2013-08-03 - Double Smoked Ham

Discussion in 'Pork' started by piaconis, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My wife and I took our weekly Friday trip to our local butcher, and after some deliberation, I finally decided it was time to double smoke a ham.  After procuring said ham, I decided it would be a great opportunity for me to use some cherries from an earlier culinary experiment.  So, without further ado, on to my ham, double smoked with cherry wood, and a real cherry Coke glaze.

    Heeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrreeee we go!!!!!!!!

    Here's the ham from our local butcher. BTW - If you're in the Akron/Canton area and don't get your meat from Duma's in Mogadore or at the Hartville Marketplace, you are seriously missing out.


    Trimmed the fat and scored the rind


    Another view. For those wondering, yes, that is an official Food Network cutting board. Yes, I have a problem. No, I am not seeking help for it.


    Yet another. What can I say, it was a good photo shoot! ;-)


    It's on! And I will be your tour guide through this smoky goodness. And we're smoking, we're smoking...


    Can't get much more dialed in than that!


    Stay tuned for updates on the ham, and the glaze!
     
  2. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good!!!
     
  3. piaconis

    piaconis Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Well, here is the rest:

    Threw about 2 to 3 cups of cherries, pitted, and some water, and started over medium heat


    Added a little powdered sugar to counteract the bitterness of the cherry skins


    Added the Coke, and reducing


    Finished glaze (actually, I took it back and reduced it a hair more


    Done on the smoker, one final brush of the glaze


    Another shot


    Slicing


    More slicing


    And more slicing


    OK, seriously?  How many action shots did I take?


    Finished product with some buttery mashed potatoes, a nice salad with Persian lime olive oil and lemon balsamic vinegar, and some of the Red Lobster biscuits (out of a box, I know...but still good)


    Thanks for following!  This is definitely a keeper, maybe with a little more smoke next time.
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great.  I need to try that glaze.
     
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Your cherry glaze on the ham looks great!
     

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