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    How Canadians De-Salt Their Ham

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    2 hrs 10 mins

    10 mins

    2 hrs

    puppitypup's Note:

    I found this on the under Canadian recipes. I haven't tried it yet, but it claims to produce a moist, tasty ham that's not overly salty like most. Posted for ZWT.

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    Serves: 12



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 325 degrees and trim the fat from the ham.
    2. 2
      Marinate in the Ginger Ale for at least 4 hours in the fridge, turning if needed.
    3. 3
      Place in foil lined baking dish.
    4. 4
      Mix together the beer, mustard and molasses, spread over ham.
    5. 5
      Cover ham with foil and bake 15 minutes per pound, then remove foil and bake an additional 20 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 22, 2009


      I purchased a 20 lb whole smoked ham from Tom Thumb for Easter Dinner and I was afraid that this wouldn't work, but it really did! Just as Carmen B. previously posted, I used 1 liter bottle ginger-ale and marinated for 5 hrs. then turned over and marinated overnight. This is such an ingenious way to de-salt ham! Thanks for the recipe!

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    • on April 14, 2009


      I used one 1 liter bottle of ginger-ale for an 8 lb bone-in leg shank ham and marinated in the fridge for about 5 hours. This turned out so moist it was unbelievable and the ham wasn't salty like it usually is. I will be doing this every time I make a ham. I might even try it on those salty ham steaks. Thank you for a great way to make a better ham.

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    • on June 20, 2008


      IT WORKS!!! I put this recipe to the test with some country ham steaks and you KNOW how salty those are. I soaked them in the ginger ale for about 4 hours and they are absolutely perfect. I only cooked it for 15 minutes covered then 15 minutes uncovered, so my glaze wasn't thickened yet, but I will just finish it off on the stove. This is wonderful. Made for ZWT4.

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    Nutritional Facts for How Canadians De-Salt Their Ham

    Serving Size: 1 (288 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 340.4
    Calories from Fat 102
    Total Fat 11.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 98.2 mg
    Sodium 2873.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 12.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 9.3 g
    Protein 42.7 g

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