A small gammon joint provides excellent value, and teamed with this rich, creamy madeira and fresh tarragon sauce it makes an extra special meal – the ideal alternative to a roast.
Leave the ham in the cooking water until you're ready to carve, as this will keep it moist and tender. * Serve with baked jacket potatoes and a dish of green vegetables, such as peas and broccoli. * Make a soup with the leftover cooking liquid. If there is any ham left over, dice into small pieces and add to the soup with some canned haricot beans and frozen mixed vegetables. Cook gently for 5–10 minutes.