February 10, 2006

Lingonberry ham

My mother works part time in a school canteen (I can tell you, those pupils are lucky to eat her food!) and I got this recipe from her. It is a true crowd-pleaser, easy to make for many people since you just whack everything in the oven and very very tasty (hmm, that made me sound like Jamie Oliver.) My out-of-Sweden readers who would want to try this can find lingonberry jam in IKEA.

Lingonberry ham
Serves 4

500 grams ham, shredded
1 tbsp dark soy
150 ml cream (choose your own fat amount! I use what I have on hand)
pinch of salt
small pinch of ground white pepper
1 stock cube or 1/2 tbsp stock powder
100 ml lingonberry jam
2 teaspoons potato starch

Put the meat in an ovenproof dish. Add the soy and stir a bit.
Whisk the potato starch in the cream and add spice, stock and lingonberry jam. Pour it over the meat.
Cook in the lower part of the oven 200C/392F for about 40 minutes, cut a piece of meat to check it is cooked properly. Stir once or twice during the time in the oven. If the sauce seem to thicken too much add some water.
Serve with potatoes or rice and lots of steamed vegetables like carrots, cabbage or what you please.
This dish freezes very well so make a double or triple batch while you´re at it!


Steve said...

What sort of stock? Although Lingonberry jam is readily available here, I'm not sure I've ever seen ham stock.

Clivia said...

Sorry! Some kind of meat stock would be fine. I have never seen ham stock either.

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Kinna said...

The dish sounds intresting. I was just wondering what to do with all jam that we have made.

Pille said...

This sounds really interesting, thank you for sharing your mum's special recipe! I have a small jar of lingonberry jam in my fridge, but I've got plans for that already. I'll try to remember to pick up a jar next time I'm in IKEA!