Chipotle-Glazed Ham with Cherry Jicama Salsa

by TGC Staff | April 21, 2011 12:00 am


Ham is the perennial favorite for Easter feasts with about 70 percent of Americans serving ham for their holiday dinner. The treasured festive centerpiece is also an affordable choice for the Easter table that won't break the bank - welcome news to most Americans who are looking to save, not spend, this holiday!

While it's traditional and affordable, ham is also versatile. It pairs well with any flavor, so it's easy to add a new taste to your holiday meal this year.

The latest trend research shows "exotic" flavors and fruits will have a big impact. Contemporize a classic and add a little zing to this year's holiday ham with on-trend recipes that incorporate spicy, fruity ingredients.

"While ham is delicious on its own, you can easily pair it with so many flavors," says Pamela Johnson, of the National Pork Board. "The tang or sweetness of glazes, sauces and chutneys is a sure-fire way to bring flair to your holiday feast."

For a twist, try celebrity chef Rick Bayless Chipotle-Glazed Ham with Cherry Jicama Salsa. With flavors such as dried cherries, chopped cilantro and chipotle chile, it will leave your mouth watering.

Chipotle-Glazed Ham with Cherry-Jicama Salsa

Makes 10-14 3-ounce servings of ham, 3 1/2 cups salsa


Cherry-Jicama Salsa Ingredients:


* Can be substituted with dried, sweetened tart cherries if unavailable

Nutrition Information Per Serving:

Calories: 410
Fat: 22g
Saturated Fat: 8g
Cholesterol: 80mg
Sodium: 1540mg
Carbohydrates: 23g
Protein: 29g
Fiber: 2g

Source: Rick and Lanie Bayless, authors of Rick & Lanie’s Excellent Kitchen Adventures (courtesy of the National Pork Board).

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