More than one way to glaze a ham

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CNews wants to help you in your kitchen with these handy tra­di­tional Christ­mas recipes.

It’s hard to beat a well-dressed ham on the Christ­mas din­ner ta­ble.

All the fol­low­ing glazes re­quire you to first re­move the skin from the ham. To do this use a small, sharp knife to cut around the top of the ham bone and then gen­tly peel the skin from the ham, us­ing your fin­gers to loosen the skin.

Try to keep a thick layer of fat on the ham. Dis­card skin and score the fat on the ham in a di­a­mond pat­tern. hrist­mas is this Sun­day and South Waikato

Soy and Cit­rus Baked Glazed Ham

1 x 4.5kg leg of cooked ham on the bone cup soy sauce cup mirin cup soft brown su­gar cup fresh orange juice 2 star anise Pre­heat the oven to 180 de­grees Cel­sius. Mix to­gether the soy, mirin, brown su­gar, orange juice and star anise in a small saucepan and heat gen­tly un­til su­gar dis­solves. Brush it all over the ham to glaze it. Place in a bak­ing dish and bake the ham for about 30 min­utes, bast­ing fre­quently. The ham should be beau­ti­ful and golden. Leave it to cool be­fore slic­ing. Serves about 10.

Mid­dle East­ern Glazed Baked Ham

In­spired by Mel­bourne chef Cath Clar­ing­bold’s recipe, this sim­ple glaze will give your ham a Mid­dle East­ern flavour. 1 x 4.5kg leg of cooked ham on the bone 1 small packet of cloves 2 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp pomegranate mo­lasses 2 Tbsp soft brown su­gar Pre­heat the oven to 180 de­grees Cel­sius. Stud the cor­ners of the di­a­monds with cloves. Mix to­gether the honey, pomegranate mo­lasses and brown su­gar then brush it all over the ham to glaze it. Place it in a bak­ing dish. Bake the ham for about 30 min­utes, bast­ing once or twice through­out the cook­ing process. The ham should be beau­ti­ful and golden. Leave it to cool be­fore slic­ing. Serves about 10.

Cran­berry Glazed Baked Ham

Who says you can only have cran­berry sauce with turkey? For those of us who can’t get enough cran­berry sauce at Christ­mas, use this glaze for your ham. 1 x 4.5kg leg of cooked ham on the bone 1 cup cran­berry sauce 1 Tbsp Di­jon mus­tard

cup soft brown su­gar Pre­heat the oven to 180 de­grees Cel­sius. Mix the cran­berry sauce, mus­tard and brown su­gar in a small saucepan and heat gen­tly. Brush it over the ham to glaze it. Bake the ham for about 30 min­utes, bast­ing once or twice through­out the cook­ing process. Serves about 10. Note: Tra­di­tional recipes for baked ham are from cold cli­mates where it is baked for one to 1 hours and served hot. For hot ham, bake it cov­ered with foil for one hour, then un­cover and glaze for the last 30 min­utes.

The Do­min­ion Post

GLAZED HAM: Works best with a spe­cial glaze.

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