Scotch Bonnet, Tamarind and Honey Glazed Ham

Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 2 hrs 35 mins
Servings 12 Persons

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Caribbean Passion bone-in ham (leg or picnic ham) 
  • 3 Scotch bonnet peppers, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely grated
  • 1 tbsp finely grated peeled ginger
  • ½ cup tamarind concentrate 
  • ½ cup plus 1 tbsp honey
  • Kosher salt
  • ½ cup dry red wine
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter, diced

Instructions
 

  • Let ham sit at room temperature 1 hr for even baking.
  • Place a rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 300°F. Wrap ham tightly in foil and place on a wire rack set inside a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of ham registers 120°F, 1½ –2 hrs.
  • Meanwhile, mix peppers, garlic, ginger, tamarind, and ½ cup honey in a small bowl; season lightly with salt. Set 1/3 cup glaze aside for sauce.
  • Remove ham from oven and uncover. Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Brush ham with 1/3 cup glaze and bake 10 mins. Brush with another 1/3 cup glaze and bake until surface is crisp, 10–15 mins. Remove from oven and tent with foil; let ham rest 20 mins before slicing.
  • Meanwhile, bring wine to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook until reduced by half, about 5 mins. Whisk in reserved 1/3 cup glaze and remaining 1 tbsp. honey. Cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 mins. Add butter 1 dice at a time, incorporating completely before adding more, until sauce is glossy, about 3 mins. Taste and season with salt.
  • Serve ham with sauce alongside and roasted vegetables or your favourite sides.

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