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    Gammon with lentils

    A dollop of parsley cream melts in to a sauce on this tasty gammon dish.

    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 20 minutes
    • Total time: 25 minutes 25 minutes

    Serves: 2


    • 10g unsalted butter
    • 1 large carrot, finely chopped
    • 2 leeks, trimmed, thinly sliced
    • 100ml vegetable stock
    • 400g can essential Waitrose lentils, drained, rinsed
    • 2 essential Waitrose smoked gammon steaks
    • 100g half fat crème fraîche
    • 10g Cooks’ Ingredients flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
    • 1 tsp essential Waitrose dijon mustard


    1. Melt the butter in a wide pan; add the carrot and leeks, season, cover with a lid and cook gently for 10 minutes until soft. Stir in the stock and lentils and bring to the boil. Simmer for 5 minutes to warm through.
    2. Meanwhile, preheat the grill to high. Snip the fat around the edge of the gammon steaks with scissors. Grill them on a rack for 8–10 minutes, turning once, until golden.
    3. Stir together the crème fraîche, parsley and mustard; season. Cut each steak in half and serve with the lentils. Top the gammon with a dollop of the parsley cream, which will melt a bit to make a tasty sauce.

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