Citrus Glazed Ham

Chef Brainy
What Started it all:
ham, oranges, eggs.

This recipe is a delightful twist on the classic glazed ham, infused with the vibrant flavors of oranges. It’s perfect for a family gathering or a special occasion. Let’s dive right in!

Ingredients

  • 1 ham (approximately 4 pounds)
  • 4 oranges
  • 4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).
  2. Take the ham and place it on a roasting rack in a large roasting pan.
  3. In a small bowl, squeeze the juice of 2 oranges. Set aside.
  4. Take the other 2 oranges and zest the outer peel. Make sure to only get the orange part, not the bitter white pith. Set aside the zest.
  5. Take the orange juice you squeezed earlier and pour it over the ham, making sure to coat it evenly. This will give the ham a lovely citrus flavor.
  6. Sprinkle the orange zest over the ham, allowing the flavors to meld together beautifully.
  7. Cover the roasting pan with aluminum foil, ensuring that it's tightly sealed.
  8. Place the ham in the preheated oven and let it cook for approximately 15 minutes per pound, or until the internal temperature reaches 140°F (60°C). Make sure to baste the ham with the juices every 30 minutes to keep it moist and flavorful.
  9. While the ham is cooking, it's time to prepare the side dish. In a medium-sized saucepan, add water and bring it to a boil. Gently add the eggs and let them cook for about 10 minutes. This will give you perfectly boiled eggs.
  10. Once the ham is cooked to perfection, remove it from the oven and let it rest for a few minutes. This will allow the juices to redistribute and ensure a moist and tender ham.
  11. Peel the boiled eggs and slice them. These will be a delightful accompaniment to the ham.
  12. Serve the citrus glazed ham with the sliced boiled eggs and enjoy the burst of flavors. This dish will surely impress your guests and leave them craving for more.
  13. _(With a stern expression, I carefully slice the ham, making sure each slice is perfectly juicy and tender. I arrange them on a serving platter, garnishing with the sliced boiled eggs. The aroma of the citrus glaze fills the air, enticing everyone's taste buds.)_

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