Christmas Recipes: Traditional Christmas Dinner

Try an orange and ginger glazed leg of ham with roast veggies, beautiful steamed broccoli, freshly podded peas and corn on the cob. This festive feast wouldn’t be complete without
a rich and moist fruitcake or Christmas pudding with lashings of brandy butter sauce.

Orange and ginger glazed leg of ham
Serves 12 people

1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
(Benny’s Fruit Corner; Stalls 1-2, H Shed)
¼ cup honey
(raw orange blossom honey from Thao; Stall 71, B Shed)
a pinch of white pepper
(Gewürzhaus; Shop 7-9)
1 tablespoon ground ginger
(Gewürzhaus; see above)
2 tablespoons olive oil
(Faraday’s extra-virgin olive oil from Pavilion Select Produce; Shop 31-32, Dairy Hall)
4kg leg smoked ham
(Vic Meat Supply; Shop 18, Meat Hall)

To make the marinade, combine the orange juice, honey, pepper, ground ginger and olive oil, and mix well.
Score the ham in a diamond pattern and place in a large zip-lock food bag with the marinade, seal and turn to coat.
Refrigerate overnight, turning the bag occasionally. Bake in a 200°C oven for 40 minutes, basting often. Rest the ham for 10 minutes before carving.