Char Siu Glazed Ham
I've been wanting to try this for a long time but wasn't sure how it would turn out. Well, I finally tried it and can't believe how amazing this tastes!! The smokey, salty taste of the ham works really well with the sweet char siu glaze. This is the perfect way to serve ham for any Hawaii-Style holiday!!
1 - bone-in ham (any size)
Bottled or homemade char siu sauce (do not use the powdered mix)
Homemade Char Siu Sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 1 1/2 tablespoons hoisin sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons Aloha shoyu
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine or brandy
- 3 drops red coloring (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon chinese five-spice powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
Either get a spiral slice ham or you can score the ham yourself. Place ham in a shallow aluminum pan (do not cover with foil). Place in a 500 degree oven ( I like to place mine in the gas grill and get more of a smokey flavor). Cook on high heat for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, pull ham out and baste with char siu sauce. Cook another 30 minutes and repeat glazing. I would recommend doing this 3 times. You can also glaze with the natural juices that collect in the pan as well.
All hams are fully cooked, so the cooking process for me is just to heat the ham and to glaze/carmelize the outside to perfection. I love when the outer glaze gets carmelized and a little burnt (Papa'a).