Nowhere is it written in stone that turkey has to be the focal point of a Thanksgiving dinner. Sure, it might have been in years gone by, but times have changed and there are situations when turkey just won’t do. If you want to steer clear of tradition this year, try this Thanksgiving main dish. It will give your dinner a twist and delight all those who taste it. It is comprised of 7 ingredients and is ideal for those with limited time and a small budget. Use this recipe from Food Network to make it like a pro.
Thanksgiving Main Dish: Honey Glazed Ham
- ½ cup clover honey
- 1½ cups of packed light brown sugar
- 1 bone-in smoked ham (10 pound)
- 2 tbsp of Dijon mustard
- ⅓ orange, juiced and zested
- ⅓ cup of pineapple juice
- ¼ ground cloves
- Alter your oven racks to hold a big roasting pan. Place a shallow roasting rack on the pan. Preheat your oven to 350⁰
- Rinse the ham under water then place it on the rack inside the roasting pan.
- Cover it with foil and bake for 1 hour and 40 minutes.
- Mix the honey, brown sugar, cloves, pineapple juice, orange zest, orange juice, and Dijon mustard in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat till the sugar dissolves and the mixture is smooth.
- Pour the honey glaze over the ham and roast for 1 hour and 40 minutes more. Baste the pork twice with the glaze while it’s still in the roaster. The total roasting time for the ham should be 20 minutes per pound.
- Check if the ham is done by inserting a meat thermometer into a meaty spot. If it displays 160⁰F, it’s done.
- Leave the ham for 15 minutes before slicing to let the juices set. You can also make it 2 hours in advance, cover with foil, and serve when it cools.
If you’re tired of cooking Turkey, try this Thanksgiving main dish. The glaze is delectable and will blow your guests away. If some is left, mix it with a little flour and pan drippings and make a lovely sauce to go with the meat. You can use the ham and bone drippings to make soup later.
What Thanksgiving recipe sides will you be serving with your ham?