Going to do a ham tonight and don't have any whole cloves to stud the darned thing as I usually do.
I do have Star Anise and was wondering if this might be a reasonable substitution?
No, I'm not going to the store!
I do have ground cloves and thought about putting that into knife pockets in the ham but seeing the Star Anise on the shelf that I don't use that much of I figured it might be a good way to use it up.
Perhaps adding a touch of Allspice with the Star Anise might approximate the clove taste?
Going to use a glaze of Pineapple juice, mustard, brown sugar, and honey.
Just tossing this out there to see what you good folks think about it.
Also for tonight's dinner is beans that are in the crock pot now with chicken stock, molasses,onions, mustard and S&P.
The only other question for you good folk is should I do a spinach salad or grill a zucchini to go with this?