Mother's Day is here again! Are you prepared? You better be. If there's one person you never forget about, it's the mom(s) in your life. That being said, let's celebrate the mother in your life with this delicious and easy-to-cook recipe that even the worst dad and young-adult chefs out there can't mess up.
Mother's Day Ham Ingredients:
- 1 Sweetheart Ham (Boneless Ham)
- Blues Hog Honey Mustard
- 4 Tbsp. Blues Hog Sweet and Savory Seasoning
- 6 Tbsp. Prairie Smoke & Spice Tumbleweed All-Purpose Rub
Blackberry Glaze Ingredients:
- 4 Cups Fresh Blackberries
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 4 Tbsp. Brandy
- 2 Tbsp. Cornstarch
- ¼ Cup Water
Directions for Blackberry Glaze:
STEP 1: Place the blackberries, sugar, and brandy into a saucepan, and place over medium heat.
STEP 2: Nice and slowly, bring to a simmer, and cook until the blackberries have softened. This should take approximately 10 minutes.
STEP 3: Dissolve the cornstarch in the water and stir into the simmering blackberry mixture.
STEP 4: Continue cooking and stirring until the sauce has thickened and reached your desired viscosity. This should take about 10 minutes, as well.
Directions for Mother's Day Ham:
STEP 1: First and foremost, let's pre-heat your grill to 235°F.
STEP 2: While you wait for your grill to get nice and hot, get your ham out of it's packaging and clean it with a quick rinse under room temperature water, then pat it dry.
STEP 3: Now take your go-to chef's knife and score the ham lightly. You can follow the curves or tap into your inner artist and create your own diamond pattern - just make sure the cuts are evenly spaced and not too deep.
STEP 4: Next, apply Blues Hog Honey Mustard over your ham and rub it in all over to ensure you coat all sides.
STEP 5: For the first layer of rub, crack open that Prairie Smoke & Spice Tumbleweed All-Purpose Rub and coat all sides. Pat it lightly to make sure it sticks.
STEP 6: For the second layer of rub, repeat the previous process with Blues Hog Sweet and Savory Seasoning (don’t go heavy), you want a nice, light coating to pat on top of the Tumbleweed. Again, coat all sides.
STEP 7: Now that the ham is covered in those delicious barbecue spices and sauce, place your ham on a cooking rack and set the hog onto your grill.
Remember, this is a pre-cooked ham so all you’re looking to do is add flavor and cook through. That being said, your total cook time should only take about 2-2.5 hours.
STEP 8: With just 30 minutes left in your cook, you want to increase your grill temperature to 250°F. At this point there should be a noticeable colour difference, especially on the outside of the ham.
STEP 9: Next, with 20 minutes remaining, apply your first coating of the blackberry glaze.
STEP 10: At the five-minute remaining mark, touch up lightly with some extra glaze.
STEP 11: Once done, let the hog sit and rest for five minutes before cutting and plating.
STEP 12: Last but not least, feel free to add a little extra drizzle of the blackberry glaze on the ham just before serving with your favourite accompanying dishes.
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Recipe written by barbecue enthusiast Andrew Plaza. Follow him on Instagram for more barbecue goodness by clicking here.