Orange glazed ham

Orange glazed ham
This beautiful glazed ham tastes as beautiful as it looks.

Ingredients (serves 12)

  • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 11 star anise
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 5.5kg-6kg easy carve smoked shoulder or leg ham
  • 4 oranges, peeled, cut into 5mm slices
  • Whole cloves

  1. Stir the juices and sugar in a saucepan over a medium-low heat for 2 minutes. Add the cinnamon stick, ginger and 3 star anise. Simmer for 30 minutes. Cool in fridge for 1-2 hours. Remove the cinnamon stick and star anise. Stir the soy sauce.
  2. Use a small sharp knife to cut around the ham shank in a zig-zag pattern about 10cm from the end. Run your fingers between the rind and fat to remove. Trim the fat to 1cm thick.
  3. Put the oven shelf in the lowest position. Preheat to 180°C. Place a wire rack in a roasting pan. Place ham on the rack. Wrap shank in foil. Add a little water to pan. Brush 1/4 cup of glaze over the ham.
  4. Arrange the orange slices, overlapping, on top. Secure each slice with a clove. Brush half the glaze over the top. Place the star anise on top of oranges. Secure the points of the star. Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes. Brush occasionally with remaining glaze. Serve hot or cold.

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