Smoked Ham for dinner and for this weekends SmokinAl inspired Chicken Cordon Bleu. Q-View too!

Discussion in 'Pork' started by slief, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. slief

    slief Smoke Blower

    After reading up on SmokinAl's Throw-Down winning de-boned Chicken Cordon Bleu and falling in love, I decided to give it a whirl. It also gave me an excuse to make up another ham for dinner. I picked up a nice bone in half ham. I cut the skin and fat off it and injected it with lots of maple syrup. I then gave the hams exterior with a good slathering of maple syrup followed by a decent dusting of brown sugar and a bit of garlic powder. I put it in a bag and left it in the fridge overnight. Yesterday I left work early to get my cook on!  The smoker was set to 230. I put the ham in a foil pan along side some roast beef that was for future meals. I put the fat that I removed from the ham on a rack above the ham and used some of the maple syrup ham juice that was left in the bag to wet the fat down and give it some additional flavor while it rendered over the ham.

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    I basted it every hour or so using the drippings from the pan that the ham was in.

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    After about 5 hours it was at 145* and ready to be pulled.

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    Since I am planning on using some of this ham for the Chicken Cordon Bleu, I opted to run some of the ham through my meat

    slicer.. This was taken after we ate a bunch for dinner. It was one of the best hams I have ever had!

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  2. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Great looking ham.  Can't wait to see the chicken!

    Curt.
     
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I can't wait to see this!

    That's a beautiful looking ham!
     
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that looks yummie[​IMG]
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That is a beauty and I can't wait to see the Chicken 
     
  6. [​IMG][​IMG]Gonna be a long one I think.
     
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The Ham looks great

    I'll hang around to see the chicken [​IMG]
     
  8. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Great Ham...The Chicken should be fun...JJ
     
  9. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That ham looks wonderful. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]  for the long haul. 
     
  10. slief

    slief Smoke Blower

    OK, here is a plucken teaser!  de-boned the birds and they are now resting in a nice brine bath. I will start a new thread in the poultry section on Saturday if not Sunday after I finish. The ham leftovers will go to good use!

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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  11. berninga87

    berninga87 Smoking Fanatic

    Lookin good so far!
     
  12. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great start!
     
  13. slief

    slief Smoke Blower

    Chicken Cordon Bleu was a huge success and the best use of a ham ever! I started a separate thread in the poultry section. Thank you so much Al for the great recipe!!

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    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  14. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It doesn't get much better than that!

    You did an awesome job!

    Congrats!!!
     
  15. johnnie walker

    johnnie walker Smoking Fanatic

    slief, that all looks Mmm, Mmm good! [​IMG]  I need to check out Als recipe.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  16. Wow, they both look great!
     

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