Roasted Fresh Ham with Citrus and Rye

Roasted Fresh Ham with Citrus and Rye
Photo by Ditte Isager


  • 4 whole star anise
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated orange zest
  • ¼ cup kosher salt
  • ½ cup fresh sage
  • Fresh ham is available by special order from your butcher.
  • 1 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried red pepper flakes
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 1/3 cup rye whiskey
    • 1 12-pound fresh ham, cut from the shank end
    • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
    • 1 cup chicken stock or low-sodium chicken broth (optional)

Using a utility knife or a sharp knife, carefully score skin of ham at 3/4"-1" intervals in a crosshatch pattern, taking care to cut just through skin and fat, not into the meat. Whisk sage, 1/4 cup salt, orange zest, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl. Rub salt mixture all over ham. Transfer ...

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