Guinness-Glazed Ham – 2020 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®!


It’s the 2020 Red Carpet Menu for Oscar®! For The Irishman, it’s The IrishHam!

The first thing to know is that I broke 2 fingers (right ring and pinky fingers – glad I’m a proud lefty!) a few days after shooting all the dishes so video production is delayed. I’ll insert them as I go. But you’ll see these recipes are fabulously simple! Now let’s get to it!


The Irishman is a loooong yet well done movie. I admit I didn’t get to the theater in time but did watch it on a large TV. It was very well acted, well directed, but the editing could have been a lot tighter. It tended to feel like Goodfellas Take Two and didn’t rivet me as I hoped it would. Was it my high expectations that disappointed or the actual film? I don’t know but the performances were notable.

There is an obvious Irish Ham tie-in here but I decided to take it to the actors… a bunch of “hams” who likely shouldn’t have played themselves younger with the computer manipulation. And after 3 hours and 27 minutes, your eyes are as glazed over as the ham! Ohhh I’m bad. But this ham is soooo good! 


Frank-ly, you can start the film, cook the ham, eat the ham, make sandwiches for the next day, clean up, and the film will still be playing. And the age-old question about where Hoffa is buried might actually be revealed by then. 




Guinness-Glazed Ham
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time
1 hr 30 min
The Ham
  1. • 1 5 lb spiral ham
  2. • 1 14.9 can Guinness stout
  3. • fresh parsley, to garnish
The Glaze
  1. • 1-1/2 cup Guinness stout
  2. • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  3. • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  5. • 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  6. • 1 tbsp honey
  1. Place ham in a roasting pan with stout. Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350° for one hour. Lift the foil and baste ham 2-3 times during cooking.
  2. While it’s cooking, prepare the glaze by combining stout, mustard, garlic, brown sugar, Worcestershire, and honey. Pour into small saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a light boil and reduce by half. Set aside.
  3. Remove the ham from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425°. Remove foil and brush the glaze liberally over the ham. Return it to the oven uncovered for about 10-15 minutes or until the ham’s internal temperature is 120°-130°. Garnish and serve.
  1. Note: Cooking time is 15 minutes per pound. Adjust the recipe accordingly.

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