Sometimes a ham steak is the perfect thing for a quick dinner. You can make this simple marinade in the morning and allow the ham to soak up all of the tasty goodness during the day. Pat the ham steak dry and allow it to rest for 30 minutes prior to cooking. I was kind of excited to use my new cast iron grill pan to sear it and then slip it right into the oven to finish. This dish has a great sweet/sour taste that is great paired with rice and a green vegetable.
SOY GINGER HAM STEAK (Serves 4)
1 ham steak
1/2 cup of tamari or soy sauce
1 Tablespoon of honey
1 Tablespoon of rice vinegar
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
1 Tablespoon of grated ginger
- Place ham steak in a deep dish or a plastic bag for marinating. Combine soy sauce, honey, and rice vinegar into a small bowl and whisk together. Pour the mixture over the ham steak, and add garlic, and ginger. No need to add any salt as the soy sauce will season the meat plenty. For best results, marinate the meat at least 2 hours in advance, but over night is best.
- When ready to cook, take your ham steak out 30 minutes prior to cooking and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees and on the stovetop, start getting a large pan hot. When your pan is “screaming” hot, sear your steak until it develops a nice color all over.
- Then put the steak in the pan into the oven and continue cooking in the oven for 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature registers 140 degrees.
- When you’re done cooking, let your meat rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting into it. Slice, and enjoy!