Friday, August 5, 2011
Sweet Tea Brined Ham
Here was a cool idea for a leg of fresh ham we got from the farmer this week. When I thought about the ham and how delicious it would be after being slowly roasted, we decided to brine it in a sweet tea base to really bring out a southern flare. Since the leg is about 30 #, it will take close to 15 - 20 days to get the full effect of the brine (about half a day per #). Small hints of lemon, cardamon, clove, cinnamon, molasses, and brown sugar will really bring this brine some flavor.