Recipe

Barbecued ham

Serve slices of this mouth-watering ham with juicy barbecued pineapple.

  • Serves 10
  • 2 hrs 10 mins cooking
barbecued ham

Ingredients

Barbecued ham
  • 6 kilogram (12-pound) cooked leg of ham
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 2/3 cup (150g) firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) pineapple juice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) sweet sherry
  • 1/4 cup (55g) brown sugar, extra
  • 2 clove garlic, halved lengthways
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 medium pineapple (1.25kg), halved, sliced thickly

Method

Barbecued ham
  • 1
    Cut through rind of ham 10cm (4 inches) from the shank end of the leg. To remove rind, run thumb around edge of rind just under skin. Start pulling rind from widest edge of ham, continue to pull rind carefully away from the fat up to the shank end. Remove rind completely. Score across the fat at about 3cm (1¼-inch) intervals, cutting through the surface of the fat (not the meat) in a diamond pattern. (Do not cut right through the fat or it will spread apart during cooking.)
  • 2
    Place ham in a deep disposable baking dish; rub with combined mustard and sugar. Cook in covered barbecue, using indirect heat, following manufacturer's instructions, 1 hour.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, stir juice, sherry, extra sugar, garlic and cloves in a small saucepan over heat until sugar dissolves. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, about 10 minutes or until glaze reduces by half.
  • 4
    Brush glaze all over ham; cook, covered, using indirect heat, a further 45 minutes, brushing several times with glaze during cooking. Remove from heat, cover ham with foil; rest 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Meanwhile, cook pineapple on heated barbecue, brushing with remaining glaze during cooking.
  • 6
    Serve sliced ham with pineapple.

Notes

The ham may be cooked in the oven. Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F and cook, uncovered, in large baking pan, for about 1¾ hours.

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