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05-12-2015, 01:57 PM
RE: Need some help with buying a ham
(05-12-2015 01:53 PM)KUSA Wrote:  She cooks it slow and the tomatoes start out raw. It takes a while to cook the tomatoes down. I know it sounds like a long time but the sauce is unreal. It is an old family recipe.
Sounds awesome. Food tend to take in all the love you give it while cooking.
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05-12-2015, 02:55 PM
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(05-12-2015 01:37 PM)KUSA Wrote:  
(05-12-2015 01:28 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  Wait. Is ham the traditional Christmas dinner in the US?

Ham or turkey. My wife is Italian so sometimes we have home made spaghetti. It's not from a jar. It takes 3 days for the meatballs and sauce to cook.

That's what my hubby's family did. That's probably why they accepted the blonde girl into the family.

I was lucky that there was an old Italian lady who lived down the street from me growing up, she loved showing me how to properly cook a good gravy (no one I knew ever called it sauce it was always called gravy)


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05-12-2015, 03:04 PM
RE: Need some help with buying a ham
(05-12-2015 01:28 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  Wait. Is ham the traditional Christmas dinner in the US?

I think it varies a lot. We are usually over turkey after Thanksgiving and the week of leftovers that follows.

Most years I make lasagna but I want to change it this year to a ham, baked potatoes - maybe twice baked, some vegies. Simple, but something everyone will eat.

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05-12-2015, 07:57 PM
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Ok for ham get the Butte avoid the shank (the shank has the majority of the femur bone which is good for stock but it means you don't get a lot of meat) I like to purge my hams before cooking (put it in a large stock pot cover in cold water change water every 2-3 hours for up to 12 hours) that cuts the salt down a good bit.

For a glaze I like brown sugar and pineapple juice cooked down into a paste (1 cup of light brown sugar 1 cup of pineapple juice brought to a boil and cooked down by about half) I also score the ham so the glaze can get down into the meat. Pinning pineapple slices to the outside is optional but does add some extra flavor.

During cooking I baste with extra pineapple juice.

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05-12-2015, 08:06 PM
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(05-12-2015 07:57 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Ok for ham get the Butte avoid the shank (the shank has the majority of the femur bone which is good for stock but it means you don't get a lot of meat) I like to purge my hams before cooking (put it in a large stock pot cover in cold water change water every 2-3 hours for up to 12 hours) that cuts the salt down a good bit.

For a glaze I like brown sugar and pineapple juice cooked down into a paste (1 cup of light brown sugar 1 cup of pineapple juice brought to a boil and cooked down by about half) I also score the ham so the glaze can get down into the meat. Pinning pineapple slices to the outside is optional but does add some extra flavor.

During cooking I baste with extra pineapple juice.

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05-12-2015, 08:32 PM
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(05-12-2015 08:06 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(05-12-2015 07:57 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Ok for ham get the Butte avoid the shank (the shank has the majority of the femur bone which is good for stock but it means you don't get a lot of meat) I like to purge my hams before cooking (put it in a large stock pot cover in cold water change water every 2-3 hours for up to 12 hours) that cuts the salt down a good bit.

For a glaze I like brown sugar and pineapple juice cooked down into a paste (1 cup of light brown sugar 1 cup of pineapple juice brought to a boil and cooked down by about half) I also score the ham so the glaze can get down into the meat. Pinning pineapple slices to the outside is optional but does add some extra flavor.

During cooking I baste with extra pineapple juice.

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NP, I will warn you that can end up being a bit on the sweet side if you over do the basting.

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05-12-2015, 10:17 PM
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(05-12-2015 01:37 PM)KUSA Wrote:  
(05-12-2015 01:28 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  Wait. Is ham the traditional Christmas dinner in the US?

Ham or turkey. My wife is Italian so sometimes we have home made spaghetti. It's not from a jar. It takes 3 days for the meatballs and sauce to cook.



Or, ham AND turkey. Drooling Those Christmases are the best Christmases.
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06-12-2015, 06:26 AM
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A bit of a derail but I just read the thread title as "Need some help with buRying a ham" and that opened up a number of possible scenarios...

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06-12-2015, 07:59 AM
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(05-12-2015 12:41 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  Honeybaked Ham like Chas suggested is consistently good. But so is Costco's Kirkland Signature spiral cut ham. And I'd rather pay $20 for a ham instead of $50.

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06-12-2015, 08:03 AM
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(05-12-2015 01:28 PM)Nishi Karano Kaze Wrote:  Wait. Is ham the traditional Christmas dinner in the US?

Not in my family.
We do a prime rib, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding, gravy, veggies.

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