The Christmas ham is a real centrepiece to the festive dinner table so even if you don’t have a very large crowd to feed, it's worth getting a whole one. The leftovers will keep you going for a week! We've put together a few of our favourite fool-proof recipes to inspire you. From the classic baked ham to a jerk ham twist (thanks Jamie) to a veggie version for those meat-avoiders at the table, there's enough here to inspire you.
Add a spiced twist to your baked Christmas ham with Jamie Oliver's Jerk Ham from his Christmas Cookbook. Jamie says; "The contrast of gorgeous juicy ham with the outer crust of incredible jerk flavours and the sweet rummy marmalade glaze that finishes it off is just brilliant". We're sold.
For a classic ham recipe, try this Baked Christmas Ham from The Great British Bake Off: Christmas. Their top tip to get ahead for Christmas? Bake and leave your ham in a cool place for up to a day in advance, then finish it in the hot oven at the last minute.
Glazed with mango chutney, mixed spice and paprika, Gizzi Erskine's Spiced Mango-Roasted Ham from My Kitchen Table: 100 Foolproof Suppers is a tropical twist on the classic.
Pairing celariac with mustard, peppercorns, honey and paprika, this Celeriac Hasselback 'Ham' is Rachel Khoo's clever vegetarian twist on a classic Swedish recipe. From The Little Swedish Kitchen, this is the perfect alternative to the classic Christmas ham.