or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › Smoked Ham for dinner and for this weekends SmokinAl inspired Chicken Cordon Bleu. Q-View too!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Smoked Ham for dinner and for this weekends SmokinAl inspired Chicken Cordon Bleu. Q-View too!

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

After reading up on SmokinAl's Throw-Down winning de-boned Chicken Cordon Bleu and falling in love, I decided to give it a whirl. It also gave me an excuse to make up another ham for dinner. I picked up a nice bone in half ham. I cut the skin and fat off it and injected it with lots of maple syrup. I then gave the hams exterior with a good slathering of maple syrup followed by a decent dusting of brown sugar and a bit of garlic powder. I put it in a bag and left it in the fridge overnight. Yesterday I left work early to get my cook on!  The smoker was set to 230. I put the ham in a foil pan along side some roast beef that was for future meals. I put the fat that I removed from the ham on a rack above the ham and used some of the maple syrup ham juice that was left in the bag to wet the fat down and give it some additional flavor while it rendered over the ham.

IMG_1046.JPG

 

 

I basted it every hour or so using the drippings from the pan that the ham was in.

IMG_1051.JPG

 

After about 5 hours it was at 145* and ready to be pulled.

IMG_1053.JPG

 

IMG_1054.JPG

 

Since I am planning on using some of this ham for the Chicken Cordon Bleu, I opted to run some of the ham through my meat

slicer.. This was taken after we ate a bunch for dinner. It was one of the best hams I have ever had!

IMG_1058.JPG

 

IMG_1061.JPG

 

 

 

   

post #2 of 16

Great looking ham.  Can't wait to see the chicken!

 

Curt.

post #3 of 16

I can't wait to see this!

 

That's a beautiful looking ham!

post #4 of 16

Man that looks yummiedrool.gif

post #5 of 16

That is a beauty and I can't wait to see the Chicken 

post #6 of 16

popcorn.gifcheers.gifGonna be a long one I think.

post #7 of 16

The Ham looks great

I'll hang around to see the chicken biggrin.gif

 

post #8 of 16

Great Ham...The Chicken should be fun...JJ

post #9 of 16

That ham looks wonderful. 110.gifcheers.gifcheers.gif for the long haul. 

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

OK, here is a plucken teaser!  de-boned the birds and they are now resting in a nice brine bath. I will start a new thread in the poultry section on Saturday if not Sunday after I finish. The ham leftovers will go to good use!

 

Picture 002.jpg

 

 

post #11 of 16

Lookin good so far!

post #12 of 16

Great start!

post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 

Chicken Cordon Bleu was a huge success and the best use of a ham ever! I started a separate thread in the poultry section. Thank you so much Al for the great recipe!!

 

Picture 028.jpg

 

 

post #14 of 16

It doesn't get much better than that!

 

You did an awesome job!

 

Congrats!!!

post #15 of 16

slief, that all looks Mmm, Mmm good! icon14.gif I need to check out Als recipe.

post #16 of 16

Wow, they both look great!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Pork
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Smoking Meat (and other things) › Pork › Smoked Ham for dinner and for this weekends SmokinAl inspired Chicken Cordon Bleu. Q-View too!