Cold Roast Ham with Minted Peaches Recipe

Summary

Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
CuisineCourse
MethodMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Ham5 Pound
 Onion1
 Carrot1
 Thick honey3 Tablespoon
 Dijon mustard2 Tablespoon
 Cloves12
For minted peaches
 Sugar2 2⁄3 Cup (42.67 tbs)
 Fresh mint1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Stalks And All)
 Peaches6 , peeled
 Lemon juice2 Tablespoon (Juice Extracted From 2 Lemons)
 Finely chopped fresh mint1 Tablespoon (Preferably Applemint)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5644 Calories from Fat 815

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 91 g139.4%

Saturated Fat 25.4 g127.2%

Trans Fat 0.7 g

Cholesterol 1565.1 mg

Sodium 1395.7 mg58.2%

Total Carbohydrates 701 g233.6%

Dietary Fiber 23.8 g95.3%

Sugars 664.8 g

Protein 514 g1028.7%

Vitamin A 290.6% Vitamin C 175.7%

Calcium 60% Iron 108.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

If the ham is smoked, soak it overnight in cold water, to get rid of any excessive saltiness.
Put the ham in a large saucepan with fresh water to cover it and add the onion and carrot.
Bring to a boil and simmer for about 1 hour.
Drain.
When cool enough to handle, cut the skin off the ham, leaving as much of the fat on the ham as possible.
With a sharp knife, score the fat into diamond shapes.
Put the ham in a roasting pan.
Mix together the honey and mustard and smear over the ham.
Stud with the cloves at even spaces.
Roast the ham in a preheated 350° oven for 1 hour.
Allow to cool completely.
To prepare the peaches, put the sugar in a saucepan with 5 cups of water.
Heat, stirring, to dissolve the sugar, then bring to a boil.
Add the handful of mint to the syrup, and boil for 5-7 minutes.
Add the peaches to the mint syrup with the lemon juice.
Simmer for 5 minutes, turning the peaches over in the syrup occasionally.
Remove from the heat, and let the peaches cool in the syrup.
Place the ham on a serving platter.
Carve off a few very thin slices and arrange around the ham, with the drained peaches and sprinkle the chopped mint over.
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