How to BBQ your Christmas Ham

Everyone has a different recipe for cooking Ham at Christmas. We thought we would share a version incorporating a Kettle Weber BBQ.

BBQ Prep (Do Xmas Eve). What you will need:

BBQ Chimney
BBQ Chimney

Lighting the BBQ (light at 11am to eat a 9kg Ham at 2pm)

  1. Place the fire lighters on the bottom of the BBQ
  2. BBQ Chimney over the top of the lighters
  3. Fill the Chimney to the top with coals
  4. Light the Fire Lighters
  5. Burn time is approx. 30-40mins for all the coals to be light
  6. Pour half of the coals to each side of the BBQ
  7. Put the grill over the top of the coals
  8. Put the lid on. The Ham will be cooked using the “Indirect Method
  9. Ensure the ventilation holes at the bottom and top of the BBQ are open to allow for airflow.
BBQ Chimney

Light Coals using a BBQ Chimney

BBQ Chimney

Indirect Cooking Method

Christmas Ham Prep

  1. Buy a Trunkey Ham.
  2. Using a sharp knife make a slit in the ham approx. 10cm long.
  3. Also cut around the knuckle so the skin is easy to remove later.
  4. Place the Ham in a large foil tray and cover with Glad Wrap.
  5. Leave on Kitchen bench and bring to room temperature.

Cooking the Ham

  1. Place the Ham in the middle of the BBQ length ways.
  2. Lid on a let it cook.
  3. Once the slit in the middle of the Ham opens to 15cm. Take the Ham Off the BBQ.
  4. Remove the skin only from the ham, trying not to remove any fat. Using a sharp knife, cut the fat into a criss-cross pattern.
  5. Rub in some brown sugar.
  6. Place a whole clove into the centre of each diamond, pushing in well.
  7. Return the Ham back to the BBQ for 45 mins – 1 hour depending on the size of your Ham.
  8. Every 10-15 minutes, apply your Glaze using a small brush. (Glaze will need to be warmed up on the stove).
  9. Using tooth picks add a can of Pineapple slices.
  10. Remove and carve to serve warm or cold.
BBQ Chimney

When slit opens to 15cm take off BBQ and remove skin.

BBQ Chimney

Criss-cross Ham with a sharp knife, rub in brown sugar and insert cloves.

BBQ Chimney

Apply lots of Glaze and pineapple pieces.

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