Good ways to cook a fresh bone-in ham include Paula Deen's recipe, which coats the ham in soy sauce and then seasons it with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Another tasty method from Fine Cooking uses a rub of lemon zest, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
Both recipes average more than four out of five stars on the cooking websites' rating scales. Deen's recipe has a preparation time of 10 minutes. Reviewers say the ham is juicy, tender and flavorful. Reviews of Fine Cooking's recipe state that the accompanying pan sauce is excellent, and the bone is good for making soup.