Pickapeppa sauce, also known as “Jamaican Ketchup”, is a wonderful condiment that is only produced in Jamaica. As anyone who has tried it knows, it is not like any other hot sauce on the market. Sugar, vinegar, mangoes, raisins, tamarinds, peppers, and spices are cooked with onions and tomatoes, then aged like wine in oak barrels for about a year. It’s a hot, sweet, spicy, complex seasoning and the perfect pairing with anything grilled. Serve this BBQ Glazed Ham with Grilled Sweet Potatoes.
4 tablespoons Pickapeppa sauce
1/2 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
5 teaspoons of molasses
1 (3 to 4 pound) boneless precooked ham
10 thin slices of shallot
2 glasses of orange juice
juice of two lemons
1/2 cup dark rum
2 butter spoons
Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for indirect grilling to 375°F by placing a drip pan under the cooler side of the grill grate. Cover a roasting pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
In a small bowl, combine the Pickapeppa, allspice, coriander, cloves, cinnamon, and molasses and set aside.
Using a sharp knife, make about 10 cuts in the ham and insert a slice of shallot into each cut. Transfer ham to prepared skillet. In a large bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, and rum. Spread half the juice mixture over the ham, reserving the rest.
Using a butter knife, spread the spice paste over the ham, working a little into the holes where the shallots were placed.
Place pan on grill rack over indirect heat, lower lid, and cook, basting with pan juices, for 1/2 to 2 hours until a thermometer, inserted in center, registers 160°F. For the reserved juice mixture over the ham. Using oven mitts to protect your hands, cover the ham with aluminum foil, sealing the edges around the pan. Cook for 20 more minutes.
Remove the roasting pan from your barbecue. Transfer ham to a serving platter, covering with aluminum foil. Set aside for 10 minutes. Carefully pour the pan juices into a saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Cook until the liquid is reduced by half, or about 12 to 14 minutes. Cream the butter just before serving.
Slice and serve the ham, with the sauce on the side.
This BBQ Glazed Ham recipe serves 6 to 8.