Blackcurrent Ham

Black Current Ham

4-6 servings

1 kg [2,2 lb] ham without rind
3 dl [0,6 pt] undeluted blackcurrant cordial
3 dl [0,6 pt] water
1 garlic clove
1 thick slice whole ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 parsley sprig


[1] Select a saucepan where the ham and meat thermometer fit exactly.

[2] Boil water, blackcurrant cordial, spices and salt.

[3] Insert a meat thermometer into the meat placing the tip in the middle of the thickest part of the meat.

[4] Put the ham into the saucepan, turn down the heat and let the ham zimmer at approximately 80° C / 175° F for about 1 hour. The meat is done when the thermometer shows 76° C / 170° F.

[5] Take up the ham and let it rest for about 15 min. cutting it into slices.


6 dl [1,3 pt] broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 dl [0,2 pt] water.
salt and pepper


[1] Strain the broth the ham was cooked in. Mix the cornstarch with a little water and stir it into the broth.

[2] Boil, stirring and season with salt and pepper.

Serve the ham with the sauce, boiled potatoes, snow peas, carrots and apple slices.