Food

Glazed Ham

December 14, 2016

Use this master recipe as the starting point and add your choice from the glazes that follow.

Ingredients

  • 1 leg ham (about 7kg)

Chipotle, lime and pineapple glaze

  • Combine chopped flesh of ½ pineapple with the juice of 2 limes, 180gm crushed light palm sugar and 2 jarred chipotle chillies in a blender. Pound 1 cup coriander and sea salt in a mortar and pestle, then add to pineapple mixture to taste. Baste ham as it roasts.

Spiced marmalade glaze

  • Process 250ml freshly squeezed orange juice, 120gm marmalade, 100ml golden rum, 2 tbsp coarsely chopped thyme, 1 golden shallot, 1 garlic clove, 1 fresh bay leaf and 1 habanero chilli in a food processor until very smooth, then season to taste. Place ham in a roasting pan and baste with glaze every 20 minutes.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Follow the instructions to make your choice of glaze and set aside.
  2. Peel back skin from the ham, being careful not to tear the fat. Use a sharp knife to score around the shank, then detach the skin and reserve (use it to cover leftover ham to help prevent it from drying out).
  3. Score the fat (not the flesh) evenly with a small sharp knife, maintaining an even depth all over. You can either score in a crisscross pattern to form diamonds or in parallel lines.
  4. Place ham in a large roasting pan with a cup of water, then follow glazing and basting instructions, and bake until sticky, golden and warmed through (1-1½ hours). Rest for 30 minutes before carving.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply