Tamarind Ginger Ham

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Cook Time Per Pound 8 hrs

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Caribbean Passion picnic ham (or your favourite ham)
  • 15 tamarind pods
  • ½ cup sliced ginger
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1½ cups water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove all the packaging and nets from the ham.
  • Wrap the ham in several layers off oil and place in a baking pan. Fill the baking dish with water.
  • Place ham in the oven to warm, 6-8mins per pound for a boneless ham (10 mins for a bone-in ham).
  • In a saucepan combine the deshelled tamarind, sliced ginger water, sugar and honey. Bring to a boil then reduce toa simmer mashing the tamarind to release the seeds.
  • Strain the sauce to remove the seeds. You can reserve the ginger slices or discard them with the seeds.
  • Remove ham from oven, discard water and remove foil. Using a sharp knife, score the ham diagonally.
  • Increase oven temperature to 475°F -500°F. Add the ham, occasionally for 10 minutes to allow the sauce to caramelize on top.
  • Remove from oven when it has reached the desired colour, allow to rest before carving.

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