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Pineapple & Gammon Steak

Juice:

Pineapple

Paired Dish:

Chargrilled gammon steak, Chips and fried eggs, Mustard Watercress

Ingredients

  • 4 gammon steaks
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 portions of chips
  • 1 bag of watercress
  • Mustard vinaigrette

Recipe

  1. Char grill or griddle 4 gammon steaks.
  2. Fry 8 eggs off over a low heat with a knob of butter until the egg whites are firm and the egg yolks are still runny.
  3. Arrange a gammon steak on each plate and top with 2 eggs each.
  4. Place the chips on each plate and garnish with the dressed watercress.

Reasons for Pairing:

  • Pineapple and gammon are traditional bed fellows, with the two being a staple of 70s cooking as well of being paired together on Hawaiian pizzas.
  • The sweetness of the pineapple helps cut the saltiness of the gammon steak, similar to adding lemon juice if a dish is too salty or like in a tequila slammer.
  • Pork is a fatty meat so the acid in pineapple helps the stomach digest the meat more easily, just like the pairing of apple juice with pork or mint sauce with lamb.