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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Meat)

Honey Dew Ham Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 5

1 1/4 lbs

1/2 cup

1 cup

1/2 cup

1 tablespoon

1/2 teaspoon

Chinese ham

Hot water

Crystal sugar (or sugar)

Dry lotus seeds or chestnuts

Wine

Kuei-hua juice (optional)

Method :
  • Trim off the black surface of the ham.

  • Soak the ham with hot water for about 1/2 hour, then wash it. Put the ham on a plate. Steam for about 1/2 hour.

  • Cut the ham crosswise into 1 inch wide, 2 inches long, thin slices. Arrange the ham slices attractively on the bottom of a bowl or deep plate. Put the odd sized pieces in the center.

  • Add half of crystal sugar, wine and hot water (to cover the ham). Steam for about 30 minutes.

  • Drain off the liquid from the steamed ham bowl. Add soaked lotus seeds (or chestnuts) and other half of crystal sugar. Steam for another 1/2 hour until the lotus seeds are tender.

  • To prepare sauce, pour the liquid from the steamed ham bowl into a small saucepan. Add kuei-hua juice and simmer until sauce thickened.

  • Turn ham from bowl to plate and pour sauce over it and serve.

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