Just Cooked Holiday Ham

Helping your holiday ham taste its best!

Sometimes foods with distinct flavors need counterpoints to bring out the best taste combinations. Whether it’s strong coffee in barbecue sauce, a pinch of hot pepper in Mexican cocoa, or a splash of balsamic vinegar on a bowl of freshly sliced strawberries, these culinary marriages will delight your taste buds!
Such is the case with ham. . . salty, smoky, and succulent it pairs wonderfully with sour fruit (pineapple, orange, cranberries, currants, rhubarb), sweet elements (brown sugar, maple syrup, honey, even cola!) and spices (cloves, mustard, allspice, ginger, cinnamon).
Whether you are cooking an Easter Ham, a Christmas Ham or just a special ham meal, your guests will enjoy your ham with a new twist, using one of these tasty glazes. Not only will it give your ham a delicious flavor, the glaze keeps it moist and juicy while it bakes.  Which one will you try first?

5 Holiday Ham Glaze Ideas

1. Honey gives glazes a sweet base.  Try these interesting varieties such as Honey Balsamic Fig or Pineapple Honey Adobo (right) from The Nibble.

2. Rhubarb and ginger combine to give this Bon Appétit Baked Ham with Mustard-Red Currant Glaze and Rhubarb Chutney some kick!  If rhubarb is difficult to find, try mango for an interesting twist.

3. The perfect blend of sweet and spicy – and so easy to make!  This great recipe for Pomegranate Jalapeno Glazed Ham comes from chef Akasha Richmond of restaurant Akasha in L.A., care of Food & Wine Magazine.

4. A gThankYou! favorite from Minnesota’s own Lucia Watson; Cider-Soaked and Brown Sugar Glazed ham from her cookbook, Savoring the Seasons of the Northern Heartland.

5. Hard to beat, Emeril Lagasse’sSugarcane Baked Ham with Spiced Apples and Pears.  (Thanks to FoodNetwork.com.)  This glaze gets its sweet notes from molasses, corn syrup and sugar cane!

Let us know what’s your favorite and if we missed one you think should be on the list! Contact us at info@gThankYou.com.

First Time Cooking Ham?

If you are new to cooking ham, be sure to download our FREE “Holiday Ham” Guide. You’ll be amazed how easy it is to cook a juicy and golden browned ham for your meal centerpiece!

You’ll learn how to choose ham, different methods of cooking and professional tips to ensure your ham centerpiece is juicy and delicious.

Why wait? Download your free Holiday Ham Cookbook now!

The Ultimate Holiday Ham Cooking Guide by gThankYou

 

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