Perfect Roast Ham with Marmalade Glaze | Jamie Oliver

Hi guys! Hope you’re well. So I am gonna hold
your hand through preparing, making and roasting the most amazing Christmas
roast ham with black pepper marmalade – which is a classic. It’s delicious. So
what we have here is a four, four and a half kilo chunk of gammon. This is
already been salted but it’s not cooked. So what we do is we put it in a massive
pot, let it sit in that water for maybe an hour or two, get rid of that water. That’s not cooked, right, so we need to poach that. Put it on a heat with some
root vegetables, carrots, celery – you can put garlic in there if you want, a little
bouquet garni or a mixture of herbs. I’ve got some orange zest in mine, peppercorns,
and we’ll slowly poach that for an hour and a half. Now I’ve done that so what we
have here now is the skin attached to the fat. So I’ll remove the string like
that and then I need to just pull them out like this. Now what we’re gonna try
and do is keep as much as the fat on this as possible. We’re now just gonna take a little pride in removing the skin but also evening
out the fat so it’s basically about that much all the way around. So we’ve trimmed
that skin off, now I want to use the knife to lightly score the fat, and what
that’s gonna do is two things- it’s gonna give you this kind of texture that
allows the oven to render the fat quicker and go crispier, and once you’ve
gone across the whole ham then simply turn it across the other way and we’ll
go in at crisscross. It’s really easy, it’s really fun. Don’t spend hours and
hours doing this, you’ve got way too much to do at this time of year. So now I’m
gonna put this in the oven for about 20 minutes, just to get the fat going and
sizzling, right. So the oven is at 170 degrees Celsius, which is 325
Fahrenheit, and then I’ll come back and I’ll show you what to do next. Okay
lovely people, so it’s had 20 minutes and in that 20 minutes it’s just enough time
to get a sizzle on. We’re gonna take a little spoon out, you can angle the tray
a little bit, so we’ve already got juices coming out and we can start the basting
process. What we’ve done is just open up this texture to receive flavour. Now, you
can see I’m dusting this quite generously with black pepper and I like
that kick. Salt is already in this story so we don’t need to go anywhere near
salt. So on the marmalade, to get that on the top and the heat will
just start to naturally melt it anyway. So as time goes on, it gets thicker and
thicker until it can’t run off anymore and that is when you achieve perfection. You can see now can’t you, that by creating those little criss crosses it’s
clinging on. Black pepper and marmalade, an amazing combination with that
beautiful ham. Look at that! So this goes in the oven
now for an hour and it’s going to go back in at 170 degrees Celsius, 325
Fahrenheit, and that temperature is a good one because it’s not too hot, it’s
not too cool, and over that hour it’s slowly gonna caramelise and kind of get
tighter and thicker and stick to it more and keep glazing it until it is a thing
of beauty. Right, back in the oven, Okay, so this bad boy’s been going for
about half an hour, let’s have a look. Come on! Look at that! Let’s get basting. You get some of those juices going with a spoon by all means. What I’ve done is get a load of rosemary and tie it up and create a rosemary
brush. Now you might think I’m mad but I’m gonna use the rosemary brush to not
only input flavour but also pick up that lovely marmalade and put it back on
the ham. It smells amazing. Oh my lord! Back in you go, another 20
minutes to go. So that beautiful ham has had a lot of
love, care and attention. It’s been poached and it’s been roasted and glazed. Here we are. Oh my lord, look! Look at that! Guys, look at it! Absolutely stunning! Shining, salty, sweet gorgeousness. So
let’s get this onto a board. Now while that is still warm, just put the last
remnants of that amazing marmalade on top. As it cools down, it will kind of
firm up. I want you to go back to your black pepper and, trust me, a beautiful
dusting is going to make a massive difference. It’s gonna be so good. Guys
look at that! Come on! That’s what we wanted – juicy, juicy inside and that
gnarly caramelised golden outside. And no matter how you serve that – whether
it’s with a big old buffet, salads, cheese’s, breads, or with some mashed potato or fried egg or
some bubble and squeak – that my friends is one hell of a beautiful Christmas
roast ham. Enjoy.

100 comments on “Perfect Roast Ham with Marmalade Glaze | Jamie Oliver”

  1. Douglas Bolton says:

    This is awesome recipe ow the lunch menu coming along there has not been any public updates school lunches and fan of your gourmet cooking with Jamie Oliver sries

  2. SGfitnessfoods says:

    not bad

  3. Gold Dragon says:

    no need to brine Chef?

  4. eduardo rivas says:

    Hi Mr Oliver. I like so much your videos. I love cooking and I would like to be an Star Chef like you. I wish you all of Good Things

  5. Carlo Cordova says:

    Black pepper and marmalade. U make it sound like its really good together lol

  6. ApexLegendsDE says:

    i miss liters of olive oil 😂

  7. Michael Scott says:

    1:37 "For you American knobs watching what can't be bothered to join the rest of the world."

