My Twice Smoked Ham with Brown Sugar Honey Glaze is a yard twist on that vacation basic. An additional kiss of hardwood smoke provides a lot taste to a spiral lower ham and the glaze is sort of like a candy and savory shiny sweet coating to tie the whole lot collectively!
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What’s a Smoked Ham?
All pork merchandise that you just buy which can be labeled “ham” have been cured with a nitrate curing answer to offer them their attribute pink colour and awesomely tender texture. They’re all additionally pre-smoked, and also you’ll usually see them labeled as apple or hickory wooden smoked. This wooden smoke might be indicative of the smoke taste your ham could have. Hickory sometimes has a stronger smoke taste than apple.
Why is that this referred to as Twice Smoked Ham?
Since ham is pre-cured and smoked, what we’re making known as a twice smoked or double smoked ham. I’ve had some readers involved that twice smoking a ham will trigger it to style overly smoky, however I’ve by no means discovered that to be the case. The method for this recipe is designed so as to add simply the correct quantity of smoke taste, after which pump up the moisture content material within the ham itself and create a scrumptious crust on the surface edges of the ham.
Components and Gear Wanted for Twice Smoked Ham:
Generally it’s tremendous good to have an inventory of substances at a look, so you possibly can be sure to have the whole lot you want earlier than you get began. Many of the substances for this recipe are pantry staples and may already be in your cabinet and able to go!
- 1, 8 pound spiral sliced ham
- 1 cup rooster inventory
- Brown sugar
- Dijon mustard
- Worcestershire sauce
- Floor cinnamon
- Floor ginger
- My Signature Candy Rub (do-it-yourself recipe right here, or buy it pre-made from my retailer)
So far as gear wanted for this recipe, I attempted to maintain issues fairly easy. I’ll embody hyperlinks to any objects I’ve that you could be wish to add to your kitchen cupboards, however you need to be capable of make this ham with no need any tremendous specialty equiment.
- A smoker! For those who’re available in the market for a smoker, try my yard BBQ grill information.
- 12 inch Forged Iron Skillet. Good for this recipe as a result of you’ll be going from low temperature smoking, to greater temperature grilling, after which transitioning into the oven to broil. Forged iron is unimaginable versatile and sturdy.
- Meat thermometer. A handheld, immediate learn thermometer is my most used kitchen device, particularly when working with meat.
How to Cook dinner Twice Smoked Ham
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Now that what you’re cooking and the substances and gear you’ll must have readily available, let’s stroll by means of the steps.
- Smoke the ham. Step one is to use low warmth with the ham uncovered to permit that smoke taste to work on the meat.
- Braise with liquid. The second step is to braise with rooster inventory and canopy tightly to maintain in as a lot moisture as potential.
- Glaze the ham. Third, we add our do-it-yourself brown sugar and honey glaze.
- Broil the glaze. Lastly, the entire ham will get a excessive warmth broil to crisp and caramelize the glaze on the ham earlier than serving.
FAQ’s About Twice Smoked Ham
Most individuals make this twice smoked ham for holidays and different particular household gatherings. I understand how necessary it’s to get these household meals good. They’re so particular and create so many nice reminiscences. I’m right here that can assist you get this ham proper the primary time by answering some FAQ’s that I see within the feedback part. In case your questions isn’t answered in right here, be happy to go away a remark beneath and I’m pleased that can assist you out!
What kind of ham ought to I purchase?
This recipe was developed for a spiral, sliced, pre-smoked ham that weighs about 8 kilos. That is the most typical kind and dimension of ham accessible in grocery shops.
The cook dinner instances within the recipe have been created round an 8 pound ham. In case your ham weighs kind of, the whole time will possible change throughout step quantity 4 within the recipe beneath. Smaller hams will attain 140 levels F in much less time and bigger hams will take longer. A ten-12 pound ham will want 2.5-3 hours within the braising step. This is the reason a meat thermometer is a helpful piece of apparatus for this recipe, as you possibly can test your progress usually.
Can I take advantage of a non-spiral sliced ham?
You possibly can completely use a non-spiral sliced ham for this recipe. The time and temperature tips within the recipe ought to comply with fairly equally for a non-sliced ham, however it might take just a little bit longer to return as much as temperature with out the slices within the ham.
Can I cook dinner a twice smoked ham in my oven?
The method for this ham is identical, whether or not you cook dinner this ham within the oven or exterior in your smoker. However, it received’t be a twice smoked ham and also you’ll be lacking out on among the further smoky taste you get through the first section of the recipe.
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If utilizing your oven, simply comply with the time and temperature tips written within the printable recipe beneath.
What can I take advantage of as a substitute of rooster inventory within the braise?
There are a variety of choices as a substitute of rooster inventory within the braise, it simply is dependent upon your taste preferences. I’ve heard of individuals utilizing apple juice, beer, onerous cider, white wine, bourbon, and soda. Numerous inventive choices so as to add particular and distinctive flavors to their hams.
What if I don’t have a forged iron pan?
A forged iron pan is superior on this recipe for the benefit of transitioning the ham from the smoker to the oven. For those who don’t have a forged iron pan, you need to use a disposable aluminum baking pan, simply be cautious when transferring it off of the smoker to the oven. The ham is heavy and there might be a variety of liquid within the pan. Switch the pan to a rimmed baking sheet if potential to keep away from the aluminum pan from folding up on you and spilling scorching ham liquid in all places.
Can I take advantage of a distinct glaze (or the glaze packet that got here with the ham?)
Completely!! The glaze recipe that comes with this ham is a scrumptious brown sugar and honey glaze, however when you’ve got a favourite glaze… be happy to make use of it! I’ve a few different glazed ham recipes additionally that you could be wish to try if you happen to prefer to experiment together with your ham glaze flavors:
Bourbon Peach Glazed Ham
Jalapeno Pomegranate Glazed Ham
Can I make a gravy utilizing the braising liquid?
Most positively! For those who like gravy together with your ham, you’ve bought loads of braising liquid to make use of. Drain the fats and liquid from the ham and pressure it. Soften 2 tablespoons of butter in a big skillet and whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour to kind a roux. Slowly whisk within the strained braising liquid and convey to a boil till thickened. Voila! Ham gravy!
Facet Dishes to Serve with Twice Smoked Ham
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Twice Smoked Ham Recipe
**This recipe was initially revealed in March, 2018. It has since been up to date with an FAQ part and different useful notes, however the recipe stays the identical**
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