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Asian spiced ham

5
5
5
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep
30 min
Cook
40 min
Serves
26
Difficulty
Moderate
A ginger, honey, orange and Chinese 5-spice glaze gives this baked ham a bold Asian flavour

Ingredients

Leg ham

2600 g, (buy 4kg on the bone)

Honey

¼ cup(s), (90g)

Fresh ginger

1 tbs, finely grated

Chinese five spice

1 tsp

Orange rind

½ tsp, finely grated

Instructions

  1. Place oven shelf in the lowest position, then preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Using a sharp knife, cut a zigzag pattern around the shank, about 12cm from end of ham. Remove and discard rind, then score fat underneath diagonally at 2cm intervals to form a crosshatch pattern.
  2. Combine honey, ginger, five spice powder and orange rind in a small bowl. Place ham on a wire rack in a large baking dish and brush with honey mixture. Bake ham, basting occasionally with any remaining honey mixture, for 40 minutes or until glaze is golden. Transfer ham to a platter and serve warm or cold.

Notes

TIP: Turn the baking dish in the oven halfway through cooking to create an even golden colour. Ham is best stored in the fridge inside a calico kitchen bag available from large supermarkets and kitchenware shops.