Enjoy Christmas with your family with this Gotzinger Ham Xmas recipe, sure to become a family favourite.

  • Ingredients

    Glazing Ingredients

    • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
    • Zest from 3 oranges
    • 1/3 cup Cointreau
    • ¾ cup brown sugar
    • 2 tsp ground ginger
    • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 1 tsp coriander seeds
    • Whole jar of Buderim ginger marmalade

    Baking ingredients

    • 3 large bottles Bundaberg ginger beer
    • 1 whole Gotzinger leg ham (bone in)
    • 500g crushed macadamia nuts (used for crust)
    • One large foil tray (deep)
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  • Instructions

    • Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer until syrupy, set aside to cool
    • Fill disposable baking tray with ginger beer
    • Place ham skin side down in ginger beer (leave skin on to prevent drying out)
    • Put tray with ham into smoker/BBQ and start smoking for 1 hour at the lowest temperature possible (Keep below 100˚C if possible)
    • After 1 hour, turn ham skin side up (with skin on) and smoke for another hour
    • After the second hour, remove the skin leaving the ham ‘skin’ side up
    • Begin basting ham with pre-prepared glaze every 5-10min until 90% of the glaze liquid mixture is used (keep rest for later)
    • Increase the temperature slowly until golden
    • Mix crushed macadamia nuts with left over glaze (there will be ginger pieces in the bottom, put those on too, they add flavour) and press into ham to act as a crust over the top of the glaze
    • Continue to bake until crust is golden brown
    • Once cooked to your liking, remove from tray and carve to serve

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