We at Maui Maid love a really delicious Easter ham, but were at times a little perplexed at exactly how to prepare those cooked hams from the supermarket so that they were just as flavorful as those expensive gourmet hams that one buys already glazed and sliced. So, we enlisted the help of our favorite chef, Ivan Flowers and he demystified the process for us! We think that once you make this ham, you will NEVER buy those expensive hams again. After the recipes, we also have some really great cooking tips from Chef Flowers that should help to make your Easter dinner not only delicious, but stress free.
Slow Baked Smoked Easter Ham with Grilled Pineapple Teriyaki Glaze
By Chef Ivan Flowers
1 Smoked fully cooked Ham, Bone in 8 to 10 pounds
1 small Del Monte Gold Pineapple
½ cup Maui Maid Teriyaki Sauce
3 tablespoons garlic puree ( 3 tablespoons olive oil and 8 garlic cloves placed in a blender till smooth)
Juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
Slowly bake ham at 300f degrees for 2 hours or till warm in center
Grill pineapple slices (core removed) on each side for 4 minutes till caramelized
Cube pineapple into small cubes and place in a sauté pan with olive oil and garlic puree and sauté till caramelized (5 minutes)
Deglaze with Teriyaki sauce and reduce (5 minutes)
Add butter and juice of 1 lemon and 1 orange and vinegar and reduce by 1/3
Place mixture in a blender and pulse for 20 seconds till smooth
Raise oven temp to 450F degrees and liberally baste ham
Allow ham to cook for 15 minutes till pineapple glaze is nicely browned
Of course, man (or woman!) cannot live on ham alone (although after trying it, you may want to!) so Chef Ivan Flowers also created a side dish using the fresh spring flavors of green beans.
Panko Crusted Fresh Green Beans with Spiced Teriyaki Butter
By Chef Ivan Flowers
1 pound fresh green beans
1/8 pound unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Maui Maid Spicy Teriyaki Sauce
3 garlic cloves smashed
Juice of 1 lemon
½ cup Panko bread crumbs
Soften butter and add Maui Maid Spiced Teriyaki sauce, mix and blend well. Make sure it is smooth.
Roll mixture in parchment paper till a cylinder forms and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Place green beans in lemon infused boiling water for 6 minutes or till al dente. Reserve
Place teriyaki butter in sauté pan with green beans and garlic cloves and sauté till coated, then remove cloves.
Sprinkle panko on to green beans and sauté till the bread crumbs start to get crispy
Place on a baking sheet and finish under a broiler for 3 minutes
Okay, now those tips from the Chef that we promised…
1. Always warm your pre-cooked/smoked ham at 300 degrees so it does not dry out.
2. Once ham is warmed through, add the glaze & turn up oven to 450 degrees. Glaze should be perfectly caramelized in about 15 minutes.
3. Save your ham bone. Store in the freezer and use for fantastic split pea soup.
4. If making mashed potatoes, add garlic cloves (peeled), black peppercorns, fresh thyme and rosemary sprigs to the water when boiling the potatoes. It will infuse the potatoes with wonderful flavor.
5. Do your prep Friday and Saturday BEFORE Easter. So you are not just cooking all day & can enjoy the holiday.
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Seems like everyone is gearing up for the big game on Sunday. We thought we would share a few easy and delicious recipes that are sure to please all your hungry guests.
Football and chicken wings. A classic, right? Well, we have put a spin on these with a Teriyaki glaze. Instead of blue cheese, try dipping into ranch dressing. You will love the ying and the yang of the sweet and sour elements on these wings.
Sweet and Sour Teriyaki Chicken Wings
2 Pounds Chicken wings (first joint and drumette pieces)
2 Cups Chopped Cilantro
1/2 cup Maui Maid Teriyaki Marinade
1/2 cup Mae Ploy Sweet Chili Sauce
1/8 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
Juice of five limes
In a fryer at 375F cook wings till crispy and done
In a large bowl combine cilantro, teriyaki, chili sauce, vinegar and lime juice
Place hot wings in bowl and coat well
Want to jazz up your onion dip? Try crumbling some of this easy to make glazed bacon into the dip. Plus, this bacon is great on burgers, sandwiches and pizza.
Teriyaki Roasted Bacon
1 Pound Thick cut ranch bacon
1/4 cup Teriyaki
1 teaspoon molasses
Combine Molasses with teriyaki and brush on bacon
Place bacon on a sprayed rack and cook at 350F for 8 minutes
Meatballs are all the rage and we have a recipe with an Hawaiian twist that is sure to impress your guests. Serve sauced with toothpicks or make into a slider and top with creamy cole slaw.
Baked Meatballs with Garlic & Sweet Chili Peanut Glaze
2 pounds 80/20 ground chuck
½ cup finely minced onions
2 tablespoons garlic puree
1 cup grated pecorino cheese
1 cup mascarpone or cream cheese
1 cup Maui Maid Teriyaki sauce
½ cup tomato paste
2 cups fresh chopped arugula
2 cups peanut butter
¼ cup chopped cilantro (fine)
Juice of 2 lemons and 1 lime
3 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil
In a large mixing bowl break cup ground beef and let sit at room temperature for 20 minutes
Sauté onions in olive oil over medium heat till translucent (8 minutes)
Add garlic puree and continue to cool till garlic is slightly browned (4 minutes)
Add tomato paste and cook another four minutes
Place chopped arugula into sauté pan and cook an additional 30 seconds
Place warm mixture with the pecorino cheese and mascarpone cheese into ground beef and work well with hands till combined. Salt and pepper to taste
Roll beef mixture into 1 ounce balls and place on a sprayed baking sheet in a 400 degree oven and cook for 12 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes after removing from oven
In a stainless steel bowl over boiling water place peanut butter, sweet chili sauce lemon and lime juice and teriyaki sauce
Whisk till a smooth creamy sauce develops (7 minutes)
Add finely chopped cilantro
Glaze meatballs with sauce or simply use as a dipping sauce
Let us know how these recipes turned out. For more recipes visit us at teriyakiworld.net