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Grilled Ham Steak and Pineapple

February 11, 2010

My mother used to make a big ham for a lot of Sunday dinners baked with the rings of pineapples and cherries in the center, plenty of brown sugar and cloves.  This is a recreation of that meal for the times we live in now, because there are a lot of nights you just need to get dinner on the table ASAP, but you don’t want to give up the quality of a delicious home cooked meal.  That’s when the ham steak jumps to my mind.  There is always supposed to be one in the freezer for exactly this reason.  I also buy the largest one I can find as I love a few recipes from the leftovers.  Generally I never eat leftovers, as in warming up and just eating.  It has to be a totally different meal.  I usually cook the ham steak on a grill pan as it is so fast that starting the outdoor grill would defeat my purpose.  This night there would be a broccoli salad, green onion stuffed potatoes and I had a beautiful pineapple that would be grilled as well.  And there is usually a pineapple in the house.  First it takes center stage as a centerpiece for the table, then eaten, rooted and finally putting it in a pot to grow again.  I have actually grown and eaten  my own pineapples, but it is a slow process with a small yield, although a cherished delectable accomplishment.  I finish a lot of dinners with a simple plate of fruit , cheese and nuts. 

Grilled Ham Steak


  • 1 T. Butter
  • 2 T. Brown Sugar
  • Ham Steak
  • Dijon Mustard


  1. Melt butter in grill pan
  2. Add brown sugar and combine on medium heat
  3. Turn up heat to hight and add ham steak
  4. Grill 5-7 minutes on one side and turn to sear other side
  5. Plate and serve with Dijon Mustard on the side


Grilled Pineapple 


  • 4 T. Butter
  • 2 T. Brown Sugar
  • Spears of Pineapple


  1. Melt butter in grill pan.
  2. Add brown sugar and combine with butter over medium heat.
  3. Bring heat to medium high and add pineapple.
  4. Grill on both sides to a dark caramel color.
  5. Serve as a side.

* This side dish makes a wonderful dessert as well.  Just add some Ice Cream.

Green Onion Stuffed Potatoes 


  • 4 Potatoes
  • 4 T. Butter
  • 4  Green Onions (chopped) (plus a few for garnish)
  • 1/2  C. Milk
  • 1/2 C. Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 C. Sour Cream
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Wash and prick potatoes
  3. Bake for approximately 50-60 minutes
  4. Remove from oven. Cut in half and scoop out potato
  5. Add butter and milk and mash
  6. Add chopped onions and salt and pepper
  7. Stuff potato skins with mashed potato onion mixture
  8. Top with grated cheddar cheese (recipe can be made in advance to this step)
  9. Put back in oven and heat for approximately 15 minutes until cheese melts
  10. Plate with green onions and sour cream and serve.

Broccoli Salad


  • 1 Bunch of Broccoli
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Oil, Vinegar, Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Lemon


  1. Wash broccoli, cut in spears
  2. Steam 5-10 minutes
  3. Put in ice bath, then refrigerate
  4. Plate broccoli spears and drizzle salad dressing over it
  5. Garnish with lemon
  6. Salt and Pepper as desired

Fruit, Cheese and Nut Plate


The selection for tonight: Grapes, Apple, Cheddar, Parmesan and Blue Cheese with Pecans and Almonds

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Kim permalink
    May 10, 2011 16:57

    Sounds yummy and cant wait to try the ham recipe. Just want to let you know of the typo. Its brown sugar is combined .. not brown butter?

    • May 10, 2011 17:18

      Thanks for visiting and pointing out sugar vs. butter, cannot believe I missed that. Hope you enjoy the ham steak, fast and delicious.

  2. pkirby permalink
    April 21, 2011 15:20

    This looks like a delicious meal. I’m going to try it.

  3. February 19, 2010 05:38

    This looks like one nice meal. Good idea to keep a ham steak in the freezer for quick meals. I think I’ll have to start doing that too. Your pictures are great. Your gonna have to give me some tips! 🙂


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