There’s nothing like ham for the holiday, and this year we’ve got something new in the meat department – Soleterra d’Italia Modena hams. These exceptionally tender hams are made in the new Soleterra d’Italia facility in Acme, Alberta with pork from Sunterra Farms. Modena hams are cooked without smoke for a deliciously natural flavour and smooth consistency that just melts in your mouth.
To cook, score the ham ¼-inch deep in a diamond pattern to help the glaze stick and create a crispy crust. Cover with foil and roast the ham at 325F until the internal temperature reaches 140F, then remove foil and brush liberally with glaze. Continue roasting until the internal temperature reaches 160F, basting with glaze as many times as you want.
Each time you apply the glaze, the sugars will caramelize and create that mouthwatering, crackly crust that we all dream about. The more layers of glaze, the thicker crust you’ll have. You can make your own glaze or pick up market-made glazes like pineapple mustard, orange and brown sugar or maple ginger.
Order a Modena ham online here.