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Easter Ham

SmokinBob629SmokinBob629 Posts: 45
I ordered a pre-cooked ham shank from my local butcher for Easter dinner.  When I brought it home I realized they gave me a 7LB boneless ham. I don't know how if possible to prep and cook it for easter Sunday. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? should I try and find a different ham? even if spiraled? 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    Same as if it had a bone in it. Being devoid of bone makes it easier to cut if it's not pre-cut.

    Basically you just warm up those hams....to maybe 140F internal.  Typically people will add smoke and some sugary coating, possibly with the addition of scoring or otherwise mutilating the outside to create more surface area. 

    Anything goes.  As to the question if it is possible, the answer is yes.  It is possible these can be prepped and cooked for Easter.
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  • 4TheGrillOfIt4TheGrillOfIt Posts: 353
    Smoke it for a couple of hours at 275 with some applewood to 140 like Nola said,  Really, you’re just warming it through and adding some smoke.

    For a fantastic recipe with a Honey Baked ham style try this one from Malcolm Reed,  I’ve done it several times and it is fantastic!

    https://howtobbqright.com/2013/11/17/how-to-smoke-a-honeybaked-ham/ 

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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    I'd put it in a disposable aluminum pan, covered in foil, and heat it up on the egg indirect at about 300°F.  I'd put a little water in the pan.  

    Then, when you pull it from the egg, everyone will be amazed that you "grilled" the Easter ham.  Only you will know that you really just heated up a pre-cooked piece of meat in your egg.

    Happy Easter.  I have done it several times and each year people are amazed that I "grilled" the ham.  Best ham they ever tasted...
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  • SmokinBob629SmokinBob629 Posts: 45
    I should have specified the ham has never been cooked. Its just a raw, boneless piece of pork
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    Cook to 165F.
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  • BigGreenKevBigGreenKev Posts: 148
    I should have specified the ham has never been cooked. Its just a raw, boneless piece of pork
    Yes you can. I have done so many times.  I usually brine it myself but you most likely don't have time for that.  It may be brined already.
  • SmokinBob629SmokinBob629 Posts: 45
    I should have specified the ham has never been cooked. Its just a raw, boneless piece of pork
    Yes you can. I have done so many times.  I usually brine it myself but you most likely don't have time for that.  It may be brined already.
    How do I brine it?

  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,947
    Arrggh. Peanut gallery creating confusion again.

    You never *need* to brine anything.  It's optional.  Just smoke it to 165F.  If it's "raw", meaning not cured, it will taste like a pork roast, which is perfectly delicious.  Brining it won't make it taste any different.
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