Unofficial Witcher Cookbook: Ham and Nightshade Recipe
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Try out this Ham and Nightshade recipe found in the cookbook!
Mages are sent to kingdoms across the Continent to provide wisdom, magic, and strategy to their new kings. But when a certain mage is tired of the disrespect and politics of the generals in her court, she takes their power for herself over a feast of ham and nightshade, cleverly masking the deadly nightshade with the taste of alcohol.
Serves: 6 | Prep and Cook Time: 2½ hours
7-pound smoked bone-in ham
12 ounces dark beer
1½ cups brown sugar
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
2 tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons allspice
1 tablespoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place an oven safe oven rack on top.
2. Place the ham on the rack and score the ham by making diagonal cuts in the fat along the sides of the ham, cutting down about. inch. Then turn the ham and repeat the cuts diagonally from one side to the other to form diamond shapes.
3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the beer, brown sugar, maple syrup, mustard, coconut aminos or soy sauce, cornstarch, salt, allspice, smoked paprika, and pepper. Taking about of ⅓ the mixture, brush it on the entire ham generously.
4. Place the ham in the oven, uncovered, and bake it for 1 hour. Remove it from the oven, brush another 1/3 of the glaze on top, and place the ham back in the oven. Bake it for an additional hour or until the top is brown and crisp. Remove the ham from the oven and set it aside.
5. In a small saucepan, add the remaining ⅓ of the glaze. Heat it over medium-low heat until the alcohol has cooked out and the glaze is thick. Remove the saucepan from the heat and pour the glaze into a serving bowl.
6.Slice the ham and serve it warm with the glaze. Enjoy!
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