in this recipe. Hope this helps!
Carmela PiscioneSunday 29th August 2021
what can you use instead of fat spread
HollyTuesday 31st August 2021
Hey Carmela, you could swap the reduced fat spread for butter or a full fat version. Hope that helps!
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