Justin North: Glazed ham in a bag

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 16 people

  • 250 ml (1 cup) apple juice
  • 250 ml (1 cup) agave syrup (see note)
  • 2 tbsp hot English mustard
  • 1 ham, bone in (about 8kg)
  • 4 cloves, plus extra for studding
  • 4 juniper berries
01   Preheat oven to 160C. Whisk juice, agave syrup and mustard in a small bowl. Place ham in an oven bag, add spices and half the marinade, seal bag and roast until warmed through (2-2½ hours). Remove ham from bag and, when cool enough to handle, remove skin and score fat in a crosshatch pattern. Stud with extra cloves, baste with remaining marinade and juices and roast, basting occasionally, until glazed (30-40 minutes).
Note Agave syrup, which is made from the agave plant, is available from select delicatessens and health-food shops.

This recipe is from the December 2010 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Recipe:

JUSTIN NORTH, BECASSE, SYDNEY

Photography:

WILLIAM MEPPEM

Styling:

VANESSA AUSTIN, LISA FEATHERBY AND ALICE STOREY

Drinking Suggestion:

AROMATIC, HOPPY PALE ALE. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

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