Metricon South Australia has made its debut on Channel Ten’s The Cooks Pantry, with ex Masterchef contestant – Michael Weldon cooking an incredible Glazed Christmas Ham accompanied by an orange and fennel salad.  

Today’s episode, (which aired at 4.00pm on Wednesday 6th December), was filmed at our incredible new Hampshire 45, on display at Blackwood Park in the Adelaide Hills. Metricon’s Residential Home Designer – Vanessa Barisic joined Michael and together prepared an incredible glazed ham – in perfect time for Christmas.

Michael and Vanessa discussed the key features of the home, noting the incredible cohesive living spaces, and the open-plan design, which allows you to be a part of the action when hosting and entertaining at home. Michael demonstrated how easy and delicious cooking at Christmas can be, through using quality ingredients with simple yet bold flavours.

The Hampshire 45 was the perfect setting for this special Christmas episode, with open-plan living spaces, a large designer kitchen and plenty of space for entertaining. Once the glazed ham was finished cooking Vanessa and Michael sat down to a beautiful table setting, which was dressed in our high-end theme- one of the three themes from Metricon’s Festive Masterclass,

If you missed the episode this afternoon, you can view Metricon’s feature segment below, and learn how you too can create a beautiful glazed ham this festive season.
Glazed Ham
Recipe by Michael Wheldon
1 x Coles Australian free range full leg ham, skin removed & fat scored
1 jar marmalade spread
5 sprigs  of rosemary, stalks removed
1 bulb of fennel, thinly sliced (dressed with lemon juice to prevent oxidisation)
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 oranges, skin removed and sliced
120g baby french kale
1 tbsp whole-grain mustard
¼ cup Cobram Estate Robust Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
In a large baking tray resting on a wire rack, evenly coat the leg in marmalade and rosemary and place in oven for approx 2 hours.
Whisk the dressing ingredients in a bowl until well combined.  In a large bowl, gently toss fennel, red onion, oranges, kale and dressing until everything is evenly coated.
Carve ham to desired thickness and serve with salad.

If you would like to explore the stunning Hampshire 45, as featured in this episode - view here. If you wish to visit any of Metricon’s other incredible displays across QLD, NSW, VIC or SA, you can view the Display Homes page.