Thinking about what you’ll be serving at Christmas dinner this year? Why not try a delicious ham!
A staple at Christmas dinners across the country, perfecting a well-cooked ham is essential for the holiday season. Pork experts, Australian Pork Limited have a number of Christmas themed recipes that are sure to be a crowd pleaser.
A recipe that includes beer, brown sugar and mustard sounds like the perfect mix to us! Check out the recipe below:
- 1 x 8-10kg ham leg, rind removed
- Cloves, for studding (about 50)
- A selection of mustards, to serve
Beer, brown sugar & mustard glaze
- 375ml bottle dark ale
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons (tbsp) Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon (tbsp) golden syrup
- Preheat oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Meanwhile, using a sharp knife, score the ham fat (not the flesh) in a honeycomb pattern at 2cm intervals. Wrap the hock in foil (this prevents it from burning).
- Place ham on a greased rack in a large baking pan lined with foil (see tip in ‘General Information’ tab).
- To make the glaze, combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring, over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes or until reduced by a half.
- Brush the ham fat a few times to evenly coat with the glaze. Roast, brushing with remaining glaze occasionally, for 1 hour or until ham is golden and caramelised. Set aside to cool for 30 minutes.
- Slice and serve warm or cold with a selection of mustards.
For ease use a large disposable foil roasting dish.
If the glaze thickens on standing, warm the glaze over low heat so it spreads easily over the ham.
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