  8. 박지현비 says:

    제이미 제이미 제이미 제이미 제이미제이미

  9. good man says:

    Street dogs food

  10. shawn daniel says:

    Yeahhehh boiii

  11. Vatsala Sharma says:

    Jamie sir i am your big fan and i love your video

  12. SuperPussyFinger says:

    What ever happened to this guy as a diet guru?



  14. Tom DeHaven says:

    Probly poaching it makes it more juicier. Did you put root vegetables and spices in the water?

  15. Dung Tran says:

    James Oliver and Gorden Ramsay. Who is the best ?

  16. Mrs Sadie Adler says:

    Omg it looks amazing I will be watching yr videos this Christmas for more ideas 😁😁😁😁😁😁

  17. Victor Duta says:

    Te-ai cam îngrășat !

  18. Izky says:

    i hope you die because you just made me hungry

  19. Apri Yodi says:

    Heaven from foods yummy

  20. Zoe Rickard says:

    That's a truly bad hair dye attempt.

  21. kim breed says:

    Elon musk

  22. TheFrenchWerewolf FrW says:

    Waiting for vegans,
    hear them cry for the meat,
    tell them how great will be ur xmas with meat,
    Hear them cry louder

  23. Rasikka Rasikka says:

    I like to mach you cook..i love you jamie…..

  24. Meenu Menaka says:

    Ultimate ji, I'm loving it 👌👍

  25. Mohin Diab says:

    Looking Delicious👌

  26. kinga Nowak says:

    Pyszne 🤣

  27. Jamie Oliver says:

    Subscribe to PewDiePie

  28. faszinierender stadtplan says:

    “The problem is that humans have victimized animals to such a degree that they are not even considered victims. They are not even considered at all. They are nothing; they don’t count; they don’t matter. They are commodities like TV sets and cell phones. We have actually turned animals into inanimate objects – sandwiches and shoes.” Gary Yourofsky

  29. Ezinwa Pat-Ekeji says:

    Oh Jamie, Jamie, Jamie, am I allowed to say I love you? I just got your Jamie Oliver 5 ingredient Quick and Easy food cook book and I am so excited to make the dishes for my family. Thank you for blessing us with your talent. xoxo

  30. Maria Campus says:

    Traduzione in italiano prego!

  31. MARILYN MARVIN says:

    Oh my that ham looks so Gooooood!😋

  32. Kathphlox says:

    You discarded the stock you boiled the ham in??? I make fabulous pea and ham soup out of it. But, I must admit, the ham looks incredible.

  33. Bella Ferman says:

    Can any body please tell me what type of ham would this be in the USA? Many thanks for your suggestions! Peace!

  34. Евгенъ Род Сухына says:

    Смачно звучит))

  35. Samruay Sornlard says:

    Look yummy

  36. Bucur Ion Niculae says:


  37. โยธกานต์ พงษ์สวัสดิ์ says:

    What are you cooking.

  38. mothman1967 says:

    Marmalade glaze? How about honey on ham? Then there is the old standard: pineapple. Personally, I never understood why anyway would take a perfectly good ham and try to turn it into a dessert. Makes as much sense as prime rib with chocolate frosting…

  39. Sumathi K says:

    Super I love you

  40. Rose Akane says:

    I never get satisfied with food channels like I do here. Oh My God simply as I can express my self. But there is a question if I could ever substitute the Pig's meat with beef or Lam.

  41. เชอร์ริ้ง ติ๊กต็อก says:

    Wow , that looks great

  42. Bm S says:

    We're Muslims, not eating ham

  43. aquamarine ca says:

    Where can i find the exact recipe and the kund of ham used please

  44. Jack says:

    How do you salt the joint at the start?

  45. Guru Sandirasegaram says:

    Ramadan special too Rost ham.
    I like any type of ham bacon 🥓 Black Forest ham picnic ham .

  46. You Tube says:


  47. ChiaYing Huang says:


  48. Taylor Ferrie says:

    Jamie just get rid of your sugar tax ye male appendige leave ma iron bru alone ya we tadger

  49. Giang Ho says:

    Lau roi moi xem chuong trinh của than tuong ma dao nay beo qua

  50. Александр Полевой says:

    Не очень люблю сладкое мясо.

  51. でんおか says:


  52. I love Boxing says:

    Я язык свой чуть не съел

  53. GodBlessYou2008 says:

    I thought Elon Musk changed his job

  54. persian tv says:

    wow wonderful and great ham ever i saw
    this is really nice cook
    thanks to share this

  55. Baruch Krishna says:

    Dis gus ting

  56. tashin asa says:

    I want it…

  57. 양희정 says:

    can we write english

  58. narasimha Bhavani says:


  59. Pimpoyo Aguilera says:

    Please subtitles in spanish🙏🙏also in Mexico wee see your recipes😉, thank you.🙋

  60. Léopol VIRRION says:

    You can learn to speak English !!!

  61. cheung ching Yuen says:


  62. Aussie Curry says:


  63. D D says:

    Simplicity at it's finest. Delicious!

  64. 殇不患 says:


  65. David Schilling says:

    is there another good alternative to marmalade?

