Glazed Country Ham

Recipe: Glazed Country Ham

Glazed Country Ham

The Centerpiece for a Holiday Feast
  • Glazed Country Ham on a tray with roasted vegetables and pineapple crisps
  • Glazed Country Ham on a tray with roasted vegetables and pineapple crisps
  • Glazed Country Ham on a tray with roasted vegetables and pineapple crisps
The whole ham is a holiday staple, and for obvious reasons. It looks stunning on the dinner table and tastes absolutely delicious. Because it’s such a staple, plenty of ham recipes have become tired and predictable. But not this one. Our whole ham has a spicy, savory flavor profile that’ll bring new life to this classic feast centerpiece.

Glazed Country Ham
The Centerpiece for a Holiday Feast
  • Prep Time : 15 min.
  • Cook Time : 2 hrs.
  • Total Time : 2 hrs. 15 min.
  • Serves 10-15

Ingredients

    • For Pineapple Glaze
    • 3 cups pineapple juice
    • 1 bunch cilantro
    • 3 tsp oregano
    • 1 head of garlic, cut in half
    • 2 shallots
    • 1 cup and 1 tbsp sugar
    • 1/2 cup honey
    • 1 small can of chipotles in adobo (optional)
    • 1 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1 tsp coriander seeds
    • 1 lime
    • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Remove country ham from its packaging. Place the ham in a container large enough to cover the entire ham. Fill the container with cold water and place in the refrigerator for 48 hours. Change the water twice a day.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°. Cut a cross-hatched pattern into the top of the ham. Shape tin foil into a bowl shape, large enough to completely surround the ham, using several sheets if necessary. Pour the chicken stock into the tin foil, then place the ham into the foil and wrap tightly. Bake in a casserole or deep baking dish until warmed through, about an hour and a half.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Place all ingredients into a large pan and cook on high heat until the liquid has reduced by ¾, until it is thick and syrupy. Strain the glaze.
  4. Once the ham is heated through, uncover it and turn the heat up to 425°. Begin painting the glaze on. Repeat this process two to three times, every 8 minutes or so, until a lacquer begins to form, being careful not to burn the glaze.
  5. Once a lacquer has formed, remove the ham from the oven and place a clove into the middle of each cross-hatch. Garnish with the pineapple chips and any roasted vegetable you’d like.

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