This recipe for Smoked Ham with Orange Sauce is made with a fully cooked smoked ham and is glazed with a sauce made with orange juice, brown sugar, honey, Dijon, ginger and mint. It couldn’t be simpler which makes this Smoked Ham with Orange Sauce great not only for Holidays, potlucks and get-together but also for a weekend meal prep.
Baking a ham might seem like a monumental undertaking but trust me, it’s not. Using a fully cooked smoked ham can simplify the entire process.
If you’re feeding 10 adults with side dishes you’ll want to plan on buying a 2kg/4.5-pound fully-cooked smoked ham. This may seem like a lot but the protein is often the first thing to get gobbled up and you’re going to want leftovers for future soups, salads, pasta sauce, pizza toppings, omelettes, sandwiches and more.
No more boring, flavourless hams for you… It’s sweet, tangy, and full of flavour… The light and citrusy sauce is what makes this ham so special.
- 1 Smoked ham - 2kg/4.5Lb for each 10 people
- Cloves - optional to taste
- 1 cup Orange juice
- Soak the ham into orange juice for about 2 hours.
- With the tip of a knife, score ham in a diamond pattern, if desired at the vertices of each lozenge, bite cloves (I didn’t use).
- Place ham in an aluminum foil (or parchment paper) lined the roasting pan. Drizzle with orange juice, then cover with aluminum foil.
- Position oven rack in the lower ⅓ of the oven.
- Bake in a preheated medium oven (180°C/355°F) for about 30 minutes.
- Remove the aluminum foil, drizzle with the broth that has formed in the baking dish.
- Return ham to oven uncovered and continue to spoon or brush remaining broth over the ham every 15 minutes until cooked or until a thermometer inserted in the center of the ham registers 60°C/140°F. The recommended cooking time is about 15 minutes per pound (about 0.5Kg), of course, ovens and hams will vary so your best bet is to check often and use a thermometer.
- Remove ham from oven; cover with foil and let stand 10 minutes before slicing and serving for easier carving.
- Carve ham just before serving.
- While ham is in the oven, prepare the sauce by adding orange juice with the brown sugar, honey, cornstarch, mustard, grated ginger and chicken mix to a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low then simmer until reduced to roughly half and the glaze is slightly thickened. Remove from heat and add chopped mint.
- Save the sauce until ready to use.
- Serve the ham in a platter, drizzle with some of the sauce, placing the rest in a separate sauce boat.
- Garnish with the orange slices and/or home-style fries (I've used my ActiFry to prepare it fat-free).
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