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Red-Simmered Fresh Ham and Chestnuts

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 1 3-lb fresh ham
  • 2 Scallion stalks
  • 2 Cloves garlic
  • 3 tb Brown sugar
  • 2 tb Sherry
  • 1/4 c Soy sauce
  • 2 c Water
  • 1 lb Chestnuts


1. Trim off ham fat and place meat in a heavy pan. Cut scallion stalks
in two; crush garlic and add along with sugar, sherry, sov sauce and water.

2. Bring slowly to a boil, then simmer, covered, 1-1/2 hours, turning
ham at half-hour intervals.

3. Meanwhile, shell and blanch chestnuts (see HOW-TO SECTION). Add to
ham and simmer, covered, 1 hour more, turning meat twice for even coloring.

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