russian "skinny" easter ham buzhenina
Here is a healthy russian recipe for easter ham.. enjoy!
- 1 (8 -10 lb) fresh ham extra lean
- 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- salt, to taste ( you can use low sodium salt)
- 1 cup beer (miller 64 )
- 1 cup apple cider
- 3 cloves
- 2 bay leaves
- fresh ground black pepper, to taste
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Using a sharp knife, score the skin of the ham in a diamond pattern.
Mix together the mustard, brown sugar, and salt and spread all over the ham.
Place the ham on a rack in a roasting pan, add the remaining ingredients, and roast, basting with the juices, until a meat thermometer reads 170 degrees F or the juices run clear when you insert a skewer into the thickest part of the roast, about 3 hours.
Let the roast stand, covered with foil. for 15 minutes.
Carve into thin slices and serve with gravy, if desired. enjoy!