Ham baked in ginger beer and oranges


  • 2 Kg of pork ham
  • 3 Onions
  • 2 garlic heads
  • 1 orange
  • 4 anise stars
  • 2 l of ginger beer
  • 3 spoons of honey
  • 2 spoons of French mustard
  • 2 spoons of cloves
  • 2 spoons of salt



  1. Cut one onion into pieces, mix with grounded orange peel, anise and salt. Place the mixture with the ham in a pan.
  2. Add beer, but leave 100ml aside.
  3. Add some water until the ham is completely covered.
  4. Boil for two hours if the ham weights two kilograms – basically an hour per kilogram of meat.
  5. Cool the ham. If it has outer fat layer then cut the fat to get grate pattern.
  6. Mix honey with the beer left, add mustard and crushed cloves.
  7. Cover ham with the mixture and place in baking dish.
  8. Cut the remaining onions, garlic and orange and use them to cover the meat.
  9. Bake the ham in 200 degrees without cover for about 40 minutes, until it gets brown.
  10. Served with baked potatoes.

Bon appetite!