I don't know about you, but when we're cooking on the grill we usually think about having the "big four" - steak, burgers, chicken or ribs but there's a whole other forgotten part of the pig out there that's just waiting to knock your socks off.
Ham steak is a lot more than just a great breakfast meat and this one was ready in about the same amount of time that it took to newk the potatoes. Rinsed and dried when it came out of the package, I brushed the steak with a mixture of marmalade, Dijon mustard, vegetable oil and a touch of fresh lemon juice, dusted it in coarse ground black pepper and Big Guy slapped it on a medium hot grill. Joined by some fresh peaches cut in half, pitted and brushed with the same glaze, it took less than 8 minutes until we were chowing down. That's got to be a record, even for us!
The flavor of the sweetly charred peaches marry beautifully with the salty ham and really the whole dinner received rave reviews from both of us. It's one of the rare times I had nothing negative to say about our dinner - yup I know I'm really picky and often critical of my own cooking. Not this time!
If you're looking for a quick weeknight dinner solution, grill yourself up a ham steak and take a bow. It's a knock out fast and incredibly tasty dinner. By the way, remember to spray the grill with some cooking spray before you fire it up. It'll make clean up a lot easier!
Grilled Ham Steak with Peaches and Marmalade Dijon Glaze (from JBug’s Kitchen adapted from Bon Appetit)
1 ham steak, approximately 1 pound
3 medium peaches
1/4 cup orange marmalade (I used kumquat)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1-1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Coarse ground black pepper
Spray grill with cooking spray and preheat on medium high. Rinse ham steak and dry well using paper towels. Cut peaches in half and remove pit (I left peel intact).
In a small bowl, mix together orange marmalade, vegetable oil, Dijon and lemon juice. Brush glaze over peaches and one side of ham steak. Sprinkle ham steak with coarse ground black pepper. Place peaches and ham steak glazed side down onto prepared grill and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until slightly charred. Brush all with remaining glaze and flip over. Cook additional 3 to 4 minutes until peaches are softened and ham is hot. Makes 4 servings.
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