Monday, July 13, 2009

Cranberry ham grill (OAMC)

Even though ham is already cooked, it tastes so good when done on the grill that it’s worth introducing this recipe to your family. All the advanced preparation can be done way ahead of time, making this a great OAMC recipe. You can prepare multiple thick ham slices with the sauce and stick them in ziploc bags to freeze for later. You could also think about cutting up a thick slice into cubes to use from skewers instead!

Since you can easily get quite a few meals out of a larger ham, OAMC is an economical way to cook: buy a ham that is lower priced per pound by buying it larger and dividing it up for multiple meals!

Cranberry Ham Grill

Large, thick slices of ham, about 1 lb each
For each slice:

1 c cranberry juice
1/4 c marmalade
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 t dry mustard
1/4 t ground cloves or allspice

2 T sugar
1 T cornstarch
8 oz cranberry sauce
Orange slices (optional)

Mix cranberry juice through cloves together and combine with ham slice in a shallow dish (if you’ll be using it within 24 hours or so) or in a ziploc bag to freeze.

To cook, thaw first if frozen. Pour off marinade into a small saucepan. Mix in sugar and cornstarch, stirring and cooking over medium heat until thickened. Stir in cranberry sauce and heat gently just before serving.

Grill the ham steak over low heat, 5 - 7 minutes per side. Serve with the sauce.

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