Gammon Steaks with Stilton Sauce

 Serves:  4;  Prep:  5 minutes;  Cook:  25 minutes;  Cals per portion:  607

A creamy, tangy sauce complements succulent gammon steaks

Ingredients:  1 oz /25g butter; 4 x 6oz / 175g gammon steaks; 2 red eating apples; 1 tbsp/15ml demerara sugar; 1 tbsp/15ml fresh sage; salt and black pepper; 1oz/25g butter; 1/2 oz/15g plain flour; 1/2pt/300ml dry cider; 4oz/125g stilton cheese, crumbled; 4 tbsp/60ml single cream; extra sage to garnish

  • Melt the butter and fry the steaks for 5 minutes on each side.  Remove from the pan, cover and keep warm. Slice the apples.  Add to the pan and fry for 2 minutes.  Sprinkle with the sugar and chopped sage.  Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Return the gammon to the pan.  Season and cook over a gentle heat for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter and stir in the flour.  Gradually add the cider and simmer for 5 minutes.  Add the Stilton and stir until melted.  Then add the cream and heat without boiling.
  • Serve the steaks and sauce garnished with sage.
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