With Christmas just around the corner, here’s something you can impress your friends and family with.
2kg ham (smoked or unsmoked)
3 litres water
2 bay leaves
2 sticks cinnamon
4 star anise
1 can pineapple rings (can also use fresh pineapples)
A splash of dark rum (optional)
Add 2kg ham to a pot with 3 litres of water. Subsequently add 2 bay leaves, 2 sticks cinnamon, 4 star anise, 10 cloves, and bring to boil. Simmer for 1 hour.
Once done, remove ham from pot and transfer to roasting tray.
In a bowl, mix 150ml of maple syrup, 1/4 cup of wholegrain mustard, 1/2 cup of pineapple juice, black pepper to taste, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, and 2 – 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce. Mix well, transfer to a sauce pot, and let it cook until thicken.
Pour 1/2 of the sauce over ham and spread evenly. Then bake in your Tecno oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 40-45 mins. Brush ham with sauce mixture every 12 minutes.
For the seared pineapples, melt 50g of butter in a pan. Place in the pineapple rings (sliced into halves) and brown them on both sides over your Tecno stove. Transfer pineapples to serving dish.
Once ham is done, remove from oven and let it rest for 15 mins. Slice the ham and serve with remaining sauce and seared pineapples.