Location: Native New Mexican, now live in Bellingham, WA
Help with Ham
Dh says he wants a ham for Christmas dinner. I've never made one and would like to know the tricks for cooking a great one. One major catch is that he doesn't like anything sweet with his pork. Crazy, I know, who doesn't like to dip their bacon in maple syrup?! I don't know anything about cooking a ham. Does it require a lot of attention or can I just throw it in the oven and forget about it while I tend to a new baby that will hopefully arrive by x-mas? Thanks a bunch! Any advice is always appreciated!
I cooked one last Christmas for the first time also and it was pretty tasty. I did soak it in water for 24 hours to release the extra salt in it, then cooked it in the oven for about 4 hours (25 minutes per pound). I glazed mine with a honey spiced sauce and topped it with pineapples. I know your hubby doesn't want anything sweet so you might want to have the glaze on the side. Good luck.
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