Well, you must admit the fact it is almost difficult to overlook the ham with crisp edges and infused with a lot of flavors. Christmas is coming and so, it is the right time for cooking ham. There are so many recipes available on the internet. Here, we will specifically be talking about Christmas Ham Recipe.
Well, you need the below-mentioned items to make Christmas Ham:
- 4 to 5 kg of cooked ham. You can keep the bones.
- 2 cups of water
- 2 cups of unsalted butter
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 2 tbsp. mustard paste
- 2 cups of honey
- ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp. ground cloves
- 4 smashed garlic cloves
Well, you will have to follow the below-mentioned instructions:
- First, you need to preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Now, take the ham and remove the rind. If there is any kind of netting or packaging, you will have to remove it. Keep the ham aside for at least 2 hours.
- Now, take the baking dish and spread several sheets of parchment paper or aluminum foil over it. If you do not follow this step, the clean-up process of the baking dish will become harder for you after cooking. Those sheets will make sure that the dish is clean.
- While removing the rind of the ham skin, you will have to make sure that it has fat on it.
- Now, take a sharp knife and you will have to create a diamond pattern on it. You will have to make sure that the diamond pattern is 1-inch wide. Don’t make the diamond cut too deep.
- After following this step, you will have to place the ham in the baking tray. After placing it in the baking tray, you will have to add water. Then, you need to cover it with parchment paper or you can use aluminium foil. Now, after doing this, you will have to bake the ham for at least 30 minutes.
- Now, you will have to make the gravy item. For this, take a cooking pan and place it over medium heat. Add butter and then add cloves, cinnamon, mustard, honey, and sugar to it. Mix all these items together. You need to do this until the brown sugar gets melted. It can take up to 2 minutes.
- After this, you will have to reduce the heat and then, you need to add garlic to it. Cook it for 10 minutes. Then, pour this item over the baked ham. Your dish will be ready.
So, this is how you can make Christmas Ham, or you may want to try another recipe. Try one of these now.