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Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

Kateryna YagovychLS Food
Secrets of cooking Easter ham. Source: bettycrocker.com

No Easter celebration is complete without baked homemade ham. Pork is most often chosen for baking. To make the meat juicy and soft, it needs to be properly marinated.

The idea of making homemade Easter ham was published on the Instagram page of food blogger Alex Mil (mil_alexx). The meat should be soaked in salt water before baking.

Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

Ingredients:

  • pork tenderloin or steak - 1200-1500 g
  • water - 1.5-2 liters
  • salt - 2-3 tsp.

Ingredients for the marinade:

  • soy sauce - 50 g
  • honey - 70 g
  • grain mustard - 2 tbsp
  • spice mix for meat
  • dried herbs
  • water - 50 ml.

Method of preparation:

Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

1. Skewer the meat on both sides.

2. Put on a plate, cover with water, add salt and leave to marinate for 4 hours.

3. Drain the water and wipe the meat with a napkin.

Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

4. For the marinade, add soy sauce, liquid honey, grain mustard, dried herbs and spices to the meat.

5. Stir the marinade, pour over the meat and rub well on all sides.

6. Leave to marinate for at least 6 hours, preferably longer.

Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

7. Transfer to a baking dish.

8. Add water to the remaining sauce, mix, and pour over the meat.

9. Cover with a lid or foil.

Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

10. Bake at 180 degrees for 70-90 minutes, depending on the size of the meat.

11. Remove every 20 minutes and pour the marinade over the meat.

12. When the meat is ready, remove from the mold and let it cool.

Soft and juicy Easter ham for a festive table: what to marinate the meat in

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