Monday, July 18, 2016

Grilled Apricot-Glazed Ham Steak by Tom


Tom's Grilled Ham Steak with Apricot Glaze

Even though I like ham, we tend to have it as a spiral cut honey-baked whole or half ham.  But we do not have ham that frequently.  Ham steak virtually never.  However in a recent purchase direct from the farm, several ham steaks came with the order.  So I needed a new recipe in order to use the ham steaks.

I did a search on the internet, and found this apricot glaze, grilled ham recipe.  It sounded pretty good to me and had good reviews.  It comes from "Taste of Home" magazine.

The apricot glaze was very simple to make.  It basted well on to the ham steak while grilling.  And it added a nice flavor without being overwhelming.

We both liked it, so I will make it again.

     ---Tom

Grilled Apricot-Glazed Ham Steak 
(from tasteofhomemagazine.com)

Serves 2 to 4 (depends on the size of the ham steak)

1 ham steak about 2 pounds and 1" thick
1/4 cup apricot preserves
1 tablespoon mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In a small sauce pan combine the preserves, mustard, lemon juice and cinnamon.  Cook and stir over low heat for 2-3 minutes.  Set the glaze aside.

Score the edges of the ham steak with a sharp knife.  This will help to prevent the ham steak from curling while grilling.
Grill for 8 - 10 minutes per side. 

Brush with the glaze during the last couple of minutes before turning.  Do the same when nearing the end of grilling the second side.  I heated up the glaze a bit before basting, which made it a little more fluid.

I made fresh grilled asparagus to go with our ham steak.  Simultaneously, grill the fresh asparagus after you have turned the ham steak. The asparagus takes about 7-8 minutes.
Baste the ham steak until it is all gone.
Remove from the heat, cut into portions, and serve.

     ---Tom


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