April 20, 2011

spiral sliced ham with asparagus

Looking to wow the crowd with something special from the grill this holiday season?  This year we turned to pitmaster extraordinaire Chris Lilly for inspiration and, as usual, he knocked it out of the park.

Chris and the team at Kingsford have shared with us their recipe for spiral sliced ham with spicy apricot glaze.  Drool over the picture for a minute then check out the recipe below!

Spiral Sliced Ham with Spicy Apricot Glaze

(Recipe created by champion pitmaster, Chris Lilly, on behalf of Kingsford® charcoal)

Makes:            8 servings

Prep Time:      20 minutes

Cook Time:     3 hours


8          pound spiral sliced bone-in cured ham

Spicy Apricot Glaze

½         cup apricot preserves

¼         cup honey

2          tablespoons dark brown sugar

1          tablespoon Dijon mustard

1½       teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

½         teaspoon soy sauce

½         teaspoon paprika

¼         teaspoon black pepper

¼         teaspoon cayenne pepper

¼         teaspoon garlic powder

1/8       teaspoon cinnamon

1/8       teaspoon rubbed sage

1/16     teaspoon ground cloves

In a medium bowl, combine the glaze ingredients and mix well.

Double a large piece of aluminum foil and place the ham, flat side down, in the center of the doubled foil. Pour ½ cup of the glaze mix on top of the ham and spread it evenly over the entire ham. Wrap the aluminum foil tight over the ham and seal it.

Prepare an outdoor charcoal grill for indirect cooking by situating the coals on only one side of the grill, leaving the other side void. When the grill reaches 300 degrees Fahrenheit, place the wrapped ham on the void side of the grill and close the lid. Cook for three hours or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

Remove the ham from the cooker, unwrap the foil, and place the ham in the center of a baking pan. Pour the remaining glaze over the top of the ham and spread it evenly.  Place the ham back on the grill, close the lid, and cook for an additional 10 minutes or until the glaze firms. Remove the ham from the grill and serve.

- Clint Cantwell, Grilling.com Guest Editor

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