  66. adele whelan says:

    Love ya Jamie but stop dying your hair.

  67. Randhir Hothi says:

    So do you sit it in water for an hour and THEN poach it for another hour, or just poach it roast it?

  68. Mary Magness says:

    That ham looks amazing!!! Thank you for all of your videos & recipes.We LOVE your show! Merry Christmas to you and your family, from my family in Washington State.

  69. piss waelah says:

    i like your kitchen 🙂

  70. BookLoverFilmoholic says:

    Can i do this with beef??
    My family bought a chunk of 2.5kg beef!!
    And this technique & flavors sounds amazing!!!!

  71. ouo says:

    I'm so freaking hungry

  72. Chewie316 says:

    Happy Christmas, Jamie!

  73. Azekiel Jude Magno says:

    3:40 When you’re going down her arse after she takes a bath

  74. Lord_DeathSlayer says:

    Will the marmalade still have that unpleasant, bitter, pithy taste after it's caramelized?

  75. nikoli barashnikov says:

    someone, somewhere a school kid is starving cos they aint got jamies prices for a salad.

  76. Jonah Ford says:

    I was so excited to try this method this year, then I accidentally bought a spiral ham instead (I didn't look closely enough at the tag… 😢). Do you think this method would still work with a spiral ham?? If not, what tweaks could I make?

  77. Thang Laka says:

    this guy is not true Christian. Yeshua didn't eat pork

  78. RemKey10 _YT says:

    Can u cook something for me plz

  79. Leah Williams says:

    My favourite master chef ❤️ Thanks for a gorgeous baked ham recipe – we will be doing this for Xmas… Christmas at the beach for us here in Australia. Merry Christmas to you and your family Jamie and an amazing new year xx
    Merry Christmas to all of you watching this 😊

  80. Ricky Faulkner says:

    I've got a Tesco finest in soak now . But has has been scored so does it still have the skin on it ???
    It's 2.500kg how long do I boil it b4 cooking

  81. Chloe Conlon says:

    When I first saw the recipe I thought that pepper and marmalade doesn't match.. I just cooked the ham. It's absolutely amazing! So easy to make! Looks and tastes divine! The best ham I've ever made. Thanks Jamie😉

  82. Wioletta Mędrzycka says:

    I just cooked the ham! Absolutely amazing! I don't like marmalade but with ham it tasted incredible! The best recipe ever!


    I'm cooking it right now! Very excited!

  84. Alfonso Lopez Ramos says:

    Well jamie I'm going to make this recipe but with blueberry jam because I did not find orange marmalade, I hope it tastes good 🙂 happy holidays for everyone and jamie thanks for your recipes, I have your books but I prefer to watch the videos.

  85. Wendell says:

    That Rosemary brush at the end. Mmmm. Goodness.

  86. Ausra Sveikauskaite says:

    I did it! It’s so amazing 😉 all my family couldn’t say any word just mmmmmmmmmm 👌🏻👍🏻😊

  87. nawal farah says:

    Hello Jamie I'm from Morocco you doing good dishes but here in Morocco our food is yummy and for me the best in all the world know the morocan kitchen I'm sure you loved it I'm housewife but I have a lot idea about the kitchen of mideterranea and special morocan and frensh excuse me

  88. nawal farah says:

    Hello Jamie I'm from Morocco you doing good dishes but here in Morocco our food is yummy and for me the best in all the world know the morocan kitchen I'm sure you loved it I'm housewife but I have a lot idea about the kitchen of mideterranea and special morocan and frensh excuse me

  89. Michael Davis says:

    Great Video Jamie! Slight correction for the temperature… The 170 C temperature you mentioned is actually 338 F… So only 13 Degrees over not that much!

    Just thought I would let you know, Also Thank you for using both measurement systems, Love Your Video By The Way =D

  90. Thomas Rogozik says:

    So simple and so … delicious. Jamie from now on it's my one of the no1 for Christmas. You are my master Yoda 😁

  91. wakawakaqueen says:

    Is this recipe in a book?

  92. Marian Jacobs says:

    Christmas has been and gone I am now left with 1/2 a ham and as I am on my own there is no way I can eat it all, can you tell me the best way to freeze ham so I can enjoy it during the coming year. many thanks

  93. stephen turner says:

    Cockney wanker

  94. destiny's child says:

    Hi Jamie… I am an Indian.. We dnt really get ham here.. Especially such cuts of ham.. But I love d way u have cooked.. Looks tempting enuf to dream bot it.. As they say, food brings us together, sometime in my life I hope I Wil get ham n make ur recipe..

  95. Jay Matane says:

    You mate are an absolute legend! I am using this recipe from now on.. Love it!!

  96. Dejan's recipes says:

    The roast ham its just perfect !

  97. fantasia243645 says:

    If you don't show the beginning steps (salted & poaching) of how to cook the gammon then how did you hold our hands?

  98. EASYTIGER10 says:

    It's June now, but I don't care, I'm cooking this tomorrow 🙂

  99. dapjpshha says:

    Marmalade + Brits + Hams = Paddington

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