I bought this in store so didn't have the benefit of reading the reviews, which would have warned me about the problems. This must be the most salty gammon I have ever eaten. The cooking instructions didn't recommend boiling prior to roasting, and so I just roasted it in the oven. Neither my husband nor I could eat the meat on our plate as although the meat was tender, the only flavour was salt. I should add that we don't add salt to any of our food during cooking, preferring to taste when we sit down at the table, and add salt and pepper if needed. We had been looking forward to having the left overs cold, but it all went in the bin with the meat on our plate. Tesco's really should be able to do better than this. If they can't find a gammon that isn't salty, at least change the cooking instructions on the label so that customers have the chance to boil it prior to cooking. We won't be buying this again.
Not up to the Finest branding
Very salty indeed and rather slimy. I love gammon and this just wasn’t nice. Even though I hate waste, it ended up in the bin
Not as lean as I would have expected
Not as lean as I would have expected for the price. It is a 'rolled' joint rather than a block of meat and there was a considerable amount of fat rolled through it. It tastes very nice once you have extracted the lean ham.
Should not have been 'finest'. Poor cut, visibly sinewy, like the narrow end of lamb shank.
This was no doubt the best gammon I have ever tasted. Absolutely delicious. I slow roasted it with honey and mustard rubbed over it, and used apple cider as the liquid. The meat was melt in the mouth tender, and I cannot wait to have it again.
Tasty and tender
I, too, am surprised at some of the negative reviews of this gammon. It was the most tasty, tender joint that we have ever had. Can't fault it in any way! I just boiled it, without pre-soaking, for two hours and it was delicious. Apart from the fat under the skin, there was no other fat to speak of either.
This is one of the best gammons I`ve ever had in many years of buying from all major supermarkets, and local butchers in Kent, Devon and Norfolk. The pieces I have bought have been much larger than this. Just check and try cooking times.
Do not buy
Poor quality for price. Very salty and tough even after long cooking in slow cooker.
Agree with earlier reviewer - this is far saltier than other gammons we've had in the past. I couldn't eat it.
I oven roasted in foil as I usually do. Unfortunately this piece was very chewy and not up to expectations!