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Fresh ham in Diamond Bar/OC area?

brandnewuser Apr 5, 2007 01:44 PM

I've been assigned Nigella's ham in coke for Easter dinner. The recipe calls for a bone-in fresh ham. I called Ralph's meat department and was told that there is no such thing as a fresh ham - all ham is smoked and cured. They said that a fresh ham would basically be a pork butt/leg or pork shoulder. Now I'm confused.

Is there anywhere I can pick up a 'fresh' ham in the San Gabriel Valley/OC area?

Here's the link for the ham in coke:


edited to add:

Any suggestions on where I can find pomogranate molasses? I've tried Cost Plus and Trader Joes, neither carry it.

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    stuffed Dec 20, 2009 04:15 PM

    Just down the 57 from Diamond Bar, you might want to try:

    Gem Meats and Produce
    3125 Yorba Linda Boulevard
    Fullerton, CA 92831-2307
    (714) 996-3363

    1. Professor Salt Apr 5, 2007 09:03 PM

      Pomegranate molasses is a common middle eastern ingredient. Wholesome Choice in Irvine carries no less than ten brands. Super Irvine is another Persian supermarket across town. Both will have it.

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        Burger Boy Apr 5, 2007 02:28 PM

        Jons Markets usally carry that.

        Vermont & Hollywood Blvd.

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        1. re: Burger Boy
          brandnewuser Apr 5, 2007 02:52 PM

          Thanks! I called Jon's Market in Westminster. They knew exactly what I was talking about.

          1. re: brandnewuser
            leeroth Dec 19, 2009 10:29 PM

            we just moved to o.c. and am looking for this type of ham! thanks for the info on markets!!

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          Burger Boy Apr 5, 2007 02:28 PM

          If you are cooking for those times, it is probably a fresh leg. Ham denotes a cooked/smoked product.

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          1. re: Burger Boy
            notmartha Apr 5, 2007 02:59 PM

            Why would a non-smoked/cooked ham would be salty? The instruction said:

            "If you know that you're dealing with a salty ham, put it in a pan covered with cold water, bring to the boil and then tip into a colander in the sink and start from here"

            1. re: notmartha
              Burger Boy Apr 5, 2007 03:10 PM

              True, but it says diet cook is sugary, i think there are misprints.

              1. re: notmartha
                Burger Boy Apr 5, 2007 03:16 PM


                I think she meant cooked ham, fresh would not be called ham usually, you would refer to the leg or hind portion, etc. But who knows, get a Farmer John ham and go to town, makes sense since you are simmering, i did not see the simmer, just cook for 2 1/2 hours. Have fun and let us know how it tasted.

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