When it comes to preparation and cooking for the big day, Christmas, I believe one should make a concerted effort to cook dishes in advance if possible. And so, that’s what I did. I went to work on a piece of bone-in ham. It took me virtually a couple of hours to bake same. This move will allow me to have space in the oven for other goodies on the day of Christmas.
After I made a few hashtags on my rump, I stuffed it with a few cloves for added flavors as well as appearance wise. It was a six-pounder so I cooked for approximately two hours (20 minutes per lb). I then basted my delicious ham with a rum/brandy/brown sugar sauce. To that I added freshly squeezed orange juice and a piece of pineapple along with a teaspoon of cornstarch for thickening. Sauce was simmered to a great reduction and then brushed during twenty minutes before completion of cooking time.
I was proud of my baked rump of a ham. I garnished same with various fresh fruits. Guys, the combination of the salty piece of ham and the contrasting fresh/cool fruits were just amazing. To say that I’m happy is an understatement. Guys, I’m over the moon.
Merry Christmas! And, as always, be kind to your loved ones as well as your beautiful palates.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
View more posts
2 thoughts on “AND WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING…..I WENT TO WORK ON A PIECE OF HAM RUMP”
Sounds delish – I love the island flavors going on, the rum especially. It reminds me of Christmas, too, sitting by the fire and drinking hot buttered rum!
Sounds like a perfect setting with the perfect spirit. Enjoy. Thanks for dropping by. Merry Christmas!!Cheers!