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Spice-Crusted Ham with Maple Mustard Sauce

This ham recipe is full of flavor!

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The combination of the moist ham, seasonings and mustard sauce will make this main course memorable.

Ingredients

1 (8- to 10-pound) fully cooked shank-end ham

4 garlic cloves

1 ½ teaspoons fine sea salt

1 tablespoon whole coriander seeds

1 tablespoon mixed peppercorns (containing black, pink, white, and green peppercorns but not allspice)

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Accompaniment
Maple Mustard Sauce

Garnish
2 large bunches fresh flat-leaf parsley

Special Equipment
Electric coffee/spice grinder

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

2. Remove any thick skin from ham and all but about ¾-inch layer of fat.

3. Mince and mash garlic with salt to a paste. Coarsely grind coriander and peppercorns in coffee/spice grinder and stir together with flour, butter, and garlic paste in a bowl.

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4. Spread spice paste all over ham, then put ham, cut side down, in a greased large roasting pan. Bake in middle of oven until crust is golden and an instant-read thermometer inserted into center (do not touch bone) registers 150°F, about 1 ¼ hours.

5. Transfer ham to a platter and let stand 15 minutes before slicing.

Makes 8 servings

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