smoked ham with figs

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for the ham

  • smoked ham
  • 1 onion
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns, crushed
  • 3 or 4 bay leaves
  • 5 or 6 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 small bunch of parsley stalks

for the figs

  • 1 lb dried figs
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 small dried chile

for the glaze:

  • 1 Tbsp English mustard
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup rum or whiskey
  • 15 to 20 cloves

for the parsley sauce:

  • 1 carrot
  • ½ onion or 1 shallot
  • 1 celery stick
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • about 3 cups parsley leaves, chopped
  • freshly ground pepper

Day 0 Get smoked ham from your mother-in-law as a Easter gift 😉

Day 1 and 2 Put the ham into cold water and let it stay in a cold place for 48h (change water every 12 h).

Day 3 Follow the fantastic instructions here.

Thanks Zo for the inspiration!

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