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How to Cook Hickory Smoked Ham Shank + Video

It’s the Holiday season & we’re still celebrating with this gorgeous Hickory Smoked Ham Shank!

How to Cook Hickory Smoked Ham Shank - cookingwithkimberly.comDon’t be afraid of these large cuts of meat. They may take a while to cook to your liking, but hams are easy to cook.

Now, don’t just think it has to be a Holiday to cook ham…this is a great dish to make on a weekend, and then use the leftover ham during the week! A really tasty time saver for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

How to Cook Hickory Smoked Ham Shank:

Although this particular ham is fully cooked, as indicated on the label, we prefer to boil these hams to tenderize the texture of the meat, and impart more flavor.

Also, you will end up with a marvelously flavored broth you can use for tasty soups, gravies, rice, or any other reason you may need stock.

Type: Entrée Recipe

Serve with: mashed potatoes & veggies
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 1 – 2 1/2 hrs
Yields: many servings!

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  1. Place ham into a large stock pot.
  2. Add spices – bay leaves, mustard seeds, whole cloves, peppercorns & a tea bag.
  3. Pour water into pot to cover ham completely.
  4. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer for 1 – 2 hrs, removing the tea bag after about 10 or 15 minutes of simmering in the pot.
  5. Remove ham from pot & carve to serve with dinner, hot or cold.

Now, you have the option of serving this ham as-is, or you can opt to roast it with some brown sugar, pineapples & maraschino cherries, or a rub of some kind, etc.

Surely, you will love this delicious Hickory Smoked Ham too!


I hope you enjoy this Ham Recipe on Cooking with Kimberly. Until next time…

Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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