This mango and mustard glazed ham would be a wonderful addition to your Easter table! With a quick, easy and delicious mango and mustard glaze, it's a perfect way to brighten up your Easter meal.
Ham and fruit is a classic combination. The fresh, sweet fruit flavours pair beautifully with the salty and smokey ham. So it should be no surprise that mangos also go perfectly with ham. This quick and easy Mango and Mustard Glaze is just the thing to brighten up your Easter ham!
A Bit About Mangos
Mangos are one of the most popular fruits in the world and are a staple in the diets of many cultures. Mangos are available year round, so you can always get your hands on a perfect mango. While this tropical fruit tends to remind us of Summer, using it throughout the year can introduce a little sweet, fruity taste any time.
Selecting a Mango: Don't judge a mango by it's colour! Red does not mean ripe. To find a ripe mango, just squeeze gently. A ripe mango will be slightly soft, like a peach or avocado. That said, if you have a firm mango, it will ripen at room temperature over a few days.
Storing your Mangos: Keep unripe mangos at room temperature. Never refrigerate mangos before they are ripe. Once ripe however, they can be moved to the refrigerator to slow down the ripening process for a few days.
Mangos pack a nutritional punch, too. At just 100 calories per cup and providing 100% of your daily vitamin C needs, they are always great choice. They are also a good source of dietary fibre. Adding mango to your diet may help maintain and regulate gut health and healthy gut bacteria levels. All that and they are delicious, too :)
You will have left-over mango glaze most probably, but don't throw it out! It would make a great salad dressing. Simply whisk it up with some olive or vegetable oil and drizzle over a salad, for a delicious, fruity salad dressing.
Speaking of salad, if you want to really run with the flavours of this ham, make a salad to go with it. Simply toss together some lovely fresh, curly kale, with cherry tomato halves, sliced red onion and of course, some fresh mango slices or cubes. Drizzle with salad dressing whipped up from your left-over glaze.
Mango and Mustard Glazed Spiral Ham
- 10 lb bone-in spiral ham
- 1 cup mango, cubed
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp dijon
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- Allow ham to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to cooking.
- Preheat oven to 325°F. Place ham cut-side down in a roasting pan and bake for 1 hour and 10 minutes.
- While the ham is cooking, make the glaze by combining mango, vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic and pepper in a blender. Puree until smooth.
- Brush the glaze over the entire ham, return to the oven, and continue to cook for another 20 minutes, until the glaze is set and the internal temperature of the ham reaches 140°F. Serve.
Nutritional information provided for general guidance only and should not be relied upon to make personal health decisions.