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Gourmet Chips & Sauces Brings a Spicy TwistTo the Traditional Holiday Ham

A Christmas ham is one of those old school traditions that has stuck around for centuries for a reason. It is a true hallmark of the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay totally traditional. Why not spice it up a bit this holiday season?

While the tradition of the ham is suggested to have begun amongst the Germanic and Norse people as a tribute to Freyr, a god for whom the pig was sacred, it later grew to become synonymous with Christian Christmas celebrations and the tradition of eating ham was passed along with it and continues today. As this yuletide festival continues and families set traditions and change traditions, Gourmet Chips and Sauces would like to introduce you to two new mouthwatering recipes to consider this year for your holiday ham.

 
The recipes, very different in flavor and style, but equally delicious, can be prepared in a traditional oven, convection oven or in a smoker. They feature some of the company’s most popular condiments and sauces. Your dinner guests will be delightfully surprised, coming back for seconds and begging for your secret recipe. To order your “special ingredients” visit www.gourmetchip.com

Sweet Spicy Cherry Pineapple Ham
This sweet and spicy holiday ham is a definite showstopper. It is as equally good to eat as it is present at the table.

Ingredients

8-10 lb. smoked ham fully cooked20 oz can of pineapple rings in pineapple juice6 oz jar of maraschino cherries1 full bottle of Aubrey’s Sweet Cherry Sauce¼ Aubrey D’s Jalapeno Honey mustard¼ cup brown sugar dark or light¼ tsp ground nutmeg1 tsp ground cinnamon¼ tsp ground ginger¼ cup cornstarchToothpicks

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325º FMake sure the ham is completely thawedDecorate the ham with pineapples and cherries – using the toothpicks to hold them in place.In a large measuring cup, or medium sized bowl, combine the pineapple juice, Aubrey D’s Cherry sauce, brown sugar, Aubrey D’s Jalapeno honey mustard, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon.Stir everything, then sprinkle in the cornstarch.Whisk everything until lump free and transfer into a small saucepan.Put on stove on medium heat, whisking and boiling for 3-5 minutes. Remove.Pour the glaze all over the ham.Bake the ham, uncovered for 30 minutes.Remove the ham from the oven and baste.Place back in the oven for another 30 minutes.Remove the ham from the oven and baste again.Place back in the oven for 20-30 minutes.Check temperature – make sure center is at 140º FRemove. Let sit for 15 minutes.Serve and enjoy with your guests!

Spicy Brown Sugar Mustard Ham
You may want to consider making more than one of these hams. They are addicting and your guests will be coming back for seconds and thirds.

Ingredients
Bring ham to room temperature 1 hour before baking.

8-10 fully cooked bone-in ham2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (1 cup for glaze one cup in bottom of roasting pan.)1 cup honey½ cup Aubrey D’s Jalapeno honey mustard½ cup Aubrey D’s Jalapeno mustard¾ cup packed light or dark brown sugar3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar4 tablespoons Aubrey D Rebel Scotch Bonnet hot sauce1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350º F. Put oven rack on lowest position.Whisk chicken broth, honey brown sugar, Aubrey D mustards, vinegar, Aubrey D Rebel hot sauce and thyme in a medium bowl.Add 1 cup of chicken broth to roasting pan.Baste the ham and cover with foil. Place in oven (or smoker) for 1 ½ hours.After 1 ½ hours uncover and baste. Continue basting every 20-30 minutes until the ham is a deep reddish-brown and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 140º F – about an additional 1 ½ hours.If at any time during the cooking process the roasting pan is dry – add water.When the ham reaches the desired cooking temperature transfer to cutting board, let rest for 20 minutes before slicing.Enjoy!

About Gourmet Chips & Sauces: Launched in 2004, Gourmet Chips and Sauces is a specialized food company, whose aim is to create, design, manufacture and distribute new and exciting gourmet Hot and Spicy Products. Today our Hot and Spicy Products are sold across Canada and the United States of America as well as in various countries in Europe and Asia. We have a wide selection of Hot and Spicy Products, from condiments to BBQ sauces, from exotic inspired sauces to everyday super-hot dips, from the best line of hot sauces to the hottest potato chips, we have everything for the chili head! All of our products are made to the highest standards, quality and taste. Many of our products are all natural, gluten free, contain no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and are kosher. Hot snacks, hot sauces and hot condiments have never been this good! More hot and exciting products are on the way.

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