Ham Steaks with Blackberry Rum Sauce
Elegant dining doesn't get much easier than this pan-grilled ham steak served with a rum-kissed blackberry sauce. Serve with rice pilaf and steamed broccoli.
2 1/2-inch thick ham steak, boneless
1 tablespoon oil (olive, vegetable, canola or peanut)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup blackberry preserves or jam
1/8 cup rum
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
- To make the blackberry rum glaze, heat a small sauce pot over medium-low heat. Add the butter and when melted, add the blackberry preserves, rum and brown sugar. Stir well. Let the mixture bubble a bit and then add the fresh blackberries. Cook for 3 minutes.
- Heat a frying pan over high heat until very hot. Add the oil and swirl to coat. Lay the ham steaks in the pan and sear for 2 minutes each side.
- Serve the ham steaks with a drizzle of the blackberry rum sauce.
Makes 2 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/2 of recipe): Calories: 590 calories; Protein: 12 grams; Fat: 21 grams; Sodium: 740 milligrams; Cholesterol: 55 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 9 grams; Carbohydrates: 84 grams; Fiber: 2 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.