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I get emails from people all year round, but especially at Easter, asking how to cook a ham. Not so fast. First I need to know which kind of ham do you have? A true ham is a rear leg of a hog from hip to knee. Most have a bone in it, but some are boneless. Sounds simple, right? I wish. There are exceptions, the picnic ham, which comes from the lower part of the front leg, and the turkey ham, which comes from a fowl (whose idea was this?). Let's clarify the murk. Here's what you need to know when shopping for a ham and tips for cooking it, indoors or out.




The most common ham of all in the US is the wet cured ham, and it is a notch better when cooked on the grill than in the oven. Here's how to grill the Ultimate Easter Ham.


But you need a great sweet glazed to counter that salty ham, and here's one from the great Pitmaster, Chris Lilly of Big Bob Gibson's Bar-B-Que in Decatur, AL. Throw out the packet of chemicals that came with your ham and make his Spiced Apricot Glaze.


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Asparagus is coming in from the South and it reaches its apogee on the grill. It's easy, and here's how.




And while you're at it, how about some grilled sweet potato steak fries.


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I often meet people who say they don't like lamb but they love beef. I submit that's because they've never had lamb prepared properly: Grilled medium rare like a steak. There are two amazing cuts and two more very good cuts. Click here to learn about lamb cuts.




My favorite prep is Lamb Loin Chops in Sheep Dip. These tiny T-bones are incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful.




Right up there in the red meat hall of fame is rack of lamb, but I prefer to cut them into double wide bone-in ribeyes, Lamb Lollipops.




To feed a crowd, you want a Leg of Lamb with a Board Sauce.




For a killer sandwich, cut the leg or shoulder into cubes and try my recipe for Binghamton Spiedies.




Or take those cubes and make something more exotic withMoroccan Mechoui.




Finally, if you have never made a Lamburger, you don't know what you are missing. My technique is tooooo simple.

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