There is something very comforting about a glazed ham any time of the year. We always associate it with Christmas, but why not try it on St Patrick’s Day? The ham fillet is a very lean cut and is a great one to serve hot or cold. It’s perfect if you’ve got a crowd to feed for the weekend’s celebration, as you can use the leftovers for lunch or as part of a breakfast.

Hasselback potatoes are a Swedish idea and they look great with the ham. The potatoes are cut in half and sliced, and sunflower oil gives a lovely crispness. They really are impressive to look at.