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April 15th is National Glazed Ham Day
you're looking for something to do today then make some swine glisten
because it's National Glazed Ham Day! You best get to
Let's get right into celebrating National Glazed Ham Day!
WHY IS THIS A
If you love ham but have never had glazed ham before then
in for a treat. If you've had glazed ham before then you know exactly
why people want to celebrate this delicious meat. And if you don't like
pig meat then you'll continue to ask "why, why, why is this a holiday?"
But the reason is simple... it tastes good and people don't want to
wait for some other holiday for an excuse to bake a glazed ham!
Ham, of course, is just cured pork meat and to glaze it you
a variety of options. First, to make it an actual glaze, you need some
type of sugar and a liquid, which you will boil down. You can use
sugar, brown sugar or even honey which will sort of caramelize as you
boil it down and cook it.
And a common liquid to use is fruit
juices like orange or pineapple juice. Then people like to add in
flavorful ingredients like cloves, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire
sauce to help really round out the glaze. And then all you do
mix that stuff up, boil it for a few minutes to help thicken the glaze
and then pour it over your ham before you bake it. To help really coat
your ham, give it more flavor and keep it nice and moist you'll want to
keep basting it with the glaze every so often. Every time you open that
oven door you're going to be welcomed with mouth-watering scents that
will make you happy you decided to celebrate today!
So how can you celebrate today? Well, you can take the easy
route and try to find a restaurant that serves up glazed ham
regularly. I can't think of any offhand but I'm sure there
some that serve it! You could also buy a glazed ham that just
needs heated up. Yeah, it might be a cop out but I can
if you're busy!
But if you do have some time then look up a
glazed ham recipe online and start mixing things up so that you can
enjoy a fresh, glazed ham in the comfort of your own home.
can use a recipe from online, your family recipe or make one up off the
top of your head! Come up with a sugar, liquid and some other
flavorful ingredients you want to try and then give it a shot!
know some people use lemon lime soda as their sugar and liquid in one
but think of all the possibilities. You could use any soda if
want; how's Crush or Cherry Coke sound? Or you could use
and some kind of fruit juice like cherry or mango if you
Then come up with a bunch of flavorful ingredients that you think would
go good with ham. Hopefully it turns out awesomely well and
enjoy your celebration!