Home curing is easy and yields a far more flavorful bacon than the store-bought kind.
Cured country hams can be cooked with sweet beverages, like ginger ale, champagne, or, in this case, Coca-Cola, to counteract their salty character.
A flavorful but underappreciated cut of meat, fresh ham—an un-cured leg of pork—is great for roasting and braising. This recipe is a version of a Mexican adobado, a preparation that calls for slathering meat with chile paste and then grilling, frying, or roasting it.
Fresh, unsmoked ham makes a delicious roast.
This simple recipe makes a tasty ham.