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Sep 29, 2006 01:15 PM

Sauce for Smoked Ham

We have a lovely smoked ham for tomorrow and need some recs on sauce ideas...I am thinking a sugar/dijon type thing but any other ideas?


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  1. I've made this Orange-Raisin sauce for Easter hams many times:

    1 c. sugar
    1/2 tsp. salt
    2 tbsp. flour
    2 lg. oranges (remove seeds)
    2 tbsp. flour
    3 tbsp. brown vinegar
    3 tbsp. cinnamon
    1 c. raisins
    2 tbsp. butter

    Put 2 cups of water in a saucepan, 1 cup of sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 2 tablespoons of flour; stir constantly until mixture boils and becomes clear. Zest oranges and use the zest along with orange juice; add to saucepan. Add butter, brown vinegar, cinnamon and raisins. Boil 20 minutes.

    1. I like mustard sauce for ham. I don't have my recipe handy but google will turn some up.

      1. Once again, I'll put forth my Red Eye Gravy idea.

        I've never done it with a whole ham but this is what I'd do.
        Take either a large piece of ham or the bone (Or something that will impart a lager amount of flavour) and fry/heat it up in a cast iron skillet with a wedge of onion. Add leftover coffee and simmer for 15 or so minutes. Season to taste with S&P.
        It's not very elegant but it's damned tasty.