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Mariah Carey is blaring from the speakers at the mall, there’s tussles happening in the wrapping paper aisle and we’re all thinking about when exactly we’re going to be able to fit in a Santa photo.
That can only mean one thing … Christmas is coming, and that means it’s nearly time to feast!
Picnic and baked ham is perfect for Christmas lunch in Australia’s warm climate. But how do you prepare it? And what do you do with all the leftovers?
The good folks at New Idea Food have plenty of exciting ways to make your Christmas ham and the creative dishes you make with it the stuff of legend.
We’ve shared 10 of our favourite New Idea Food recipes in the gallery below …
Cola-glazed ham with fruits
Who knew cola was so multi-purposed? Adding a bit of the fizzy drink adds a caramel flavour and makes the glaze sticky-sweet!
Christmas ham and cheese pull-apart
Need to take a plate to your next Christmas party? This festive pull-apart is just what you need!
Pulled ham and maple mustard slaw
Crunchy red cabbage, studded with juicy apricots and drizzled with tangy maple mustard dressing and pulled ham from your Christmas leftovers. A colourful lunch or satisfying side salad.
Candied roast ham with cranberry and star anise sauce
The sauce in this recipe is an optional extra, but the sharpness from the cranberries cuts through the smoky ham beautifully.
Mango and honey ham salad
With only four ingredients, including your Christmas ham, this sweet salad is both quick and delicious.
Cheesy chicken and ham linguine
Kids love cheese. They also love ham. And they can’t resist cheese and ham cooked with pasta!
Ginger and apple glazed ham
A glazed ham is simple yet impressive – plus, all those leftovers to make these other great recipes!
Ham and cheese frittata
This ham and cheese frittata is simplicity at its best. Just mix everything together and pop it in the oven for a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Curried ham and potato frittata
This creamy ham and potato frittata makes a great lunch, brunch or dinner, and the best bit? You can use your leftover ham or BBQ chicken from the night before!