Yield: About 64 (3 oz) Portions
1 Large Shoulder Ham (11 – 13 Lbs)
15 Spice Cloves
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
½ Cup of Honey
3 Tbsp of Minced Fresh Fine Thyme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Place shoulder ham on a flat sheet pan. With dry napkins, swab and dry the outer surface area of the ham and ensure it is dry all round.
In a slightly shallow and wide baking tray, line the inner base with two layers of foil. Place ham in the baking tray with the fat cap up.
With a small paring knife, stick slight holes into the surface of the ham and gently push one clove in each hole. (Do not put too much cloves as this can have an overwhelming flavor)
Cover ham with foil properly.
For each pound the ham weighs, cook for 18 minutes and place in the hot oven to bake.
In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar, honey and thyme and let sit for flavors to mingle.
In the last 25 – 30 minutes of cooking time, remove the foil of the ham and apply the Honey & Brown Sugar Thyme Scented Glaze. Do this evenly with a brush and place back in oven to finish cook or until the internal temperature of the ham reaches 150 degrees fahrenheit by sticking a cooking thermometer in the centre of the ham.
Remove from oven and let sit for half hour before slicing.
Serve sliced ham in sandwich style with homemade bread and top with a few teaspoons of chow chow.