12 Apr The Green Egg and a Ham
Green Egg and Ham!
Ham is a very traditional meal on Easter, and I will use about any excuse for serving a ham! As big of a fan as I am of spiral hams, sometimes I like to get a regular ham (a “city ham,” not a “country ham”) and slice it myself. Since I need to heat it up and glaze it for serving, why not amp up the flavor and add some extra smoke and spice!
For this recipe, I used a Smithfield bone-in ham. I scored the skin that was remaining on the ham, and then seasoned with my Ultimate BBQ Rub (your favorite BBQ rub will do fine here, or brush with a thin layer of Dijon mustard and then coat with brown sugar.) I place the ham in a small aluminum pan to contain the juices and glaze drippings from the ham.
I set my Big Green Egg up to run at 275 degrees, with some apple wood. I did use a deflector plate (called the “ConvEGGtor” plate- basically a heat deflector that allows you to cook for longer periods of time without putting your food directly over the flame.) I cook the ham for about 12-15 minutes per pound, until internal temperature is 135 degrees. After you reach that internal temperature range, start glazing with the Jalapeno-Peach Glaze.
Continue to cook until internal temperature is 140-145 degrees, glazing occasionally. Remove from Egg and allow to cool slightly. Slice and serve.