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Spicy Ginger Glazed Baked Ham

Spicy Ginger Glazed Baked Ham

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Baked ham is absolutely delicious served with champ but on very special occasions such as Christmas we want to go that extra mile. This recipe whilst sounding a lot of work, believe me, it’s dead easy and the flavour compliments turkey perfectly. Equally good served hot or cold. Recipe courtesy of Sian’s Plan

Prep time: 10 minutes 
Cook time: 125 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 kg Ham (rump)
  • 2 litre Ginger ale
  • 1 Onion (Cut in half, left unpeeled)
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 8 Peppercorns
  • 20 Whole Cloves
  • 2 tblsp Mustard
  • 2 tblsp Honey
  • 0.5 tsp Cloves (ground)

Method

  1. Set oven temperature to 325ºF - 160ºC - Gas Mark 3 - Moderate
  2. Soak ham overnight in cold water in a large pot to draw out salt. Before boiling, drain and discard water.
  3. Place ham in a large saucepan. Cover with ginger ale. Add water to cover the ham.
  4. Add to the pan, bay leaves, onion and peppercorns. Bring to boil and simmer for 1 hr and 30 minutes.
  5. Drain and remove the ham from the pot. Pre heat the oven to 300F/150C/Gas mark 2.
  6. Cut off the skin leaving a thin layer of fat. Using a sharp vegetable knife, criss cross the surface.
  7. Gently place a clove at each criss cross.
  8. Whisk all the rest of the ingredients together in a pan over low heat. Boil for a few minutes to reduce and thicken the syrup.
  9. Place the ham in a roasting tin, and brush or pour on the glaze.
  10. Cook for 25 - 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked.
  11. Baste 3 or 4 times during cooking.
  12. Remove from the oven and rest for 10 minutes before carving.
  13. Tip: Reduce the water in the saucepan to enhance the flavour by boiling for 10 - 20 minutes. Use for stock in Thai Curry Broth.

For more inspiring recipes check out  siansplan.com


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