Glazed Double Wood Smoked Leg Ham

By November 8, 2017Christmas Recipes, Pork

At Cotton Tree Meats we are Famous for our Traditional Double Smoked Christmas Hams with a family recipe that has been passed down for generations people travel far and wide to get the great natural smoke flavour and taste that we produce!!

Nothing beats a glazed Double Wood Smoke Leg Ham on the Christmas table and it’s not that hard to do!! All you need is a yummy glaze and a little bit of time, and you will end up with beautiful Ham to have either hot or cold…

Ingredients

  • 1x Double wood smoked leg ham
  • Cloves
  • Ham glaze (see recipes)

Method

  1. Start buy preheating your oven to 180 degrees.
  2. With a sharp knife, remove the skin from the ham, leaving a layer of fat intact and score a diamond pattern into the fat.(or we can do it for you when buying your ham)
  3. At each junction of the scoring, insert a whole clove it adds a great flavour at certainly looks the part.
  4. Place Ham on a wire rack in a roasting tray and fill with 1 cm of water so the glaze doesn’t burn.
  5. Once you have a glazing liquid prepared (see recipes) pour and brush half of the glazing your liquid you Ham.
  6. Bake for 1 hr for half ham & 1 1/2 hours for whole ham, until the fat is golden and caramelised, while the ham is cooking make sure you baste the ham every 20 minutes with the reaming glazing liquid.
  7. Once your Ham is cooked let rest for 10 minutes before carving and enjoy either hot or cold…

COOKING TIPS

  • There is plenty of different glazes you can use and try it just depends on personal flavours.
  • Once you have glazed your ham and wowed your family and friends the leftover Double Wood Smoked Leg Ham will still last a 2-3 weeks in a good quality ham bag which will be provided with every ham.
  •  Another great tip is to make sure you keep the reaming liquid from bottom of the roasting dish as it makes for a great sauce to pour over the left over ham.
  • Internal Cooking Temperature 60 degrees

Check out these amazing ham glaze recipes…

MARMALADE WHISKY & MUSTARD GLAZE

  • 500g     Marmalade
  • 125ml   Whiskey
  • 2 tsp.     Vegetable Oil
  • 2 tsp.     Dijon Mustard
  • 3 tbsp.   Honey
  • 1 tsp.     Ground cloves
  • Salt & Pepper to season
  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and combine over heat for 5 minutes
  2. Stirring continuously making sure that it doesn’t stick and burn.
  3. Once the glaze is ready pour half of the glaze over the ham and leave the remaining glazing liquid to baste over the ham throughout cooking…

PINEAPPLE & APRICOT GLAZE

  • 2 cups      Pineapple Juice
  • 250g          Apricot jam
  • 2 tbsp.       Worstershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp.       Soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp.       Honey
  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and combine over heat for 5 minutes
  2. Stirring continuously making sure that it doesn’t stick and burn.
  3. Once the glaze is ready pour half of the glaze over the ham and leave the remaining glazing liquid to baste over the ham throughout cooking…

REDCURRANT & BALSAMIC GLAZE

  • 250g       Redcurrant jam
  • ¼ cup     Brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp.     Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 cup      Water
  • 1 tsp.       Black Peppercorns
  1. Place all the ingredients into a saucepan and combine over heat for 5 minutes
  2. Stirring continuously making sure that it doesn’t stick and burn.
  3. When it is ready strain and discard of the peppercorns.
  4. Pour half of the glaze over the ham and leave the remaining glazing liquid to baste over the ham throughout cooking..

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