Golden ale and honey-glazed easy-carve ham

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 10 people

The golden ale adds a bitter note to the sweetness and fat, so the ham really doesn't need any more accompaniment than a quality apple sauce and a simple green salad.

  • 1 easy-carve leg ham (about 7kg; see note)
  • 345 ml golden ale, such as James Squire
  • 1 orange, finely grated rind only
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 110 gm (½ cup) brown sugar
  • 180 gm (½ cup) honey
  • To decorate: shaved orange rind
01   Preheat oven to 180C. Remove skin from ham (keep skin to cover leftover ham), and score a diamond pattern across the fat with a small sharp knife. Place in a large roasting pan and set aside.
02   Combine remaining ingredients (except orange rind) in a bowl, season to taste.
03   Brush orange rind with a little glaze, then scatter over a tray lined with baking paper and set aside. Pour remaining glaze over ham, covering ham completely. Transfer to oven and baste regularly until glaze begins to set (30-40 minutes), then increase oven to 200C and baste regularly until ham is golden and glazed (40-50 minutes).
04   Meanwhile, roast orange rind until golden (5-10 minutes). Scatter over ham and serve.

Note Easy-carve hams are available from your butcher but may need to be ordered ahead.

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES, LISA FEATHERBY , ALICE STOREY

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

EMMA KNOWLES

Drinking Suggestion:

HOPPY, AROMATIC ALE. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

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Dec 2009

Dec 2009

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