This receipe is awesome and as far as your grievance on the inhumane treatment of pigs well do what I do go shoot urself a wild hog and cook him up
Pan sauce is excellent!!
This is fabulous recipe and am making it for Easter Dinner. I might even try it in an oven bag. Any thoughts on that ideas?
Joyfull, I was very surpised you used this forum to share your point of view and that of one show that you saw on TV. It is important to be concious of where we buy our products these days. If that was your meaning, I understand. If you investigate further, ALL animals kept for human consumption are kept the same way, Veal, chickens, cows - check out some news clips on cow slaughter and you will never eat beef again. Also what the meat packers put into the hamburgers you buy in the frozen food section - read the ingredients. How about how we treat race horses, those that do not win, get PACKED on a truck for Canada slaughter and some don't survive the trip from trampling and dehydration. I understand your thoughts, but that is just one viewpoint that you saw, do some more research. I am not a vegetarian but am selective with my purchases. Such as I have my own beef ground by the butcher. Has anyone bought a puppy from a pet store? Do you know how that puppy was produced? By mass breeding of one female kept in a tiny cage with no human contact, bred time and time again to produce puppies. As an educator, it is important to research your viewpoint thoroughy before sharing. :) Sorry everyone, but I just had to say something.
Joyfull, I completely agree.
I have chosen to eat less meat and spend more money to guarantee that the meat I eat is not treated inhumanely.
For the last 5 Easters, I have purchased my ham at Whole Foods. It costs about $50, but I only make ham a once or twice a year, and it is worth it to me to know that I do not support factory farming.
I only buy meat from Whole Foods or from my local farmers' market. I buy my Thanksgiving Turkey, burgers for the 4th of July, etc. this way. And I eat meatless meals about 60-70% of the time.
I have lost 40 pounds, significantly lowered my cholesterol, and I feel better about the food I eat. Additionally, it TASTES better -- actually MUCH better, than factory farmed meat.
It's worth it. And you can still have your Easter ham.
I made this recipe, and it was delicious.
And this IS the right forum for Joyfull to bring this up. Being conscious about the food we eat is important.
I thought this recipe was absolutely wonderful. My entire family enjoyed it and I will be making it for Easter dinner this year as well.
This recipe is definitley a keeper! Very delicious and the pan sauce is awesome. I was going to skip that part and am glad I didn't. The recipe was a bit confusing though. It said "scraping up any 1/2 cup of water"; no idea what that meant and it didn't say when to add the broth? I just guessed. Bruce and Mark, please correct the recipe. Thanks.
Excellent rub for the ham. I love the fact that it's not a sweet glaze. The pan sauce made it over the top fantastic. Read my full review at: http://themomchef.blogspot.com/2010/12/fresh-ham-with-rosemary-garlic-and.html
@Joyfull...While I likewise don't care for the inhumane treatment of animals raised for consumption or otherwise, perhaps you should have chosen another forum to air your grievances other than Fine Cooking. This is not the time and definitely not the place for such vulgarity. Shame on you! Your username does not suit you at all!
I'm a huge lover of ham. Its always been my favorite meal, but after just recently watching a hidden video taken in one of the largest suppliers of pork in the US, I refuse to buy ham or pork unless they change the way they treat pigs. Watching pregnant pigs crammed into gestation crates so small, they could not turn around. Going slowly insane from being penned in such a small confined space, that they chew the metal bars trying to escape. All the while, the chewing causes their teeth & mouths to rip, and bleed onto the floor. Even with the ripping and bleeding, they continue to chew the bars. Its absolutely horrid how they are treated. I realize these animals are destined for slaughter, but there is no excuse in this day and age, that pigs nor any other animal destined for slaughter, to be treated so inhumanely. For this pork supplier to plead poverty as the excuse they've not eliminated gestation crates as promised, when in fact, they had a profit of almost 7 million dollars in the last quarter, is beyond pathetic.
Delicious! It is a lot of meat, but the leftovers were a bonus. I made the polenta spoonbread and that was great, too. The bone made a good bean soup. I had no trouble finding a fresh ham but I live in a community where there are many folks with eastern european origin. I will make this again. The butcher disagreed with the author in which end of the ham to choose. The butcher thought that the muscle in the shank end was stringier than in the butt end.