Cooking Corner

Food is an essential element in all our lives. In today’s busy environment getting the family around the table to share a wholesome home cooked meal can be a challenge.  At Christmas time delivering a feast to satisfy the extended family can be stressful especially when hosting for demanding relatives.

For many years I have been praised as a genius chef for cooking the Xmas ham, however I can’t take all the credit as I have relied upon my wife Jodie’s family recipe for Orange ham.  Whilst I am in fear of my life for releasing the recipe to you it is simply too good not to be shared.

Step 1 – Sauce

  • 1 Bottle of Breakfast Marmalade Jam;
  • 1 Tablespoon French Mustard;
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • ¼ cup Brown Sugar;
  • 500 mls Orange Juice; and
  • 2 tablespoons Cointreau or Grand Marnier

Add all ingredients into a saucepan and cook on a low heat for 10-15 minutes until the Marmalade jam becomes liquified.

Step 2 – Prepare the Ham

  • Remove the skin from the ham but leave a covering of the fat on the ham;
  • Make deep cuts with a large knife into the ham both across and length ways;
  • Cut an orange into circle pieces;
  • Cover the ham with the orange pieces attach with cloves;
  • Place the ham in a baking tray.

Step 3 – Cook the Ham

  • Turn your BBQ on a low heat;
  • Place the ham (and baking tray) on the BBQ;
  • Cover the ham with approximately 50% of the sauce (leave the rest for basting);
  • Baste the ham every 15-20 minutes
  • Entire cooking time 90 mins – 2 hours depending on size of the ham.

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