Orange Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham - Primal, Paleo, Kid Friendly and Clean Eating

I love Christmas in New Zealand, BBQ for Christmas dinner is excellent.

In England, Christmas means turkey in New Zealand Christmas means ham, I have to say I prefer the ham.  You can buy a glazed ham, but I find that glazing your own makes it extra special and packs a hell of a lot more flavour.

This sweet orange glaze and the smoky flavours from the BBQ will have your mouth watering all day.

This ham is amazing hot, cold and can be used for a range of post-Christmas leftover recipes.  In true kiwi style, I like to use the BBQ to glaze our ham, but you can use the oven if it is too cold outside for the BBQ.

Orange Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham

Orange Glazed Ham Ingredients

Orange Glazed Ham Ingredients

Ingredients

4.5 kg Ham Cooked on the Bone

1/4 cup Maple Syrup

1kg NZ oranges

 

Instructions

Take all of the oranges, peel them and remove the pith.  Preheat your slow cooker on low.

Roughly chop the oranges and put them in the slow cooker with the maple syrup.

Cook the oranges on low for at least 12 hours.

When the oranges have cooked split the mixture in two.

Blend half of the mix into a smooth puree.

In a saucepan mix the orange puree and the other half of the oranges, bring them together over a low heat and let it cook until the liquid has reduced down to a jam-like consistency.

Using your fingers gently lift the skin off the ham, you should end up with a layer of fat around the ham.

Take a sharp knife and slice the fat into a diamond pattern.

Place the ham into a roasting pan that will fit in your BBQ or oven.

If you are using a charcoal BBQ set it up as a canyon you want it to get up to about 200 degrees C, if you are using a gas BBQ or oven then preheat to 180 degrees C.

Coat the ham with the orange glaze and put it in the BBQ and close the lid or put the ham into the oven.

Brush the glaze over the ham every 15 minutes.

To glaze and serve cold cook for 45 minutes.

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