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Marinated Christmas hock of ham

  • Cooking time3 minutes
  • Prep time6 minutes
  • Servings4 portions
recipe image Marinated Christmas hock of ham


  • 1500 g ham hock
For the marinade
  • 50 g coarse salt
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 2 oranges, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5-6 allspice berries
  • 2-3 cloves
To roast
  • 250 ml cider
  • 200 ml orange juice
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp mustard
  • ½ tsp peppercorns
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ¼ tsp thyme
  • 30 ml soy sauce
  • 40 ml olive oil


      1. Marinating
      2. Bring 1.5 litres of water to the boil, allow to cool , and add all the ingredients for the marinade and the ham hock. Marinade for 6 hours in the fridge.
      3. Roasting
      4. Crack all the spices with a pestle and mortar, mix them into the honey, mustard and soy sauce, and spread the mixture over the ham hock.
      5. Pour the cider and orange juice into a casserole dish, add the onions, olive oil, garlic and ham hock, and cook in a preheated oven for 3 hours at 170°C.
      6. Puree the onions in the cooking juices and serve as a sauce with the ham hock.
      If you don't have cider, you can use stout or lager.