“What are we going to do for Easter?” my son asked me yesterday.
Do? What do you mean, do? We’re going to celebrate our eternal salvation through the sacrifice Christ made for us; that’s what we’re going to do, I told him.
But celebrate, how will we celebrate?, he wondered.
In past years, I’ve hosted Easter gatherings at my house for up to 40 people. We probably won’t do that this year, but we will celebrate with our family and some local friends.
There’s no need to remind you about my obsession with the smoker, but chances are, we’re going to smoke our ham this year.
Hormel or Brookshire’s spiral-sliced hams are on sale this week at Brookshire’s, just in time for Easter. Did you know that you can, indeed, smoke a precooked ham? Trust me, I plan to!
Since the ham is already precooked, you’re really just introducing it to the smoke and warming it through.
I think we’re going to use Applewood to add some sweetness, and probably fill the pan with apple juice instead of water, to help impart some flavor that way.
The ham has to be heated through to about 145° F. After that, it’s ready to eat!
You can use your grill over indirect heat if you don’t have a smoker, and set a pan of chips over the flame for that good, smoky flavor.