Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Recipe - Grilled Coca Cola Gammon Steaks, Makeshift Slaw

I've rediscovered my cooking mojo! The past few weeks have been too exhausting for elaborate dinner so I have been cooking lots of eggs and even potato waffles. I've also been eating a lot of bread (and making some pretty great sandwiches) because I went shopping when hungry and bought a loaf, forgetting that I literally never eat bread (unless it's served to me). The good dinner on Friday really helped. It just got me all into cooking way too much food in the form of lots of little, summery dishes. And then I learnt that my housemate was having a dinner party which he would've have time to cook for. Perfect opportunity to make him let me cook! We made a spread. He made an insanely good beetroot salad, a potato salad and provided a selection of meats and cheese. I wanted mac and cheese, the sweet potato thing from Friday and gammon. Oh, I made the mint, tomato and cucumber salad that I'd tried on Friday as well. Anyway, we don't need repeats of previously attempted recipes so I'll just tell you about the gammon and a little makeshift slaw.

Grilled Coca Cola gammon steaks
1 can coca cola
2 tablespoon mustard
Black pepper
Gammon steaks

Marinade the steaks in the coca cola, pepper and mustard.
Place under a medium hot grill for 5 minutes on each side.

If I'd had the time, I would've made the marinade into a syrupy, sticky glaze. But I didn't so I didn't but whatever. Similarly, I would've bought a red cabbage for the slaw but I wasn't willing to pay £4 for an organic, out of season red cabbage.

Makeshift slaw
1 white cabbage, shredded
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 red apple, grated
1 green apple, grated
2 carrots, grated

2 tbsp coleslaw
1 tbsp natural yoghurt
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp mustard
Juice of one orange
2 tbsp white wine vinegar
Salt and pepper

Combine the vegetables. Mix the dressing. Combine the vegetables with the dressing.

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