It’s not just at the end of the year that we can enjoy a good ham. Festivities, informal meetings, beautiful event get-togethers, and even for marketing. This dish makes approximately 20 servings. It is very appreciated, very tasty!


  • 7 kg bone-in pork shank
  • 1 and ½ liters of beer
  • 3 liters of water
  • 3 cups of white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of chili pepper
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of coarse salt
  • 2 tablespoons refined salt
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary

Preparation Mode

  1. Place the ham in a large container and make holes with the help of a sharp knife.
  2. In a large pan, bring the beer, water, vinegar, pepper, garlic, salt and rosemary to a boil.
  3. Remove and let cool.
  4. Once cold, pour it over the ham, allowing the seasoning to enter the holes in the meat.
  5. Let it rest for 12 hours in the fridge.
  6. After this time, preheat the oven to low temperature.
  7. Remove the shank, drain and place in a large roasting pan.
  8. Place in the oven to bake for 7 hours, always basting the meat with seasoning.
  9. After this time, increase the oven temperature and bake for another 1 hour.
  10. Check that it is well cooked, remove and transfer to a platter.
  11. Decorate to taste and serve.

Mom Tips

If you prefer a very strong flavor, leave the ham resting in the seasoning for up to 2 days before roasting.

Know that for each kg of ham; 1 hour in the oven.

For smaller sized ham, see the roast ham recipe.

See also the ham sandwich recipe.

Approximate yield of 20 servings.


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