Kelly the Culinarian: February 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cooking with Kelly: Peanut butter basted ham

OK, I know this sounds weird, but it is delicious. I bought a bone-in, hickory-smoked ham for $2 with a coupon and I needed to learn how to do something with it. Because I don't keep a million ingredients on hand, I did a little searching and I came across a recipe that I adapted.

The basics of cooking a ham: Let it sit at room temperature for two hours, then place in a 325-degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes per pound or until an instant-read thermometer reads 130. Of course, your cooking time per pound is dependent on what type of ham you're using.

I covered mine with foil after the first hour. Then in the last 20 minutes, I took off the foil and applied the following glaze:

1/2 cup smooth peanut butter

1 cup chicken stock

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon Worcester sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 clove pressed garlic

1 teaspoon steak seasoning

Freshly ground pepper and salt

Warm this all on medium heat in a sauce pot until fully incorporated. Coat the ham completely and evenly.