We've had this ham steak in our freezer for a few months now and I was torn on what to do with it...should I bake it? grill it? marinate it? My mom recommended the grill method, and boy am I glad we took her advice!
I found a simple marinade recipe on About.com, but altered it a bit by adding in some brown sugar and marinating it a bit longer. The end result was a tender, delicious, flavorful ham that was big enough for two meals! (I love when that happens.)
Grilled Ham Steak with Pineapple - slightly adapted from About.com
For the marinade:
In a medium-sized bowl, mix together:
- The juice from a 20 oz. can of pineapple (in 100% juice). Set the pineapple slices aside for grilling.
- 1/4 c. yellow mustard
- 2 TBSP. extra virgin olive oil
- 2 TBSP. pure honey
Pour marinade in a shallow baking dish (big enough to fit your ham in), and place ham in dish (I always rinse my ham in cool water first and then pat dry with a paper towel). Sprinkle 1 TBSP of brown sugar on top and brush it over your ham. Seal dish with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 1 hour.
After an hour, remove wrap and flip ham to the other side. Sprinkle another TBSP of brown sugar and brush. Allow to marinate for 1 more hour.
- Once the ham has marinated for two hours, remove from baking dish and add to a hot grill. Grill each side for 5 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees.
- While your ham is grilling, you can also add your pineapple slices to the grill as well. These are especially yummy on top of your ham once it has cooked!