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Grilling a whole ham for Christmas

Day 2 of our Christmas Ham on the Grill series and we have a great recipe that grills up in a big way. According to a post over at epicurious.com, grill master Chris Schlesinger grilled a whole ham with the recipe below. The recipe below has been scaled down to half shank proportions. This recipe will take a day or more of prep time and between two and three hours of grilling time. It is not a simple recipe but it is not terribly complex either. I am sure all you grill masters have what it takes to make the Christmas ham.

For brining ham

  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup table salt
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 4 whole nutmegs, cracked
  • 1 (8- to 10-lb) bone-in shank-end fresh ham, skinned and trimmed of all but a thin layer of fat

For spice rub

  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons coriander se...
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