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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
I’m not normally a think-ahead type of gal. It’s hard for me to cook a Easter feast 2 weeks before the holiday. But I understand how recipe searching goes – people want to browse recipes BEFORE the holiday to get ideas on what to cook ON the holiday!
I’ve been in the kitchen, pretending it’s Easter and cookin’ up some fantastic ham recipes. The first recipe that I want to share is a Easter ham dinner for 2 people. My in-laws are always asking for recipes scaled down for two, so this is a perfect one for them.
Instead of buying a big gigantic ham – which, for 2-4 people would last them probably 3 years – buy individual ham steaks. I like to give the ham steaks a good sear on both sides and then top it off with a fruity, rum-my glaze.
And because so many of you asked in the comments, the side dish that I have is zucchini and carrot strands.
I can’t believe I’m about to do this, but we’re going to whip back in time and I’m in a link back to a vintage Steamy Kitchen post for that recipe.
This is from a time long, long ago, before I even knew how to use a camera.
There, I’m giving you a warning.
Blackberry Rum Glazed Ham Recipe
Perfect for Easter ham for 2-4 people! If you're serving more than 4 people, double the blackberry rum glaze.
Ingredients:2-4 boneless ham steaks (about 1/2-inch thick) - or one for each person
1 tablespoon cooking oil (olive, vegetable, canola or peanut)
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup blackberry preserves (or jam)
1/8 cup white rum
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Serve the ham steaks with a drizzle of the blackberry rum sauce.
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