The weather has vastly improved and spring holidays approach. Easter Hams are a wonderful tradition but cured hams are often an expensive item at the grocery store. Not to worry — you can smoke and cure your own delicious, delightful ham this Easter. (Or any other day, for that matter.)

This article details how to fully cook and cure ham on an outdoor grill, as well as a recipe for a brown sugar rub to cure with and an impressive rhubarb-ginger sauce with red wine.

SMOKE and cured meats made an indelible impact on my childhood. I often ventured onto Gram’s enclosed back porch to escape the cigarette smoke from the elders. There, I reveled in the enticing wood aromas coming from the brick smokehouse at the bottom of the stairs. My grandfather cured and smoked his own bacon, sausage and…