How to make the perfect glazed ham. I used organic, gluten free ham from Sherwood Rd Organic Meats and basted with a Paleo friendly honey, mustard & orange glaze for that perfect caramelised coating. Scroll down to watch the video below
on how to make a Christmas glazed ham.
Note: This recipe is gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and Paleo.
4kg leg of ham, on the bone with rind on
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup honey
3 tbsp seeded mustard
Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
Approx 30 cloves
To a saucepan add orange juice, honey, mustard and orange zest, whisk to combine. Simmer over medium heat until begins to slightly thicken. Set aside to cool.
Use a shark knife to score skin around ham hock. Use fingers to peel back skin around the ham leaving the fat in tact.
Use a sharp knife to score through the fat in a criss cross patter (be careful not to cut through the meat).
Brush ham with a generous amount of glaze.
Pierce a clove into each diamond.
Place ham in a roasting pan and cook in oven for 15-20 minutes or until it starts to colour.
Remove from oven and brush again with remaining glaze and put back into oven for another 15-20 minutes or until the top of the ham has caramalised.
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Take out ham from fridge up to an hour before prepping, this will make it easier to remove skin from ham. If time permits, re-glaze ham every 10-15 minutes to enhance flavours and caramelisation. Watch the base of your baking tray doesn’t start to burn from the glaze, if so add a touch of water to the pan.
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