My friend got a whole pig. Since she has so much in her freezer she offered me a fresh ham, which I gladly accepted. I found a recipe - http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/fr... - and was excited to cook it. Last night I mixed up the rub ingredients and unwrapped the ham which I had defrosted. My problem is that I don't think she gave me a fresh ham. It smells smokey or hammy like a cured ham.
I know nothing about ham. I've never cooked one. The fresh one would really be just a big piece of pork. But with an actual ham I am stumped. Can I still cook it the same way? Would the timing be the same?
Please help save dinner. Thanks!