Sticky orange, ginger & herb ham

The Sticky orange, ginger & herb ham promises to become the showpiece on every festive table. This recipe produces a perfectly juicy ham, with a glaze made from the cooking juices that is bursting with flavor. The pre-soaking ensures a perfectly balanced saltiness, and the initial roasting with ginger beer and spices gives the ham a subtle sweetness and spiciness. The glazing process creates a sweet and sticky coating that will have every guest reaching for the ends to get as much of the sticky ginger sauce as possible. A friend to everyone in every possible way!


- 1.5-2 kg smoked, skin-on, boneless ham

- 1 orange, sliced

- 1 onion, sliced

- 1 orange, sliced

- 10 black peppercorns

- 1 star anise

- 3 bay leaves

- 500 ml ginger beer

- 1/2 cup brown sugar

- Cloves, to stick in the ham

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1. Soak the ham overnight in cold water, covered with water. This helps remove excess brine from the ham.

2. Weigh your raw ham and calculate the cooking time, allowing 30 minutes per 450g.

3. Place the ham in a roasting tin, along with the sliced ginger, sliced onions, sliced oranges, peppercorns, star anise, bay leaves and ginger beer around the ham.

4. Roast at 350°F for the calculated cooking time.

5. Once cooked, let the ham cool slightly. Drain the cooking liquid and strain out the solid particles.

6. Add the strained cooking liquid to the Instant Pot (or saucepan) with the sugar and sauté to thicken, until bubbling and thickening.

7. Carefully remove the skin from the ham, leaving the fatty layer behind. Cut a diamond pattern into the fat and insert the points of the diamonds with cloves.

8. Pour 2/3 of the glaze over the ham and return it to the air fryer to roast at 350°F for another 20-30 minutes. Baste it every few minutes as it cooks, until golden brown.

9. For best results, let the ham rest for 15 minutes, covered with foil to keep it warm, before slicing. Serve with a pitcher of the reserved glaze to drizzle over the sliced ham slices

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