Holiday Ham cooking instructions
Pre-heat conventional oven to 350 degrees, then unwrap your delectable holiday ham and place in a shallow baking dish.
Baste ham liberally with a mixture of vegetable oil of your choice and soy sauce or tamari. Cover baking dish with foil then bake for about 45 minutes, depending on the heat capacity of your oven, until the internal temperature reaches 120 degrees. Remove foil and cover with Glaze (see recipe below) then bake for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from oven, then enjoy!
Sauteéd Orange Kale with Bacon
3 medium-size shallots, thinly sliced
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
4oz vegan Maple Glazed Bacon
1 bunch of kale (curly or lacinato)
4 medium-size oranges
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Peel and thinly slice shallots. Sauté in a large dutch oven or deep sauté pan with the olive oil on medium-low heat for about 10 minutes until tender and translucent. In the meantime, finely chop the maple bacon and set aside. Remove the stem of kale and discard, wash remaining leaf and roughly chop. Zest all four oranges. Juice two of the oranges and cut the remaining two oranges into segments. Set aside juice, zest and segments.
Once the shallot is tender, add the diced bacon. Sauté for around five minutes and add the orange juice to deglaze the pan. Simmer the juice until reduced by half. Add the kale, orange segments and zest. Stir to incorporate and season with salt and pepper. Continue cooking, covered for another 5 minutes until kale has become slightly wilted. Serves 3-4 people.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 and 1/2 teaspoons molasses
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon sunflower oil
2 teaspoons pineapple juice
Whisk all ingredients together until combined and pour over ham during last 15 minutes of baking.