Jerked ham

Australian Gourmet Traveller Caribbean recipe for jerked ham
Jerked ham

Jerked ham

Chris Chen
2H 30M
3H 15M

Jamaican jerk spice mix is perfect for flavouring a whole ham. It can also be used with barbecued poultry and fish with equally good results. You will need to begin this recipe a day ahead.


Jerk seasoning
Honey basting mix



1.For jerk seasoning, combine all ingredients in a blender, season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and process until smooth, then transfer to a bowl. Makes about 3 cups.
2.Carefully remove skin from ham and score fat in a criss-cross fashion. Rub jerk seasoning over the ham and into the scored fat, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
3.For honey basting mix, combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until honey dissolves. Set aside.
4. Preheat oven to 180C. Place ham in large roasting tray and roast for 2 hours. Remove from oven, pour over basting mixture and roast for 30 minutes, basting continuously until ham is golden brown. Cool for at least 1 hour. Serve with mustard and mango chutney to the side.

You can substitute fresh habaneros with a mixture of hot, red birds-eye chillies and dried habaneros available from



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