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Sauce for Smoked Ham

w
weekender Sep 29, 2006 01:15 PM

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?

Thanks

  1. Davwud Oct 1, 2006 12:54 AM

    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.

    DT

    1. c
      coconutz Sep 29, 2006 11:09 PM

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

      1. b
        Bostonbob3 Sep 29, 2006 01:51 PM

        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.

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