A Christmas recipe to remember
Christmas is the most magical time of the year and we’d like to help you enjoy it with an old-school recipe for a family feast! For many people (including us), one of the best parts of the festive season is all the yummy food. It’s a time for indulging. A time to forget about your waistline and feast on the most mouth-watering fare, guilt-free!
In the spirit of the season, here’s a saucy family Christmas recipe that will knock your socks off and have your loved-ones begging for more. Enjoy!
Maple-Glazed Ham with Homemade White Sauce and Tangy Salad
- 4kg leg or shoulder of ham
- 3/4 cup of pure Canadian maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
- 1 orange
- Cloves for studding the ham.
- Preheat the oven to 180C and prepare a roasting pan with aluminium foil.
- Use a knife to gently take the outer rind off the ham – and discard it. Then use the knife to cut a diamond pattern on the surface of the ham. Place the ham in the baking dish.
- Squeeze the juice of the orange over the ham.
- Combine the maple syrup and the Dijon mustard and pour over the ham.
- Stick the cloves into the diamond points on the ham.
- Cook for half an hour uncovered, then spoon over the sauce so that it infuses into the meat. Return the ham to the oven and cook for a further 30 minutes, or until the ham is golden brown.
- Carve in thin slices and serve warm or cold, as per your preference.
Homemade White Sauce
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons of powdered dry mustard
- Salt and pepper.
Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper to taste. Use as a delicious condiment for your ham.
Tangy Lettuce Salad
- 3 eggs
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tablespoon of dry mustard
- 1 tablespoon of white sugar
- 2 tablespoons of brown vinegar
- ½ cup of thickened cream
- 1 iceberg lettuce, cut finely into slithers
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 avocado, sliced
- 1 red/ yellow capsicum, cut finely into slithers.
- Boil eggs for approximately 12 minutes until they are hard.
- Mash the eggs and add salt and pepper.
- Add the dry mustard, white sugar and brown vinegar.
- Pour in the cream and whisk until smooth. The flavour should be sweet and sour.
- In a salad bowl, combine the iceberg lettuce, onion, sliced tomato, avocado and red/ yellow capsicum.
- Pour the dressing over and gently mix through the salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Well, there you have it – a delicious old-school Christmas recipe that will leave you completely sated. I’d like to wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season.
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