Kelly the Culinarian: Cooking with Kelly: Peanut butter basted ham

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.


Cynthia said...

I bet that tasted good. I can just imagine the nutty exterior.

Hyacynth said...

Ohhh, looks so good!
Also, I am in LOVE with the hummus you had at your party; sadly, the closest Costco to me is, like 30 minutes away. Oh, the cruelty of hummus cravings. I'm trying to convince John that driving to Costco is way more economical than driving to One World.

Unknown said...

snapshot looks cool...might be delicious...wanna try it...right away i'm gonna get the ingredients from and try it...thanks for sharing.