Even though city ham comes precooked, grilling it is a great way to deepen its smokiness. The glaze here, inspired by Filipino-style barbecue, combines sugary Coca-Cola with pineapple juice, plus soy sauce, ketchup, cider vinegar, and honey, for a complex blend of sweet, tart, salty, and fruity.
- Yield:Serves 12 to 16
- Active time: 30 minutes
- Total time:3 hours
To make the glaze: Combine brown sugar, coke, pineapple juice, ketchup, honey, vinegar, and soy sauce in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally until thickened to a syrupy consistency, 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
Unwrap ham and brush liberally with glaze. Cover and continue to cook for 15 minutes. Brush ham with glaze a second time, cover, and continue to cook until an instant read thermometer registers 120°F when inserted into thickest portion of ham, about 15 minutes more. Remove ham from smoker, let rest for 15 minutes, then serve.