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Jamie's jerk ham

In a sticky chilli glaze

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Jamie's jerk ham

Cooks In3H 45M plus 24 hours marinating time
DifficultyNot too tricky
Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    370
    19%
  • Fat
    24g
    34%
  • Saturates
    8.8g
    44%
  • Protein
    26.8g
    60%
  • Carbs
    9.6g
    4%
  • Sugar
    8.2g
    9%
  • Salt
    4.1g
    68%
  • Fibre
    0.6g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Nutrition per serving
  • Calories
    370
    19%
  • Fat
    24g
    34%
  • Saturates
    8.8g
    44%
  • Protein
    26.8g
    60%
  • Carbs
    9.6g
    4%
  • Sugar
    8.2g
    9%
  • Salt
    4.1g
    68%
  • Fibre
    0.6g
    -

Of an adult's reference intake

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it’s associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease

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Ingredients

  • 3 kg leg of higher-welfare ham
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 onion , peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1 bouquet garni , (leek, celery, bay leaves, thyme)
  • Jerk seasoning:
  • 5 cloves garlic , finely chopped
  • 5 Scotch bonnet peppers , deseeded and chopped
  • 4 red shallots , peeled and diced
  • 1 bunch of chives , choppped
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 12 sprigs of thyme
  • 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp ground allspice
  • 2 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp sea salt
  • 125 ml golden rum
  • 125 ml malt vinegar
  • Glaze:
  • 3 tbsp marmalade
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 125 ml golden rum
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Method

You can eat this lovely ham hot or cold. We love it cold with fried eggs, in sandwiches and in salads. Enjoy!

Preheat the oven to 160°C/gas 3. Place the ham in a roasting pan and add the peppercorns, onion and bouquet garni. Add water until it comes halfway up the side of the pan. Cover the ham with foil (making a tent to allow steam to circulate). Bake for 1½ hours or until pink and cooked through, then remove from the oven and cool for 30 minutes, remaining covered.

While it’s still warm, you will need to carefully remove the skin, keeping the fat attached to the ham. With a sharp knife, score the ham by making diagonal cuts across the leg.

To make the jerk seasoning, blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Rub the jerk seasoning all over the ham and scored fat. Cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or for 24 hours.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4.

Combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl. Remove ham from the fridge, scrape off excess seasoning and bake for an hour. Remove from oven, brush with glaze, then continue cooking the ham for another 30–40 minutes, basting with glaze every 10 minutes until crisp, golden and sticky.

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