Tis the season, and ham is in the air! Well, maybe not. But it’s certainly on my mind. I plan on recreating today’s recipe, Bourbon Glazed Ham, for my Christmas Eve feast. If I have time, I’ll make some bread and then sit there chomping away at chunks of bread and ham with a touch of Caribbean hot sauce until my body tells me enough.
Ham is a must every Christmas for my family. We enjoy it before Christmas Day and after. Many midnight snacks feature a hot ham open sandwich, so long as my brother hasn’t cut away a hefty portion to take home with him. My family can get very cut throat where food in concerned.
My mother usually cooks a traditional ham, but I like to change things up a bit from time to time to make things interesting. Bourbon Glazed Ham will definitely make things interesting. Aside from bourbon the glaze has some Asian elements with a kick of hot sauce. Every bite is sweet, spicy and smokey, a little like yours truly (wink).
This ham needs very little partners to make your tastebuds happy, but if you can get your hands on some caper berries the two together is really nice.
You’ll need a smoked bone-in ham, approx. 6 lb in weight for this recipe. Try to find a cut of ham that has a decent expanse of rind to glaze.
This is a really nice recipe, that the whole family can enjoy over and over. You can use a few slices for brunch with eggs, a late night sandwich with your favorite condiment, or with salad for lunch. Save some for a soup, or a rice bowl. The options are endless.