Soy and citrus glazed baked ham

Glazed ham.
Glazed ham. Photo: Marina Oliphant

Make your Christmas pork shine with this tasty, Asian suggestion.


1 x 4.5kg leg of cooked ham on the bone

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup mirin

1/2 cup soft brown sugar

1/2 cup fresh orange juice

2 star anise


Preheat the oven to 180C. With a small, sharp knife cut around the top of the ham bone and then gently peel the skin from the ham, using your fingers to loosen the skin. Try to keep a thick layer of fat on the ham. Discard skin and score the fat on the ham in a diamond pattern.

Mix together the soy, mirin, brown sugar, orange juice and star anise in a small saucepan and heat gently until sugar dissolves.

Brush it all over the ham to glaze it. Place in a baking dish and bake the ham for about 30 minutes, basting frequently. The ham should be beautiful and golden. Leave it to cool before slicing.