Ham steak offers a wonderful, quick alternative to cooking an entire ham. Glazed with a pear-marmalade topped off with some Chinese Five Spice, and no one will know you whipped it up in a bit over an hour.
Course Main Course
Keyword ham steaks
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
Author Toni Dash
Juice of one Blood Orange
1red D’Anjou Pear, soft and ripe; peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
Combine the cornstarch and boiling water in a small bowl. Whisk to fully combine.
In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat, combine the blood orange juice, pear, marmalade, Chinese five spice to the cornstarch mixture. Whisk to combine and mash the pear with the back of a wooden spoon or potato masher until it is only very small pieces and liquid. Bring mixture to a low boil.
Add cornstarch-water mixture; whisk to combine. Allow to return to a low boil and simmer until it begins to thicken (less than 5 minutes). It will continue to thicken during baking.
In a baking pan large enough to fit both steaks not overlapping (I used a 15-inch by 10-inch pan), pour ¾’s of the glaze into the pan. Add the ham steak allowing them to become covered on the bottom side with the glaze; turn them over allowing the glaze-free side to face the glaze.
Bake for 30 minutes. Baste with the remaining glaze and any pan juices from cooking. Return to oven and bake another 25-30 minutes. Check to ensure they are not drying out and baste from pan juices and pan glaze if needed.