I simply can’t believe that I just typed that title.
That means it’s April — would someone please tell me where February and March went!
I’m thinking about buying a ham this week with the excuse that I want to play with and perfect a new marinade but, truthfully — it’s just that I love ham and we’ve been so busy with kickball and out of town traveling that I haven’t cooked an actual meal in nearly a week and a half and I’m seriously jonesin’ to get back in my kitchen and dirty it up.
Last year, we had a ‘trial run’ Easter and invited friends and family over to try some new recipes and just spend a fun day together — I highly suggest doing that, it was SO fun and everyone went home with new recipes!
Both of the hams that I made last year were packed full of flavor, easy and delicious (and really, isn’t that what we all want?)
I am wholeheartedly NOT a sticky sweet glazed ham person — you know those packets that come with store bought hams? No Thank you. This however, was delicious, a bit savory with just a little crispy sweetness.
- 3/4 to 1 1/2 C Bourbon
- 1 Tbsp ground mustard
- 2 C dark brown sugar
- Your oven temp. will depend on your ham, boneless, bone-in etc.. follow the directions on your ham package.
- Place your ham fat side up on a rack in a roasting pan. Lightly score the fat about 1 inch apart.. pour 3/4 C bourbon whiskey over ham and pour 1 C water in the bottom of the roasting pan.
- Cover tightly with foil or a roasting pan lid and bake ham as directed.
- Mix brown sugar, mustard and remaining bourbon in a bowl to create a paste, set aside.
- When you have 40 minutes left for your ham, pull the ham out of the oven and remove the foil/lid. Slather the paste onto the ham, use a spoon or basting tool and drizzle the juices from the roasting pan over the ham.
- Cover the ham and place it back into the oven for the remaining amount of time.
- Pull the ham out of the oven, allow it to cool and then slice.
I think that this week, I’m going to twist up my Pork Orange Chipotle Marinade and try it for ham!
Do you have a favorite Easter Ham Recipe? A favorite side dish? Do you do trial runs of your recipes? I’d love to hear y’all’s ideas and favorites!
I’ll share some side dishes later this week, too!