Christmas Ham Recipe
Recipe | 23rd November 2018
What You’ll Need:
- 1 Horse Shoe Gammon
- 100ml of Maple Syrup
- 100ml Tamari Soya Sauce
- 2 Star Anise
- 3 Medium Carrots
- 1 Large Onion
- 2 Sprig of Thyme
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 10 Black Peppercorns
- 2 Cinnamon Sticks
- 2 Bay Leaves
Steep the ham overnight in water.
In a large pot, bring the water to a boil and skim off any impurities.
Add the bay leaves, onions, garlic, carrot, star anise, thyme and peppercorns. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours.
Turn off the heat and leave the ham to cool in the water.
Remove the skin from the cooked ham, leaving a good layer of fat.
Score the fat all over in a diamond shape.
In a pot, bring the maple syrup, star anise and soy sauce to a simmer.
Cook for a few minutes.
Place the ham on a roasting tray.
Bake the ham for 15 minutes in a 180°C pre-heated oven until the fat starts to crispen.
Drizzle the glaze over the ham.
Roast in the oven for an extra 30 mins, basting every 10 mins to form a light caramel crust.