Honey-Spiced Ham

Honey-Spiced Ham

  • Preparation 30 min
  • Cooking 3 h 20 min
  • Servings 10
  • Freezes Yes

This hefty ham is a testament to our belief that more really is more, at least when it comes to frugal and filling one-pot meals. All in all, it yields 10 portions and makes for canny leftover planning (i.e., planned-overs). We’re at a loss to describe the heavenly sauce: Bolstered by honey, ginger, curry, chili flakes and cinnamon, it’ll get lapped up with spoons, and then with fingers, in no time. Enjoy your ham the day of, but by all means, refrigerate the extras to make our ham and egg toast the next day.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine WINTER 2017 (p. 56)
  • Sans noix
  • Sans lactose
  • Sans gluten
  • Sans produits laitiers
  • Sans oeufs



    • 1 bone-in smoked shoulder ham, about 7 1/2 lb (3.5 kg)
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 4 thin slices fresh ginger
    • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive oil
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) honey
    • 1 tsp curry powder
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 4 bay leaves
    • 1 stick cinnamon
    • 4 cups (1 litre) no-salt-added chicken broth (see note)


Note from Ricardo

Because the ham used in this recipe is already salted, we use chicken broth with no added salt. If unavailable, simply use water.

Personal Note