Filipino-Style Ham

Even though we are now leaving in a foreign land, adapt its culture and become citizen, some Filipino traditions still exist in our way of life.

One of these traditions is food choices during Christmas Dinner that most Filipino desires to be one found in its dining table. And for us, the Filipino-Style Ham is one of them. The Ham is prepared  in which it is soak with a fruity pineapple glaze.

 

Ingredients :

  • 5 lbs. fully cooked bone in ham
  • 8 cups pineapple juice
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water

Caramelized Pineapple:

  • 1 whole fresh pineapples, peeled and cored, into quarters; cut crosswise into slices (or 1 can pineapple slices, drained)
  • 1 tbsp. butter
(Cooking Chart)

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.  Prepare a roasting pan with rack or baking tray.
  2. In a stockpot, place ham, pineapple juice and 1 cup brown sugar. Make sure ham is submerged in the juice. Add more juice (or water) to cover, if necessary.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium and cook for 1 hour. The skin should come off easily when ham is done. Drain and set aside to cool.
  4. If ham has skin, peel off. Trim fat layer to 1/4 in. thickness. Diagonally score fat to form diamond pattern. Stud centre of each diamond with clove.
  5. Prepare Glaze: In a small saucepan, place the remaining 1 cup brown sugar and water. Bring to boil over medium heat; stirring occasionally, about 3 minutes or until syrupy. Brush about half of the glaze over ham.
  6. Prepare Caramelized Pineapple: In a skillet brown pineapple in about 1 tbsp. butter over medium heat, turning occasionally, until caramelized. Set aside.
  7. Roast ham, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until browned. Transfer to cutting board and tent with foil; let stand for 15 minutes before carving. Serve with warm Caramelized Pineapple.

Check Out More

Panlasang Pinoy


Have You Tried These Other Pinoy Recipes ?

Filipino Nilagang Baboy

My family loves nilaga like this nilagang baboy. This type of recipe are soupy kind of food dish and if we have this recipe on our table, my kids quickly finish their meal and ready to go to their next activity, which is playing. I remember back then that we used to have this dish (we call it nilat-an in our bisayan dialect) during Sunday’s lunch together with my in[...]

Ingredients : 2 eggs 2 tbsp. milk salt and pepper 1 or 2 tsp. butter (or bacon fat or vegetable oil) Cooking Procedures : Break eggs into bowl. Add milk and season with salt and pepper. Beat with fork. In a small heavy skillet, melt butter (or heat bacon fat or vegetable oil) over medium-low heat. Tip pan so bottom of pan is completely greased with fat. Pour in egg mixtur[...]

Ingredients : 1/4 lb. ground pork 1/4 lb. ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 onions, chopped 1 tsp. oregano 1/4 cup sugar salt and pepper, to taste 2 to 4 hotdogs (wieners), sliced 1 can tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste 1 cup spaghetti water cornstarch, to thicken (optional) 1/2 lb. spaghetti grated cheese (of your choice), for toppings Cooking Procedures : Boil spaghet[...]

Ingredients : 1 head repolyo (cabbage) 2 tbsp. oil 1/2 lb. pork, sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, sliced 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/4 cup shrimps, shelled and deveined (optional) 1 cup vegetable broth (or water) salt and pepper, to taste Cooking Procedures : Wash cabbage well. Drain and sliced. Set aside. In a pan, heat oil. Stir-fry pork for about 3-5 minutes or until [...]

Menudo is another type of Filipino recipe that is compose of a stew of pork meat and liver cubes with potatoes, carrots and tomato sauce. But we can also use Chicken meat instead of pork meat and add chickpeas (garbansos) in your vegetable mixture. This recipe reminds me of my husband story of how he learned to cook this Filipino menudo. He told us that he loves to cook t[...]

2 Responses to “Filipino-Style Ham”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Jella says:

    Its delicious i will cook this every xmas.thank u for sharing your recipe

  2. jeh imperio says:

    Thank you for sharing the recipe Filipino style Ham.I’m going to prepare a memorable Christmas dinner with my 2 kids ..hopefully it will ease the pain of losing my husband and oldest kid last Christmas 2010..MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Leave A Comment...

*