Honey Jerk spiced ham

original blog post: http://greedygirlcooks.blogspot.com/2016/11/honey-jerk-spiced-ham.html

Ingredients

 

4 tablespoon allspice berries

2 scallion stalk

6 garlic cloves

2 teaspoon thyme leaves

1 scotch bonnet pepper

3 tablespoon honey

1 5lb cooked ham (with skin and fat)

2 cups apple juice

 

Instructions

  • Follow the video instructions to prepare the ham
  • In a blender or with a mortar and pestle make a paste using the allspice, scallion, garlic, thyme, pepper, and honey
  • Rub the paste all over the scored fat making sure to get it in the creases and cuts
  • Place in a baking dish and pour the apple juice all over it
  • Bake in a 400 degree oven uncovered for 30-40 minutes periodically basting with the apple juice
  • The skin will caramelize and become golden and dark
  • Remove from the oven once the fat begins to render and becomes crispy

 

Greedy tips:

  • The recipe above is for a regular 5- 6 lb ham not the petite ham so you dont have to scale up the jerk marinade unless you really want to saturate the ham in it. It wont hurt to have too much because its unsalted.
  • You may use a ham that’s skinless like the one in my images, however the time in the oven should be cut shorter so it does not dry out.
  • Another tip, after you remove the skin and fat and fill the cuts with the jerk marinade, wrap in foil and allow it to rest overnight in the refrigerator. Then the next day, warm it in the oven in the foil for 20 minutes or so, then remove the foil, pour the apple juice over it and allow it to brown in the high temps until golden.

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