CHOP’s Signature Honey Glazed Ham

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CHOP's Signature Honey Glazed Ham

Welcome to a timeless tradition with a CHOP Butchery twist! Our Honey Glazed Ham recipe is a celebration of flavors that have been bringing families together for generations. We've taken a classic favorite and elevated it with the natural sweetness of wildflower beer and the rich warmth of brown sugar and honey, complemented by the subtle zest of fresh orange. This dish is not just a meal; it's an experience, crafted to create memories around the dinner table. Perfect for festive occasions or a sumptuous Sunday roast, our Honey Glazed Ham is sure to be the centerpiece of your gathering. So, tie on your apron, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in a slice of CHOP Butchery's culinary heritage.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Western
Servings 20 people
Calories 350 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Roasting Pan A large and sturdy roasting pan to accommodate the size of the ham and to collect drippings.
  • Roasting Rack To elevate the ham above the pan, allowing heat to circulate evenly.
  • Aluminum Foil To line the roasting pan for easier clean-up.
  • Medium Saucepan For preparing the honey glaze.
  • Kitchen Brush A heat-resistant brush for applying the glaze to the ham.
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons For accurately measuring the beer, brown sugar, honey, and spices.
  • Chef's Knife A sharp knife for scoring the ham (if desired) and carving it after cooking.
  • Carving Fork To hold the ham in place while carving.
  • Oven Mitts To protect your hands when removing the hot pan from the oven.
  • Serving Platter A large platter to present and serve the ham.
  • Citrus Juicer (optional) To easily juice the orange.
  • Vegetable Peeler To peel the rind from the orange.

Ingredients
  

  • 35 ml Wildflower Beer adds a unique floral flavor to the glaze.
  • 2 cups Brown Sugar for sweetness and helps in the caramelization process.
  • ½ cup Honey for a natural sweetness and a glossy glaze.
  • 1 large Orange juiced and rind peeled, for a fresh citrus note.
  • 2 tsp Cloves whole, for a warm and aromatic spice.
  • 3-4 Bay Leaves for a subtle depth of flavor.
  • 10 kg Pre-cooked Whole Leg Ham sourced from CHOP Butchery, the star of the recipe.

Instructions
 

Preparation

  • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F). If your oven is fan-assisted, you may want to set it to 180°C (356°F) as fan-assisted ovens tend to cook a bit quicker and more evenly.
  • Line a large baking tray with aluminum foil and place a roasting rack over the tray. This will help catch any drippings and make clean-up easier.
  • Take the whole leg of cooked ham and place it on the roasting rack.

Making the Glaze

  • In a medium saucepan, combine wildflower beer, brown sugar, honey, juice of one orange, and peeled rind. Add cloves and bay leaves for aromatic depth.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat and let simmer for 2 minutes. The glaze should slightly thicken. Keep an eye on it to ensure it does not boil over.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and let the glaze cool for a few minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.

Glazing the Ham

  • Brush a generous layer of the glaze over the entire surface of the ham. Be sure to get the glaze into all the nooks and crannies.
  • Place the ham in the preheated oven and start your timer.
  • After the first 15 minutes of cooking, open the oven and carefully brush more glaze over the ham.
  • Continue to glaze the ham every 15 minutes until the ham is beautifully bronzed and the surface is crisp and caramelized, approximately 1.5 hours depending on your oven and the size of the ham.

Serving

  • Once the ham has reached a rich, golden color, remove it from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving. This allows the juices to redistribute
  • Carve the ham into thin slices, making sure each piece has a bit of the delicious glaze.
  • Serve on a warm platter with extra glaze and pan juices on the side for guests to spoon over their ham slices.

Notes

Chef's Notes:
  • The key to a perfect glaze is balance. The wildflower beer adds a unique floral note that complements the sweetness of the honey and brown sugar, while the citrus from the orange cuts through with a refreshing zing.
  • The cloves and bay leaves infuse the glaze with a classic holiday aroma, making this dish a festive centerpiece.
  • Remember, the goal is to achieve a sticky, caramelized crust on the ham without burning it. Keep a close eye on it as ovens can vary.
Wine Pairing:
  • A Riesling or Gewürztraminer pairs wonderfully with the sweet and savory flavors of the honey-glazed ham.
Storage:
  • Leftover ham can be stored in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. It's perfect for sandwiches or to add a savory touch to soups or salads.
Enjoy CHOP's signature honey-glazed ham at your next gathering, and delight your guests with this timeless, elegant main course.
Keyword Artisanal Glaze, Caramelized, CHOP, Comfort Food, Festive, Gourmet, Ham, Heirloom Recipe, Holiday Recipe

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