Easter Ham Braised in Red Wine
We’ve talked a little about cooking with wine. Now, just in time for Easter, we’d like to share an amazing recipe for red-wine braised ham with apples! (You know your stomach started growling when you read that!)
We found the recipe at Uncle Jerry’s Kitchen, and couldn’t wait to try it for ourselves… especially after we read this:
“This method has advantages, especially if you plan to have a large family dinner or brunch. The ham can very easily be made a day ahead, and You’ll never have a complaint about a dry ham if it’s been sliced and soaking overnight in its own juices. 20-30 minutes in a 350° oven will bring it right back to life, with more flavor than it had when you started.”
- 1 shank portion ham. (this one was about 7 lbs)
- 5 apples, quartered with seeds removed
- 2 medium onions, sliced into rings
- 1 head garlic
- 1 750ml bottle of your favorite red wineMethod
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Spread onions evenly around bottom of lidded roasting pan. Place ham in roaster, add garlic and apples. Pour wine over all ingredients.
- Cover, bake until internal temperature is 176°F. Remove roasting pan from oven and remove ham from roasting dish. Cover loosely with foil and allow to rest for at least 20 minutes.
- Slice ham. Serve with just a bit of pan drippings. (If you’re planning on serving from a dish at the table, strain pan juices and skim fat prior to serving.)
- To store overnight for service the next day:
- Slice ham as laid out above. Layer slices in a glass baking dish or large casserole. Spoon pan drippings over ham to cover. (I would leave the apples on top, just to add a bit more of the flavor, but that’s entirely up to you.) Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to reheat.
Sound like something you’d like to try? Got another recipe you’d like to share for the upcoming Easter feasts? Drop a comment and tell us about it!