Simple Suppers: Pear-Marmalade Glazed Ham Steaks
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.
Servings 6 servings
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- Juice of one Blood Orange
- 1 red D’Anjou Pear , soft and ripe; peeled, seeded and cut into small pieces
- ¼ cup Marmalade
- 1/8 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice
- 2 Ham Steaks (approximately 2 pounds total), raw
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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.
Remove from oven. Serve hot.
Calories: 153kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 960mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 26.9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.9mg